Cynthia García Coll
Cynthia García Coll is a developmental psychologist from Puerto Rico, and current editor-in-chief of Child Development. She teaches at Carlos Albizu University, where she is the Associate Director of the Institutional Center for Scientific Research. She has authored more than a hundred publications including several books.
García Coll is the current editor-in-chief of Child Development, a journal in the fields of psychology and child development. She received her PhD from Harvard, and as of 2017, was the Associate Director of the Institutional Center for Scientific Research at Carlos Albizu University, located in San Juan, Puerto Rico. She is also a Professor in the Clinical Psychology program at Albizu. Prior to moving back to Puerto Rico, where she grew up, García Coll was a professor of education, psychology, and pediatrics at Brown University.
García Coll was a member of the MacArthur Foundation Network “Successful Pathways Through Middle Childhood” from 1994-2002. In 2009, she received the Cultural and Contextual Contributions to Child Development Award from the Society for Research in Child Development. She is a fellow of the American Psychological Association, and served as past president of the Society for the Study of Human Development.
García Coll has researched a number of topics, including the resilience of children born to teen mothers and of immigrant children. She has also explored the immigrant paradox, which shows that first-generation immigrant children and adolescents tend to be better adjusted academically and behaviorally than later assimilated generations. García Coll has found that immigrant Hispanic children living in homes where Spanish is spoken are better adjusted than similar immigrant children living in homes where Spanish is not spoken. Her work has also shown that access to social welfare and policies aimed at the inclusion of immigrants have a positive effect on immigrant children's academic success. The graduation rate of children with at least one immigrant parent was 5.3% higher in US states where immigrant families could receive benefits through the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program, which provides Federal subsidies to low-income families.
García Coll resides in Puerto Rico, outside of the capital San Juan.
- García Coll, Cynthia; Kagan, Jerome; Reznick, J. Steven (June 1984). "Behavioral Inhibition in Young Children". Child Development. 55 (3): 1005. doi:10.2307/1130152. JSTOR 1130152.
- García Coll, Cynthia T. (1 August 1989). Marie de Lourdes Mattei, ed. The Psychosocial development of Puerto Rican women. Praeger. ISBN 978-0-275-92345-7. OCLC 869059289.
- Lamberty, Gontram; García Coll, Cynthia (21 November 2012). Puerto Rican Women and Children: Issues in Health, Growth, and Development. Springer US. ISBN 978-1-4613-6053-7. OCLC 829749477.
- Coll, Cynthia T. García; Surrey, Janet L. (17 April 1998). Kaethe Weingarten, ed. Mothering Against the Odds: Diverse Voices of Contemporary Mothers. Guilford Publications. ISBN 978-1-57230-330-0. OCLC 38096903.
- Cooper, Catherine R.; García Coll, Cynthia T.; Bartko, W. Todd; Davis, Helen; Chatman, Celina, eds. (June 27, 2005). Developmental Pathways Through Middle Childhood: Rethinking Contexts and Diversity as Resources (1st ed.). Lawrence Erlbaum Associates. ISBN 978-0-8058-5199-1. OCLC 877844534. Retrieved 21 November 2018.
- García Coll, Cynthia; Marks, Amy Kerivan (3 April 2009). Immigrant Stories: Ethnicity and Academics in Middle Childhood. Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-0-19-972126-9. OCLC 939700574.
- García Coll, Cynthia T.; Marks, Amy Kerivan (2012). The Immigrant Paradox in Children and Adolescents: Is Becoming American a Developmental Risk?. American Psychological Association. ISBN 978-1-4338-1053-4. OCLC 720259800.
- García Coll, Cynthia T. (2012). The Impact of Immigration on Children's Development. Karger Medical and Scientific Publishers. ISBN 978-3-8055-9798-2. OCLC 867293007.
- Coll, Cynthia Garcia; Bearer, Elaine L.; Lerner, Richard M. (4 April 2014). Nature and Nurture: The Complex Interplay of Genetic and Environmental Influences on Human Behavior and Development. Psychology Press. ISBN 978-1-135-62896-3. OCLC 911177728.
- "Journals Ranked by Impact: Psychology, Educational". 2016 Journal Citation Reports. Web of Science (Social Sciences ed.). Thomson Reuters. 2017.
- "Journals Ranked by Impact: Psychology, Developmental". 2016 Journal Citation Reports. Web of Science (Social Sciences ed.). Thomson Reuters. 2017.
- 2017 Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development Program.
- Coll, G. (October 17, 2017). "My Turn: Cynthia Garcia Coll: Deeper causes of Puerto Rico disaster" Providence Journal.
- White-Ajmani, M. (March, 2010). Champions of Psychology: Cynthia García Coll. Observer. Published by Association for Psychological Science.
- "Professor Cynthia Garia Coll Receives The Cultural and Contextual Contributions to Child Development Award from the Society for Research in Child Development (Press Release)". Brown University. February 17, 2009. Retrieved 28 November 2018.
- Society for Research in Child Development, Senior Distinguished Contributions Award History
- "Presidents of SSHD". Society for the Study of Human Development. Retrieved 2018-11-19.
- Kelleher Figueroa, M. (October 20, 2011). "Exploring the ‘Immigrant Paradox’: Q & A with Cynthia García Coll" Education Writers Association Latino Ed Beat Blog.
- Filindra, Alexandra; Blanding, David; García Coll, Cynthia (September 2011). "The Power of Context: State-Level Policies and Politics and the Educational Performance of the Children of Immigrants in the United States". Harvard Educational Review. 81 (3): 407–438. doi:10.17763/haer.81.3.n306607254h11281.
- Filindra, A., Wichowsky, A., & Condon, M. (August 22, 2016). 20 years on, here's how welfare reform held back immigrants' children - in some states. Washington Post
- Santhanam, Laura (September 21, 2018). "For kids in Puerto Rico, 'we don't know all the damage they have endured' from Hurricane Maria". PBS. Retrieved 28 November 2018.
- "García Coll, Cynthia T. Overview". World Cat. Retrieved 21 November 2018.
- "Cynthia García Coll". Google Scholar. Retrieved 21 November 2018.
- "Curriculum Vitae Cynthia García Coll". research.brown.edu via yumpu.com. Retrieved 21 November 2018.