Professor William Arsenio received his doctorate in Child Development from Stanford University, and he was a post-doctoral fellow at U.C. Berkeley. He is an APA Fellow and serves on the editorial board of several journals, including Merrill-Palmer Quarterly and Early Education & Development. He was an associate editor for Merrill-Palmer and is currently a consulting editor for Child Development.
Professor Arsenio is interested in how children's and adolescents' affective tendencies and abilities influence their social competence, moral development, and aggression. More recently, he and his students have focused on adolescents' and adults' judgments and emotions regarding the fairness of broad social institutions and how those conceptions relate to interpersonal morality and behavior.
Selected Recent Publications:
Arsenio, W. (2018). The wealth of nations: International judgments regarding actual and ideal resource distributions. Current Directions in Psychological Science.
Barreiro, A., Arsenio, W., & Wainryb, C. (2018). Adolescents' conceptions of wealth and societal fairness amid extreme inequality: An Argentine sample. Developmental Psychology.
Arsenio, W., & Willems, C. (2017). Adolescents' conceptions of national wealth distribution: Connections with perceived societal fairness and academic plans. Developmental Psychology, 53(3), 208-214.
Arsenio, W. (2015). Education, class, and the divergence of children’s life opportunities. Human Development, 58(3), 208-214.
Arsenio, W. (2015). Moral psychological perspectives on distributive justice and societal inequalities. Child Development Perspectives, 9(2), 91-95.
Arsenio, W. (2014). Moral emotion attributions and aggression. In M. Killen & J. Smetana (Eds.), Handbook of Moral Development (2nd ed. pp. 235-256). NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.
Arsenio. W., & Loria, S. (2014). Coping with negative emotions. Relations with adolescents' academic performance and stress. Journal of genetic Psychology, 175(1), 76-90.
Arsenio, W. (2013). The psychological and educational costs of growing income inequality. Human Development. 56, 134-140.
Arsenio, W., Preziosi, S., Silberstein, E. & Hamburger, B. (2012). Adolescents’ perceptions of institutional fairness: Relations with moral reasoning, emotions, and behavior. New Directions in Youth Development issue on “Adolescent Emotions: Development, Morality, and Adaptation.” No. 136, Winter, 95-110.
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