"My primary research has focused on achievement processes in schools, particularly on social processes and on antecedents of educational success; on research methods for educational and other applied settings; and, recently, on action research approaches in challenged communities and engaged scholarship in urban settings."
As a Research Intern at Search Institute, Carolyn’s objective is to discover factors that increase youth’s chances at success in personal, educational, and professional life outcomes. Similarly, as a Project Coordinator on the FIPSE grant, her aim is to investigate ways to increase retention of underrepresented college students in order to improve their chances of obtaining college degrees, which dramatically increases their chances of success in a variety of domains throughout the lifespan.
Isabel's research interests include: social emotional learning and service learning.
Anthony's research interests include: personal qualities and stereotype threats that may inhibit success in adults, how social psychological interventions can promote healthy self-concepts and interrupt damaging recursive cycles that perpetuate negative stereotypes.
As a graduate consultant in ORCS, Wei helps students and faculty members when they need data-related assistance, including: data collection, data analysis, manuscript writing. Additionally, she works on the Youth Economic Participation Initiative (YEPI), a program under Talloires Network Project. The goal is to create a survey for a population of 315 institutions all over the world. Wei is interested in investigating how education system influences students’ self-development differently from the USA to China, especially their social skills and peer relationships.
Lara's research interests include: how social and emotional factors affect student learning and development.
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