David Caicedo

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Associate Professor
Social Sciences, Human Services and Criminal Justice

EMAIL: dcaicedo@bmcc.cuny.edu

Office: N-651U

Office Hours: Fall and Spring: Tuesdays 10:00am-1:00pm (or by appointment); Summer: Tuesdays 10:00am-11:00am (or by appointment)

Phone: +1 (212) 220-8000;ext=5333


David A. Caicedo received his Ph.D. in Social-Personality Psychology from the CUNY Graduate Center, an M.A. in General Psychology (Pre-Clinical Concentration) from Adelphi University, and a B.A. in Psychology from St. John’s University.

Prof. Caicedo’s research centers on the Latino/a experience in the U.S., including Latino/a demographic patterns in the Tri-State area. His dissertation work focused on the psycholinguistics of the (contemporary) immigration debate, political ideology, and the interaction between the news media, policymakers, and popular opinion.


language socialization, Social Justice Issues, Race & Ethnicity, Quantitative Methods, Qualitative Research Methods, Linguistics, Latino/Latin American Studies: Immigration, Cultural Identity, Socio-economic Status, Language Policy, Immigration Studies, Political Psychology, Political Ideology


Ph.D. Graduate School and University Center, CUNY,  Social-Personality Psychology,  2016

M.A. Adelphi University (Garden City, NY),  General Psychology (Pre-Clinical Concentration),  2005

B.A. St. John’s University (Jamaica, NY),  Psychology,  2003

Courses Taught

Research and Projects

Demographic shift and Immigration
Demographic experts predict a “minority majority” population in the United States by 2050, driven primarily by Latinos/Hispanic immigration. When reminded of this forthcoming “demographic shift”, Whites have shown to reflect anti-minority attitudes (Craig, Rucker, & Richeson, 2017; Craig & Richeson, 2017), as well as concerns about increased bias and discrimination towards their own group (Craig & Richeson, 2017). At the same time, however, other ethnic and racial minority members (African-Americans and Asian-Americans) have also displayed the same attitudinal patterns (Craig & Richeson, 2017) towards Latino/Hispanic immigrants/immigration. Using survey data collected online, as well as on-campus at Long Island University-Brooklyn, this past research is replicated with an emphasis on political ideology. Namely, system justification (the psychological need to bolster, defend, and support the political, economic, and social status quo) is seen as the conceptual link that binds these 2 elements (race/ethnicity and attitudes) together.


Honors, Awards and Affiliations

Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues (SPSSI): Council member; Diversity Committee Co-Chair

Additional Information

Sample Syllabi

PSY 100 (Introduction to Psychology; online/asynchronous)

PSY 265 (Research in Psychology; online/asynchronous)

PSY 265 (Research in Psychology; in-person)