School of Natural and Social Sciences
Department of Psychology

Kimberly R. King
Assistant Professor of Psychology

Office: KH C 3061
Phone: (323) 343-2277
FAX: (323) 343-2281

Introduction  | Teaching Interests  | Research Interests
Educational Background  | Schedule & Office Hours


I am a clinical psychologist who joined the CSULA Psychology Faculty in 1998. My area of specialization is community psychology, with an emphasis on the effects of ethnic, gender, and class oppression on mental health. My clinical work has focused largely on children and families.

Teaching Interests

Itry to integrate research, mentoring, critical thinking and social responsibility into all the courses I teach. I am particularly interested in the integration of sociocultural issues into the general curriculum as well as creating new courses that focus on the psychology of people of color. I will be teaching courses in clinical and abnormal psychology, introductory psychology, the psychology of prejudice, and other special topics in psychology related to ethnicity, class, and gender.

Research Interests

I have developed a primary program of research on the psychological experience of discrimination among members of oppressed groups. I am interested in the individual and environmental differences that influence how people perceive, respond to, and cope with discrimination. I have been especially interested in understanding the experience of women of color, who have membership in multiple low status groups. My research has found that ethnic identity and womanist identity (the integration of ethnic and feminist consciousness) are important variables in understanding the way women of color experience discrimination. I am also interested in developing and evaluating intervention programs for low-income children and families, particularly those in the foster care and child welfare systems.

Representative Professional Activities

Date Publications/Presentations
February, 2003 King, Kimberly R. Do you see what I see? Effects of group consciousness on African American women's attributions to prejudice. Psychology of Women Quarterly, Vol 27(1), pp. 17-30.
March, 2003 King, Kimberly R. Racism or sexism? Attributional ambiguity and simultaneous memberships in multiple oppressed groups. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, Vol 33(2), pp. 223-247.
April, 1997 King, Kimberly R. Benefits of a support group for foster parents who are adopting prenatally drug-exposed children. Presentation at National Conference on Foster Parenting and Adoption, Los Angeles, California
February, 1996 King, Kimberly R. Three kinds of identity?: Ethnic, feminist, and womanist identity among women of color. Paper presented at the UCLA Center for the Study of Women Graduate Student Conference, Los Angeles, California
August, 1994 King, K.R., Egger, S., & Henderson, T. Pride and prejudice: Positive ethnic identity and anti-prejudice module. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Los Angeles, California
August, 1994 King, K. R., & Fujino, D. C. Measuring integrated identities: Preliminary development of the Womanist Identity Scale. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Los Angeles, California.

Educational Background

Ph.D.Clinical Psychology, 1998
Minor:Social Psychology, 1998
University of California at Los Angeles
Los Angeles, California
B.A.,Psychology, 1988
Yale University
New Haven, Connecticut

Fall'2004 Schedule Office Hours

By Appointment Only.

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