partnering with the Social Development Lab at Virginia Tech and THE Positive youth development lab at MISSOURI to conduct APPLIED psychological research in four areas:

Promotion & Prevention   Measuring psychological preference to promote care vs. prevent harm to improve safety strategy selection, programming delivering and more

Promotion & Prevention

Measuring psychological preference to promote care vs. prevent harm to improve safety strategy selection, programming delivering and more

Youth-Led Programming   Exploring the factors facilitating adult/ youth involvement and evaluating youth-led programs in schools

Youth-Led Programming

Exploring the factors facilitating adult/ youth involvement and evaluating youth-led programs in schools

Power in Care/Harm   Exploring how power relates to care and harm in dyadic relational interactions and group behavior

Power in Care/Harm

Exploring how power relates to care and harm in dyadic relational interactions and group behavior

Assessments   Developing self-assessments on mindsets, instruments on school climate, and a database of school climate indicators in order to determine the differences between schools and communities

Assessments

Developing self-assessments on mindsets, instruments on school climate, and a database of school climate indicators in order to determine the differences between schools and communities


Promoting Research Transparency

We follow COS/BITSS guidelines to increase openness of materials, data, and methods. This carries over into our programs, where all research is conducted ethically, and different techniques are used to encourage transparent and reproducible research practices.

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Current Projects

With the SDL at VT and PYD Lab at Missouri, research is exploring the following constructs:

  • implicit beliefs about bullying and caring

  • sense of belonging

  • upstanding barriers and behaviors

  • motivational goal orientation

Is your school interested in a research collaboration to understand your school climate and students? Please contact us at shane@promotecarepreventharm.org! 

In order to achieve full research transparency, more information will be provided on the research projects,  including methodology and data analysis plans on the Open Science Framework.