Elisheva Gross


Academic Coordinator
Ph.D.: University of California, Los Angeles
Primary Area: Developmental Psychology
Address: 3191 Franz Hall
Phone: (310) 206-8749
Email: egross@ucla.edu

Research and Teaching Interests:

I direct and serve as primary instructor for the UCLA Minor in Applied Developmental Psychology. My aim therein is to optimize teaching and learning among young children and the adults who support them. My past research has focused on the links between social contexts and adolescent development. I am especially interested in the psychological processes underlying these associations.  My research has spanned a number of social contexts, from the emergent and rapidly evolving environment of the Internet, to diverse junior high and high school settings, as well as to the broader cultural context. I have also worked in and with a variety of non-profit community organizations and schools since 1991 to use the arts, digital media, and psychological research as tools to foster socio-emotional, academic and creative development in children and adolescents.


Born in Princeton, New Jersey, I completed my BA in American Studies at Yale in 1995 and my doctorate in Developmental and Social Psychology at UCLA in 2006. I am also a visual artist and a delighted (and constantly humbled) parent of two young daughters.

Representative Publications:

Gross, E. F. (2009). Logging on, bouncing back: An experimental investigation of online communication following social exclusion.  Developmental Psychology, 45, 1787-1793. Juvonen, J. & Gross, E.F. (2008). Extending the school grounds? Bullying experiences in cyberspace. Journal of School Health, 78, 496-505. Gross, E. F., & Hardin, C.D. (2007).  Implicit and explicit stereotyping of adolescents.  Social Justice Research. Juvonen, J. & Gross, E.F. (2005). The rejected and bullied: Lessons about social misfits from developmental psychology. In Williams, K. D., Forgas, J. P., & von Hippel, W. (Eds.), The social outcast: Ostracism, social exclusion, rejection, and bullying. London: Psychology Press. Gross, E. F. (2004). Adolescent Internet use: What we expect, what they report. Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology, 25, 633-649. Gross, E. F., Juvonen, J. & Gable, S.E. (2002).  Internet use and well-being in adolescence. Journal of Social Issues, 58, 75-90.

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