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Stephanie Cawthon and Carrie Lou Garberoglio are deaf. They have lived the experience—as students and professionals—of working with accommodations and breaking down barriers. Their passion for changing the paradigm of the educational experience in the U.S. for deaf individuals has influenced their work as researchers.

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Photo of two girls, one Latina and one African American, discussing a book in class.

Educational Psychology Assistant Professor Delida Sanchez answers questions about health disparities for underrepresented K-12 students and what educators can do to help.

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“In the current climate, it is imperative now more than ever that psychological research is utilized to help communities of color address these current issues related to immigration and the increase of racial tensions,” said Professor Kevin Cokley,

China's former One Child Policy had profound effects on parenting practices and the way that children viewed themselves. Educational Psychology Professor Toni Falbo's latest study evaluates research of how only children saw themselves compared to how they were seen by others and differences in self-assessment between boys and girls.

Hegemonic Psychology: The Politics of Ethnic Minority Research Conducting research that focuses on the experiences of ethnic minorities is fraught with sociopolitical challenges. In predominantly white academic settings the norms for publication outlets are often antagonistic toward so-called “low impact”, “specialty” journals. This has created an academic culture that often marginalizes and

School can be a difficult time for students of all ages who are dealing with mental health issues related to depression, anxiety, or trauma. Elizabeth Minne, Ph.D. ’06, is providing an outlet for students to deal with some of these issues for AISD students through on-campus school mental health centers.

"A Hauntology on Data: Diffracting Specters of Racialization Toward an Autopoietic Turn/Overturn" As Avery Gordon (1997) reminds us, there are already ghosts or hauntings in the seemingly present; what might be understood as an absence of presence, and a complex history and subjectivities. Indeed, the haunting demands sociopolitical significance as Derrida

Secondary data analysis of large longitudinal and national data sets is a standard method used in many social sciences to answer complex questions regarding behavior. In this talk, Dr. Davis-Kean will detail the advantages of using these data sets to study education and health questions across the life span.

The College of Education’s Tiffany Whittaker wants students to learn to interpret data and statistics, so she designed a new educational psychology course: Statistical Literacy and Reasoning. Whittaker is an associate professor in the Department of Educational Psychology.

Kristen Neff recommends that people also give themselves validation and appreciation verbally.  A person can say to themselves, aloud, “I’m here for you. I care about you,” and meet that need for themselves.