Being human entails facing difficulty. Since Freud, psychology has sought to understand how adversity harms us and can make us stronger — and to help people cope more effectively. This effort has focused both on factors inside the individual and external social forces such as inequities in wealth and power, and discrimination on the basis of race, gender, sexual orientation and class. Many Teachers College psychologists have been at the forefront of both kinds of work — from the front lines of the global refugee crisis to the impact of police violence against minorities, to the nexus of environment and genetics. They are leaders in rethinking adversity.
Alumna Jody Arnhold champions dance education as a Deweyan medium for learning. Now she’s bringing it back home.
In this edition of "Unconventional Wisdom," TC Today takes a look at four paradigm-changing programs offered by the College: a four-day summer workshop on teaching for diverse classrooms; TC's annual School Law Institute; a new online doctoral program in nursing education; and TC's Civic Participation Project, which held a summer forum on youth incarceration.