Ferguson: Faculty, Students Publish Applied Educational Psychology Research of 54 Schools' Response

Feb. 17, 2016

Ferguson: Applied Educational Psychology Research Published
Applied Educational Psychology at Webster University

Research conducted by Webster Applied Educational Psychology faculty and students into 54 schools' response to the Ferguson crisis has been published in Educational and Child Psychology, a journal of the British Psychological Society.

Their article, "Practising Psychology in Challenging Times; Schools and the Ferguson Crisis," focused on the schools and individuals who "got it right" by using the crisis as an opportunity for learning, healing and community building.

Their study of 54 schools found that most of schools did not seem to provide psychologically beneficial responses to the Ferguson crisis. 

While six authors (Deborah Stiles, Jeff Moyer, Sonja Brewer, Lauren Klaus, Jameca Falconer, Linda Moss) are listed on the published article, an additional 13 Applied Educational Psychology and School Psychology students actually worked on portions of the article. Collaborative research efforts have become an integral part of the Applied Educational Psychology programs in Webster's School of Education.

Read more about their collaborative research efforts on Ferguson in this Webster story from March 2015.

"Practising Psychology in Challenging Times; Schools and the Ferguson Crisis" is the third international publication emerging from the Applied Educational Psychology programs. 

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