Social Sciences, Human Services and Criminal Justice
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
- 3 CRS.3 HRS.PSY 100 (Introduction to Psychology)
- The course introduces students to the scientific study of behavior and mental processes. Students will learn about current perspectives, historical roots and scientific methods in psychology. Topics within major areas of psychology may include biopsychology, human development, learning, cognition, social processes, personality and psychological disorders.
- 3 CRS.3 HRS.PSY 200 (Social Psychology)
- The course introduces students to major theories and scientific findings in social psychology emphasizing personal and situational behavior. Research and application in the areas of social thinking, social influence and social relations are discussed. Topics include, but are not limited to, attitudes and beliefs, conformity, prejudice, group behavior and leadership, communication and persuasion. Prerequisite: PSY 100
- 3 CRS.3 HRS.PSY 260 (Abnormal Psychology)
- This course focuses on historical perspectives, contemporary trends, theoretical models and scientific research in the assessment and classification of mental illness. The etiology and treatment of psychological disorders are discussed with emphasis on the role of biological, cognitive, psychodynamic and sociocultural factors. Prerequisites: PSY 100
- 3 CRS.3 HRS.PSY 230 (Psychology of Personality)
- The course focuses on exploring, critically evaluating and applying theories and concepts to the study of personality psychology. It also discusses research, assessment and influences of personality on human behavior and everyday life. Prerequisite: PSY 100
- 4 CRS.4 HRS.PSY 265 (Research in Psychology)
- The course is designed to introduce the students to psychological research. Students will learn about the research process by analyzing the ethical issues in research, conducting literature reviews, collecting, analyzing and interpreting the data, as well as summarizing and presenting the findings. Students may be presented with an opportunity to work with faculty on designing and implementing a research project. The course includes both theoretical and applied (lab) components.
Prerequisite: PSY 100 and two PSY 200-level courses
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.
- (2019). DREAMers and values: An urban and suburban community college comparison,Journal of Diversity in Higher Education
- (2020). Legislation, linguistics, and location: Exploring attitudes on unauthorized immigration. Journal of International Migration and Integration
- (2021). Intra-participant and inter-analyst cacophony: Working the hyphen between modalities using provocative reflexivity. Qualitative Research in Psychology.
- (2021). Investigating the community in community colleges: The role of context for undocumented college students. In M. Bonous-Hammarth (Ed.), Bridging Marginality in Higher Education: Multiple Cities in One System. Palgrave-MacMillan.
- (2023). Examining college students’ food security coping strategies and experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic. Social and Personality Psychology Compass.
Honors, Awards and Affiliations
Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues (SPSSI): Council member; Diversity Committee Co-Chair
PSY 100 (Introduction to Psychology; online/asynchronous)
PSY 265 (Research in Psychology; online/asynchronous)