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Mehta, C.M., Burke, P., & Shrier, L (in press). “This is a everyday thing, this is a living thing”: Marijuana use among inner city youth. Youth and Society.

Mehta, C.M., Wilson, J. (Online first) Gender segregation and its correlates in adulthood. Sex Roles. doi:

Mehta, C.M. (Online first) Flipping out and digging in: Combining the flipped class and project-based learning to teach adult development. The International Journal of Aging and Human Development. doi: 10.1177/0091415020919997

Mehta, C.M., Arnett, J.J., Palmer, C., & Nelson, L. (2020). Established adulthood: A new conception of ages 30 to 45. American Psychologist, 75, 431–444. doi:

Mehta, C. M., Smith, K.R. (2019) “As you grow up the divide still tends to happen”: A qualitative investigation of sex segregation in adults’ friendships. Gender Issues, 36,176–200. doi: /10.1007/s12147-018-9221-5

Mehta, C.M., & Keener, E.J. (2017). Oh the places we’ll go! Where will Sandra Bem’s work lead us next? Sex Roles.

Keener, E.J., & Mehta, C.M. (2017). Sandra Bem: Revolutionary and generative feminist psychologist. Sex Roles.

Ayotte, B., Mehta C.M., & Alfonso, J. (2017)  Health communication with same-sex and other-sex friends in emerging adulthood. International Journal of Aging and Human Development.

Mehta, C.M. Hojjat M., Smith, K.R., & Ayotte B. (2016). Associations between gender segregation and gender-typed traits in college students.  Sex Roles. Advance online publication

Mehta, C.M., & Dementieva, Y. (2016). The contextual specificity of gender: Femininity and masculinity in college students’ same- and other-gender peer contexts. Sex Roles. Advance online publication

Mehta, C.M., Walls, C., Blood, E., Feldman, H., & Shrier, L.A. (2016). Affect and intimacy in emerging adult’s romantic relationships. Journal of Adult Development, 23, 101-110.

McDonnell, A., & Mehta, C. M. (2016). We could never be friends: Representing cross-sex friendship on celebrity gossip web sites. Psychology Of Popular Media Culture5, 74-84. doi:10.1037/ppm0000032

Kitts, R.L, Koleoglou, K.J., Holland, J. Nang, Q., Hutchinson, E., Mehta, C.M., Tran, C., &Fishman, L. (2015). The establishment of a novel program to address the career and professional development needs of research assistants at an academic hospital. JMIC: Medical Education, 1(2):e13. doi:10.2196/mededu.4576

Mehta, C.M. (2015). Gender in Context: Considering Variability in Wood and Eagly’s Traditions of Gender IdentitySex Roles73, 490-496. doi:10.1007/s11199-015-0535-4 

Mehta, C.M., Alfonso Barry, J., Delaney, R., & Ayotte, B.J. (2014). Associations between gender segregation, gender identity, and substance use in college students. Sex Roles, 70, 98-109.

Mehta, C.M., Walls, C., Blood, E., & Shrier, L.A. (2014). Associations between affect, context, and sexual desire in depressed young women. Journal of Sex Research, 51, 577-585.

Keener, E., Mehta, C.M., & Strough, J. (2013). Should educators and parents encourage other-sex interactions? Sex segregation and sexism. Gender and Education, 25, 813-883.

Mehta, C.M., Keener, E., & Shrier, L. A. (2013). Perceived advantages and disadvantages of being a female graduate student in the US and the UK. Gender and Education, 25, 37-55.

Sunner. L. E., Walls, C., Blood, E.A., Mehta, C.M., Feldman, H., & Shrier, L. (2013).Feasibility and utility of momentary sampling of sex events in young couples. Journal of Sex Research, 50, 688-696.

Mehta, C.M., Sunner, L.A., Head, S., Crosby, R., & Shrier, L. (2011). “Sex is not something you do with someone you don’t care about”: Adolescent girls’ definitions of sex. Journal of Adolescent and Pediatric Gynecology, 24, 266-271.

Mehta, C.M., & Strough, J. (2010) Gender-typing and gender segregation in adolescence. Sex Roles, 63, 251-263.

Mehta, C.M., & Strough, J. (2009). Sex segregation in friendships and normative developmental contexts across the lifespan. Developmental Review, 29, 201-220.

Strough, J., Mehta, C.M., McFall, J., & Schuller, K. (2008). Do older and younger adults make different decisions about sunk costs? Psychological Science, 19, 650-652.

Doppler, E.E., Harkins, D., & Mehta, C.M. (2008) Emerging empowerment: Conflict resolution intervention and preschool teachers’ reports of conflict behavior. Early Childhood Education and Development, 19, 885-906.

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