Adolescence and Youth Development SIG 3

SIG Purpose

We seek to build bridges between research and practice, theory and intervention, psychology and pedagogy, counseling and teaching, quantitative and qualitative methods, and empirical and critical orientations. We see a need for more youth-centered theories and practices and are interested in pioneering innovative methods that integrate adolescent meaning-making with intervention science. In general, we are researchers applying a developmental lens to study instructional interactions (or applying a pedagogical lens to study developmental phenomena) who are interested in conversations among and across counselors, school psychologists, teachers, and administrators about transformative educational experiences.