Title of Presentation or Performance

JWP 2022 Keynote Speaker: High stakes but weak effects: New challenges for school-based prevention

Major

Psychology

Type of Submission

-None Selected-

Type of Submission (Archival)

Event

Area of Study or Work

Educational Studies, Psychology

Expected Graduation Date

2022

Start Date

4-9-2022 10:00 AM

End Date

4-9-2022 11:00 AM

Disciplines

Developmental Psychology | Psychology | School Psychology

Comments

Center for Natural Sciences C101 and C102

Abstract

Gabriel "Joey" Merrin, Ph.D., is an assistant professor in the Department of Human Development and Family Science at Syracuse University. He earned his Ph.D. in Educational Psychology from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and completed a postdoctoral fellowship in the Department of Psychology at the University of Victoria in British Columbia. He also attended Illinois Wesleyan University, where he majored in Sociology. Dr. Merrin is an early career prevention scientist whose primary line of research seeks to clarify the developmental processes through which adolescent's experiences with their families, peers, schools, and communities influence (mitigate or exacerbate) the development of problem behaviors (e.g., aggression, delinquency, substance use) and experiences with identity-based harassment and victimization throughout adolescence and the transition to young adulthood. Dr. Merrin has extensive expertise in conducting school-based research and has worked with students, teachers, superintendents principals, and parents to help address the diverse needs of students. He has evaluated several school-based prevention programs, including Second Step, the WITS program (Walk away, Ignore, Talk it out, Seek help), Boston vs. Bullies, and Sources of Strength. His work has a strong focus on translating and mobilizing knowledge by using applied research designs to inform and evaluate prevention and intervention efforts to improve the healthy development of young people.

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JWP 2022 Keynote Speaker: High stakes but weak effects: New challenges for school-based prevention

Gabriel "Joey" Merrin, Ph.D., is an assistant professor in the Department of Human Development and Family Science at Syracuse University. He earned his Ph.D. in Educational Psychology from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and completed a postdoctoral fellowship in the Department of Psychology at the University of Victoria in British Columbia. He also attended Illinois Wesleyan University, where he majored in Sociology. Dr. Merrin is an early career prevention scientist whose primary line of research seeks to clarify the developmental processes through which adolescent's experiences with their families, peers, schools, and communities influence (mitigate or exacerbate) the development of problem behaviors (e.g., aggression, delinquency, substance use) and experiences with identity-based harassment and victimization throughout adolescence and the transition to young adulthood. Dr. Merrin has extensive expertise in conducting school-based research and has worked with students, teachers, superintendents principals, and parents to help address the diverse needs of students. He has evaluated several school-based prevention programs, including Second Step, the WITS program (Walk away, Ignore, Talk it out, Seek help), Boston vs. Bullies, and Sources of Strength. His work has a strong focus on translating and mobilizing knowledge by using applied research designs to inform and evaluate prevention and intervention efforts to improve the healthy development of young people.