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Youth Development in Context Lab

Our work centers on youth development and identity, emphasizing resilience and empowerment to alleviate the effects of oppression and achieve equity.

The Youth Development in Context Lab seeks to better understand the ways that community, school, peer, and family settings combine to shape child and adolescent development.

With a special focus on cultural contexts of development, our research covers topics such as the effects of discrimination on socioemotional development, interethnic group social preferences, bicultural identity development, and school attitudes and outcomes among diverse groups of immigrant youth in the US. In addition to the studies housed at Suffolk, our research team maintains strong collaborations with researchers across the country and in Puerto Rico.

 Mission 

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Our work centers on youth development and identity, emphasizing resilience and empowerment to alleviate the effects of oppression and achieve equity

 Vision 

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Every step of our work is guided by inclusive and anti-oppressive theories for designing and utilizing research methods that are guided by our participants’ voices.

 Values 

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Commitment, compassion, collaboration, humility, diversity and inclusion, social responsibility & ethics.

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