Personal Information

California School of Professional Psychology

Clinical Psychology

San Francisco Beach St Campus

Assistant Professor

Assistant Professor

Courses, Research Interests, Publications

Advanced Statistics I, Advanced Statistics II, PhD Research Seminar: Child and Adolescent Well-Being, Intercultural Awareness Development, Lifespan Human Development

Dr. Menon's research interests are centered on social and personality development from middle childhood to early adolescence. Focusing on this age group she has published research on three areas that influence children's psychosocial well-being: self-perceived gender identity, self-concept, and close relationship styles.

Cooper, P. J., Pauletti, R. E., Tobin, D. D., Menon, M., Menon, M., Spatta, B. C., Hodges, E. V. E., & Perry, D. G. (in press). Mother-child attachment and gender identity in preadolescence. Sex Roles.

Menon, M., Schellhorn, K., & Lowe, C. A. (2013). Interactive influences of gender identity and gender typing on early adolescents' adjustment. Psychological Studies, 58, 1-9.

Menon, M. (2012). Do relationship styles moderate influences of perceived maternal support on early adolescents' well-being? Psychological Studies, 57, 348-356.

Pauletti, R. E., Menon, M., Menon, M., Tobin, D.D., & Perry, D.G. (2012). Narcissism and adjustment in preadolescence. Child Development, 83, 831-837.

Menon, M. (2011). Does felt gender compatibility mediate influences of self-perceived gender nonconformity on early adolescents' psychosocial adjustment? Child Development, 82, 1152-1162.

Tobin, D. D., Menon, M., Menon, M., Spatta, B. C., Hodges, E. V. E., & Perry, D. G. (2010). The intrapsychics of gender: A model of self-socialization. Psychological Review, 117, 601-622.

Menon, M., Tobin, D. D., Corby, B. C., Menon, M., Hodges, E. V. E., & Perry, D. G. (2007). The developmental costs of high self-esteem for antisocial children. Child Development, 78, 1627-1639.

Menon, M., & Pant, P. (2007). Body image and adjustment in Indian women. Psychological Studies, 52, 332-338.

Menon, M. (2013, April). Interactive influences of narcissism and gender identity on depression: A test of the self-image failure hypothesis. Poster presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Seattle, WA.

Menon, M. & Moyes, H. C. A. (2013, March). Narcissism and self-image failure in the gendered self. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association, New York, NY.

Menon, M., *Schellhorn, K., & Lowe, C. A. (2011, April). Does gender compatibility protect against self-perceived gender nonconformity? Poster presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Montreal, Canada.

Menon, M. (2011, April). Gender identity and self-perceived gender typing. Poster presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Montreal, Canada.

Cooper, P., Pauletti, R. E., Menon, M., Menon, M., & Perry, D. G. (2010, April). Gender, sports, and adjustment in preadolescence. Poster presented at the Gender Development Research Conference, San Francisco, CA.

Cooper, P., Pauletti, R. E., Menon, M., Menon, M., & Perry, D. G. (2010, April). A test of the stereotype emulation hypothesis. Poster presented at the Gender Development Research Conference, San Francisco, CA.

Pauletti, R. E., Cooper, P., Menon, M., Menon, M., & Perry, D. G. (2010, April). Felt pressure for gender conformity pathologizes girls' self-perceived failures. Poster presented at the Gender Development Research Conference, San Francisco, CA.

Menon, M., & *Schellhorn, K. (2010, March). Relationship styles moderate influences of gender discontentedness on early adolescents' well-being. Poster presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Adolescence, Philadelphia, PA.

Menon, M., Spatta, B. C., Tobin, D. D., Menon, M., & Perry, D. G. (2009, August). Categories of insecure attachment in middle childhood. Poster presented at the XIV European Conference on Developmental Psychology, Vilnius, Lithuania.

Menon, M., Evans, R. B., Menon, M., & Perry, D. G. (2009, April). Sexist ideology and narcissism as interacting influences on preadolescents' adjustment. Poster presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Denver, CO.

Evans, R. B., Menon, M., Menon, M., & Perry, D. G. (2009, April). Gender identity and gender stereotypes as interacting influences on children's adjustment. Poster presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Denver, CO.

Menon, M., Menon, M., Evans, R. B., & Perry, D. G. (2009, April). Does attachment style predict preadolescents' perceptions of parenting? Poster presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Denver, CO.

