Dr. Mello examines topics specific to minority group membership including anticipated discrimination in educational and occupational attainment and stereotype threat.
+Jaramillo, J. N., Mello, Z. R., &, Worrell, F. C. (2013, April). Perceived discrimination, stereotype threat, and optimism among Native American adolescents. Poster presented at the Colorado Springs Undergraduate Research Forum, Colorado Springs, Colorado.
Mello, Z. R., Mallett, R. K., Andretta, J. R., & Worrell, F. C. (2012). Stereotype threat and school belonging in adolescents from diverse racial/ethnic backgrounds. Journal of At-Risk Issues, 17, 9-14.
Hand, L. H.+, Mello, Z. R., & Anton-Stang, H.M.* (2012). An investigation of gender, perceived gender-barriers to a future occupation, and academic achievement among delinquent adolescents. Modern Psychological Science, 17, 19-26.
Mallett, R. K., Mello, Z. R., Wagner, D. E., Worrell, F. C., Burrow, R. N., & Andretta, J. R. (2011). Do I belong? It depends on when you ask. Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology, 17, 432-436. doi: 10.1037/a0025455
+Indicates Undergraduate Student Mentee; *Indicates Graduate Student Mentee.