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Scott, Lorraine

Lorraine Scott

Graduate Research Assistant
Population Research Center, Department of Human Development and Family Sciences

Graduate Research Assistant

 B.S. in Psychology with minors in English Literature and Sociology from the University of Pittsburgh

Lorraine is a third-year Ph.D student in Human Development and Family Science

Research Advisor

Dr. Fatima Varner

Research Interests

Lorraine's research interests broadly focus on developing a more intersectional understanding of race-related stress, focusing on members of the African diaspora. More specifically, this research aims to develop transdisciplinary understandings of race-related stress in Black populations, when these individuals hold various other social identities, and how these stressors impact their social and health outcomes. This research is grounded in Intersectionality and Critical Race Theories and sits at the theoretical and methodological intersections of Black Studies, HDFS, Sociology, Psychology, and Demography.


Co-President - Black Graduate Student Association

Department Representative - Graduate Student Assembly


Seager van Dyk, I., Hahn,H., Scott, L.E., Aldao,A., Vine, V., (2021). Manipulating minority stress: Validation of a novel film-based minority stress induction with lesbian, gay, and bisexual adults. Psychology of Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity.

Varner, F.A., Mandara, J., Scott, L. E., & Murray, C. (2020). The Relationship between Neighborhood Racial Composition and African American Parents’ Racial Socialization. Journal of Community Psychology

Varner, F.A., Holloway, K.H., & Scott, L. E., (Revise and Resubmit). The Roles of Gender and Parenting in the relations between Racial Discrimination Experiences and Problem Behaviors among African American adolescents. Research on Human Development.

Media and Op-Eds

Kelsky, K., (2020, Jul 8) Intersectional Guilt and Unapologetic Blackness - #BLM Guest Post- Lorraine Scott featured. [Blog post]. Retrieved from http://theprofessorisin.com/2020/07/08/unapologetic-blackness-blm/

The Graduate School Professional Development Award, University of Texas at Austin

College of Natural Sciences Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Fellow, University of Texas at Austin

Proposal for a Collaboration between Black graduate students and the Institute for Urban Research and Policy, University of Texas at Austin  

Isora Cooke Endowed Scholarship for Professional Development, University of Texas at Austin 

Scott, L. E., & Varner, F.A. The Price of Parenting: The Roles of Income and Education in Racial Socialization in Black Families. Poster accepted to the annual meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, (virtual).

Scott, L .E., Vine, V., Young, K., Ladouceur, C. D., & Bylsma, L. M. (March, 2019). Think it Over: The Recall of Autobiographical Memories among Children at High vs Low Familial risk for Depression. Poster submitted to the annual meeting of the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, Chicago, IL.

Gribshaw, C., Scott, L .E., Vine, V., Ladouceur, C. D., & Bylsma, L. M. (July, 2018). Is Perceived or Objective Stress More Important in Predicting Anhedonia in Adolescents at High and Low Familial Risk for Depression? The Western Psychiatric Institute’s Annual Research Day, Pittsburgh, PA.

Scott, L .E., Vine, V., Ladouceur, C. D., & Bylsma, L. M. (July, 2018). Stuck on a Feeling: Spontaneous Recall of Positive and Negative Daily Events among Children at High vs Low Familial Risk for Depression. The Western Psychiatric Institute’s Annual Research Day, Pittsburgh, PA.

Scott, L .E., Godley, A.., Schunn, C. (April 2013). The Implementation of Online Peer Editing in Classroom Situations. Bi-annual Undergraduate Research Poster Presentation Day, Pittsburgh, PA.

Guest Lecturer HDF 313

Teaching Assistant HDF 315L

Teaching Assistant HDF 313/113L

Teaching Assistant HDF 378L