Menon, M., Tobin, D. D., Spatta, B. C., Menon, M., Hodges, E. V. E., & Perry, D. G. (2009, April). Does high self-esteem encourage antisocial behavior? In S. Thomaes (Chair), Mirror, mirror on the wall, who's the most aggressive of them all: On maladaptive favorable self-regard and youth aggression. Pecha Kucha group presentation at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Denver, CO.

Menon, M., Menon, M., Tobin, D. D., Collins, R. L., Perle, J. G., & Perry, D. G. (2008, March). Macho ideology and gender identity as interacting influences on self-efficacy for macho behavior. Poster presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Adolescence, Chicago, IL.

Menon, M., Tobin, D. D., Corby, B. C., Menon, M., Hodges, E. V. E., & Perry, D. G. (2008, July). The developmental costs of high self-esteem for antisocial children. In B. J. Bushman & S. Thomaes (Chairs), Developmental perspectives on the link between self-views and aggression. Symposium presented at the world meeting of the International Society for Research on Aggression, Budapest, Hungary.

Menon, M., Menon, M., Tobin, D. D., Corby, B. C., & Perry, D. G. (2007, April). Parental rejection and insecure attachment: Untangling the direction of influence. Poster presented at Research Week 2007, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL.

Tobin, D. D., Menon, M., Menon, M., Perle, J. G., & Perry, D. G. (2007, April). Attachment and gender identity in middle childhood. Poster presented at Research Week 2007, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL.

Menon, M., Tobin, D. D., Menon, M., Perle, J. G., & Perry, D. G. (2007, March). Self-socialization of gender. Poster presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Boston, MA.

Menon, M., Menon, M., Tobin, D. D., Perle, J. G., & Perry, D. G. (2007, March). High self-esteem promotes the rationalization of antisocial conduct. Poster presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Boston, MA.

Menon, M. (2007, April). Body image dissatisfaction in Indian women. Poster presented at Research Week 2007, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL.

Tobin, D.D., Menon, M., Menon, M., Perle, J. G., & Perry, D. G. (2007, March). Attachment and gender identity in middle childhood. Poster presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Boston, MA.

Menon, M., Menon, M., Tobin, D. D., Perle, J. G., & Perry, D. G. (2007, April). High self-esteem promotes the rationalization of antisocial conduct. Poster presented at Research Week 2007, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL.

Tobin, D. D., Menon, M., Menon, M., Corby, B. C., & Perry, D. G. (2006, April). Social-cognitive correlates of gender identity. Poster presented at the Gender Conference, San Francisco, CA.

Menon, M., & Perry, D. G. (2006, April). The self-socialization of gender. Poster presented at the Graduate Research Symposium, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL

Menon, M., Menon, M., Tobin, D. D., Corby, B. C., & Perry, D. G. (2006, June). Parental rejection and insecure attachment: Untangling the direction of influence. Poster presented at the first International Congress on Interpersonal Acceptance and Rejection, Istanbul, Turkey.

Corby, B. C., Cusimano, A. M., Kabbas, D. R., Menon, M., Tobin, D. D., Hodges, E. V. E, & Perry, D. G. (2005, April). Adjustment correlates of gender identity in three ethnic groups. Poster presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Atlanta, GA.

Corby, B. C., Cusimano, A. M., Kabbas, D. R., Menon, M., Tobin, D. D., Hodges, E. V. E, & Perry, D. G. (2005, April). Links between gender identity and adjustment in three ethnic groups. Poster presented at the Graduate Research Symposium, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL.

Academic History and Background

BA (Hons.) in Applied Psychology, Gargi College, University of Delhi-2003

MA in Experimental Psychology, Florida Atlantic University-2006

PhD in Developmental Psychology, Florida Atlantic University-2008

The British Academy, Small Research Grant (7419)-2009

Merit Scholarship, University of Delhi-2004

Dr. Chhaya Biswas Best All-Round Student Award, Gargi College-2003

Pump-Priming Funds, Research and Enterprise Support, University of Surrey-2009

Graduate Fellowship for Academic Excellence, Florida Atlantic University-2006

Professional Practice and Community Service

Member of the Advisory Board, UniLink Systems

Statistics Consulting, NextMark

Ad-hoc Reviewer

Journal of Infant and Child Development

Sex Roles: A Journal of Research

Journal of Early Adolescence

British Journal of Developmental Psychology