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Maya Poran

Associate Professor of Psychology

Year Joined RCNJ: 2004

Contact Information

  • Phone: (201) 684-7192
  • Email:
  • Office: G265
  • Office Hours: T 9:00-9:40AM; F 1:30PM-2:30PM and by appointment


  • B.A., Ramapo College of New Jersey
  • M.A., Ph.D., CUNY

Recent Publications:

  • Poran, M.A. (2022).  Teaching the Psychology of Puberty for LGBTQIA+ Diversity, Inclusion, and Beyond:  A New Model of Expansive Pubertal Understanding.  American Journal of Sexuality Education.
  • Poran, M. A.  (2006).  The Politics of Protection:  Body image, social pressures, and the misrepresentation of young Black women.  Sex Roles:  A Journal of Research, 55, 739-755.
  • Poran, M. A.  (2005).  The Steps of Inclusion:  Historical paths of inquiry create dilemmas for studies with Latinas.  Latino Psychological Association of New Jersey (LPANJ) Bulletin, 4, 2, 6-9.
  • Poran, M. A.  (2002).  Denying Diversity:  Social Comparison Processes and the Denial of Personal Disadvantage Response among Latina, Black, and White Women.  Sex Roles:  A Journal of Research, 47, 65-81.
  • Poran, M. A.  (1999).  Embodying Identities:  De-Essentializing the Body through Ethnic Location.  Dissertation Research.  MI:  UMI Company.  (Dissertion Committee Reviewed)
  • Bertram, C. & Poran, M.  (1995).  A selective review of research on topics relating to sexual harassment/gender-based teasing and bullying.   Technical report for Educational Equity Concepts, Inc.
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