Dr. Meenakshi Menon is Professor and Academic Program Director in the San Francisco Clinical Psychology PhD Program. She joined CSPP as an Assistant Professor in 2013, having previously held faculty positions at the University of Maine at Farmington (2011-2013) and the University of Surrey in the United Kingdom (2008-2011). Dr. Menon's research interests are centered on social and personality development during middle childhood and early adolescence. She is interested in gender role development, self-concept development, and attachment relationships, with a focus on how these constructs influence psychosocial well-being in childhood and adolescence. She has conducted quantitative studies on these research areas in the United States, United Kingdom, and India.
Note: * indicates a student co-author. Name is in bold in publications co-authored with Madhavi Menon
Menon, M. & *Hannah-Fisher, K. (in press). Felt gender typicality and psychosocial adjustment in Indian early adolescents. International Journal of Behavioural Development.
Menon, M. (2018). Does gender identity influence gender-typed relationship styles (or vice versa)? Examining direction of effects with a short-term longitudinal design. SAGE Research Methods Cases. doi:10.4135/9781526442598
Menon, M., *Moyes, H. C. A., & *Bradley, C. (2018). Interactive influences of narcissism and self-esteem on insecure attachment in early adolescence. Journal of Early Adolescence, 38, 966-987. doi: 10.1177/0272431617704955
Menon, M., & Menon, M. (2017). Antisocial personality disorder and gender. In K. Nadal (Ed.)., The SAGE encyclopedia of psychology and gender (pp.72-74). Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publications, Inc. doi:10.4135/9781483384269.n
Menon, M., & Menon, M. (2017). Gender self-socialization. In K. Nadal (Ed.). The SAGE encyclopedia of psychology and gender (pp.734-736). Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publications, Inc. doi:10.4135/9781483384269.n
Menon, M. (2017). Multidimensional gender identity and gender-typed relationship styles in adolescence. Sex Roles, 76, 579-591.doi:10.1007/s11199-016-0589-y
Pauletti, R. E., Menon, M., Cooper, P. J., Aults, C. D., & Perry, D.G. (2017). Psychological androgyny and children’s mental health: A new look with new measures. Sex Roles, 76, 705-718. doi:10.1007/s11199-016-0627-9.
Menon, M., Menon, M., Cooper, P. J., Pauletti, R. E., Tobin, D. D., Spatta, B. C., Hafen, C. A., Peets, K., Hodges, E. V. E., & Perry, D. G. (2017). Do securely and insecurely attached children derive feelings of well-being from different forms of gender identity? Social Development, 26, 91-108.doi:10.1111/sode.12191
Menon, M., & Pant, P. (2015). Are contingencies of self-worth associated with body image in Indian and British women? Psychological Studies. doi: 10.1007/s12646-014-0296-0
Cooper, P. J., Pauletti, R. E., Tobin, D. D., Menon, M., Menon, M., Spatta, B. C., Hodges, E. V. E., & Perry, D. G. (2013). Mother-child attachment and gender identity in preadolescence. Sex Roles, 69, 618-631. doi:10.1007/s11199-013-0310-3
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. doi:10.1111/j.1467-8624.2011.01601.x
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.