Michele M. Schlehofer, Diana Parnell, and Adrealia Ross
The Stand Up to Bullying (SU2B) participatory action research project is presented as an approach to collaborative community action. The SU2B project, conducted in the United States, represents an interdisciplinary collaboration with two county agencies in the state of Maryland: the Local Management Board and the Board of Education. Over the course of six weeks, 78 middle school students participating in the SU2B project were trained to serve as anti-bullying ambassadors for their schools.Read more...
Mazna Patka, Jen Wallin-Ruschman, Adam Murry, and Natalya Minich
This article furthers our knowledge of critical consciousness (i.e., perceived inequality, egalitarianism, sociopolitical action) by testing an expanded model of critical consciousness development that hypothesized relationality (i.e., sense of community) as a predictor of critical consciousness and exploring it in an understudied region (i.e., Ukraine).Read more...
Crystal N. Steltenpohl, Jordan Reed, and Christopher B. Keys
Our perceptions of how well others understand us and our communities can affect how we see ourselves, as well as how we perceive and interact with others. Community psychologists may be interested in examining community meta-stereotypes, or how community members believe outsiders see them. The current mixed-methods study asked fighting game community (FGC) members about their perceptions of outsiders’ understanding of the FGC.Read more...
It is often too easy for adults to dismiss the power of young people. It is often too easy for the young people to dismiss their own power. In 2018, it does appear that this lack of awareness is changing. From empowered youth demanding social change in the US to a German teen leading a program to plant millions of trees to the youth of Hong Kong trying to find the best way to express their passions, young people across the world are looking at their communities and seeking a way to use their power to shape the future. It is not an easy task and it is not without its challenges and dangers.
Equity in higher education has been addressed in a variety of ways across the decades from educational access in the 70’s and 80’s (Swail, Redd, & Perna, 2003) to persistence and retention in the 2000’s.