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Representative Publications

  • Asterisk indicates current or former mentees.                       

  • Open access articles or preprints are linked below

  • All other PDFs are provided for personal use only

Language-related publications

  1. Lin, M., & Ramírez-Esparza, N. (2024). Checking multiple boxes: Themes associated with bicultural identities. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology

  2. *Pham, D., Chaney, K. E., & Ramírez-Esparza, N. (2023). What are we fighting for? Lay theories about the goals and motivations of anti-racism activism. Race and Social Problems. 

  3. *McCloskey, K., Ramírez-Esparza, N., Johnson, B. (2022). Strange New Worlds: Comparing Star Trek fanfiction to commercial novels. Psychology of Popular Media, 11(2), 152-162. 

  4. García-Sierra, A., Ramírez-Esparza, N., Wig, N., & Robertson, D. (2021). Language learning as a function of infant directed speech (IDS) in Spanish: Testing neural commitment using the positive-MMR. Brain and Language, 212, 104890.

  5. Ramírez-Esparza, N., García-Sierra, A., & *Jiang, S. (2020). A current standing of bilingualism in today’s globalized world. A socio-ecological perspective. Current Opinion in Psychology, 32, 124-128. 

  6. *Ikizer, E. G., Ramírez-Esparza, N., & Boyd, R. (2019). #sendeanlat (You tell it too): Text analysis of tweets about sexual harassment experiences of women in Turkey. Sexuality Research and Social Policy. 16, 463-475.

  7. *Ikizer, E. G., & Ramírez-Esparza, N. (2018). Bilinguals’ Social Flexibility. Bilingualism: Language and Cognition, 21, 957–969.

  8. Ramírez-Esparza, N., García-Sierra A., & Kuhl, K. P. (2017) Look who’s talking NOW!  Social interactions and language development across time. Frontiers in Psychology, Developmental Psychology, 8. 1008

  9. *Rodríguez-Arauz, G., Ramírez-Esparza, N., Boyd, R. & Perez-Brena, N. (2017). Hablo Inglés y Español: Cultural schemas as a function of language. Frontiers in Psychology, Social Psychology 8, 885.

  10. Ramírez-Esparza, N., García-Sierra, A., & Kuhl, K. P. (2017). The impact of early social interaction on later language development in Spanish-English bilingual infants. Child Development, 88, 1216–1234.

  11. García-Sierra, A., Ramírez-Esparza, N., & Kuhl, K. P. (2016). Relationships between quantity of language input and brain responses in bilingual and monolingual infants. International Journal of Psychophysiology, 110, 1-17.

  12. Ramírez-Esparza, N., García-Sierra A., & Kuhl, K. P. (2014). Look who’s talking: Speech style and social context in language input to infants is linked to concurrent and future speech development. Developmental Science, 17, 880-891. 

  13. Ramírez-Esparza, N., Gosling, S. D., & Pennebaker, J. W. (2008). Paradox lost: Unraveling the puzzle of Simpatía. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, 39, 703-715.

  14.  Ramírez-Esparza, N., Gosling, S. D., Benet-Martínez, V., Potter, J., & Pennebaker, J. W. (2006). Do bilinguals have two personalities? A special case of cultural frame switching. Journal of Research in Personality, 40, 99-120.

Culture-related publications

  1. Benitez-Barrera, C.  Garcia-Sierra, A. Ramírez-Esparza, N., & Skoe, E. (2023). Cultural Differences in Background Noise Levels. JASA Express Letters, 3, 083601

  2. *Lin, M., Ramírez-Esparza, N., & Pascual y Cabo, D. (2023). Latinx’s attention to social context: A comparison with European Americans and East Asians Living in the U.S. Journal of Ethnic and Cultural Studies, 10(2), 1–21.

  3. Ramírez-Esparza, N., García-Sierra, A., *Rodríguez-Arauz, G., *Ikizer, E. G., & *Fernandez-Gomez, M. (2019). No laughing matter: Latinas’ high quality of conversations relate to behavioral laughter. PLoS ONE, 14, 1-23.

  4. *Rodríguez-Arauz, G., Ramírez-Esparza, N., García-Sierra, A., *Ikizer, E. G., & *Fernandez-Gomez, M. (2019). You go before me please: Behavioral politeness and interdependent self as markers of Simpatía in Latinas. Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology, 25, 379–387.

  5. *Ikizer, E. G., Ramírez-Esparza, N., & Quinn, D. M. (2018). Culture and Concealable Stigmatized Identities: Examining Anticipated Stigma in the United States and Turkey. Stigma and Health, 3(2), 152–158. 

  6. Ramírez-Esparza, N., Chung, K. C., Sierra-Otero, G., & Pennebaker J. W. (2012). Cross-cultural constructions of self-schemas: Americans and Mexicans. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, 43, 233-250.

  7. Ramírez-Esparza, N., Mehl, M. R., Alvarez-Bermúdez, J. & Pennebaker, J. W. (2009). Are Mexicans more sociable than Americans? Insights from a Naturalistic Observation Study. Journal of Research in Personality, 43, 1-7.

Health-related publications

  1. *Rodríguez-Arauz, G., & Ramírez-Esparza, N. (2022). A naturalistic observational study on food interactions and indicators of healthy and unhealthy eating in White-European and Latinx families. Appetite,  171, 105905

  2. *Rodriguez-Arauz, G., Ramírez-Esparza, N., & Smith-Castro, V. (2016). Food Attitudes and Well-being: The Role of Culture. Appetite, 105, 180-188.

  3. Ramírez-Esparza, N., Chung, C., Kacewicz, E., & Pennebaker, J. W. (2008). The Psychology of Word Use in Depression Forums in English and in Spanish: Testing Two Text Analytic Approaches. Proceedings of the International Conference on Weblogs and Social Media (ICWSM 2008).

  4. Ramírez-Esparza, N., & Pennebaker, J. W. (2006). Do good stories produce good health? Exploring words, language, and culture. Narrative Inquiry, 16, 221-229.

  5. Ramírez-Esparza, N., & Marván, M. L. (1998). Relación entre depresión, actividades placenteras y sintomatología premenstrual. Revista Mexicana de Psicología, 15, 187-194.

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