CPSE Activities

Violence Against Teachers

  • Understanding and Preventing Violence Directed Against Teachers
    This report presents the magnitude of the violence currently directed against K-12 teachers, highlights what is known about potential predictors of violence directed against K-12 teachers, proposes some potential strategies designed to promote safe classrooms and schools, and encourages a national research agenda for guiding future policy.

  • Violence Against Teachers: A Silent National Crisis
    What is known regarding the factors that lead to teacher victimization.

  • Violence Directed Against K-12 Teachers Task Force
    Drawing upon research that has documented associations between school engagement and time on task and aggression behaviors in the classrooms, the task force is operating under the assumption that classroom practices and school-wide policies that foster academic achievement will minimize the incidence of violence against teachers.

Classroom Management

Math & Science

  • Psychology’s Role in Mathematics and Science Education
    How advances in understanding basic math and science cognition (or thinking), as well as research advances in social and motivational issues and assessment, offer new opportunities to help bridge the gap between basic research and classroom practice.

  • Multiple Social Science Research Methods in Education Research
    A guide to incorporating multiple methods in randomized controlled trials to assess intervention effects, the importance of psychologists conducting education research, and applying multiple social science research methods to educational problems.

  • Task force report on psychology as a STEM discipline (in collaboration with the Science Directorate)
  • Applications of Psychological Science to Teaching and Learning: Gaps in the Literature
  • STEM Competitions
    At the request of the Office of Science and Technology Policy at the White House, CPSE compiled a database of national competitions in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics aimed at k-12 students. The chart we prepared includes information about each competition, delineating participation rates since inception. The process of data collection allowed us to network with a wide array of organizations. The organizations also learned about APA's interest in K-12 talent development in STEM. Copies of the report are available upon request from Rena Subotnik.
  • "Malleable Minds: Translating Insights from Psychology and Neuroscience to Gifted Education"
    Edited book, in collaboration with the National Association for Gifted Children and the National Research Center on Giftedness and Talent
    This book provides a synthesis of key research in the brain sciences, cognitive psychology, learning sciences and social psychology as they relate to gifted education. The first two sections resulted from the interactions between basic scientists and gifted researchers and scholars who met for two days to review the research in those realms and then to explore the interactions and connections between and among those fields. After they created the first two sections of the book, a third group of researchers in gifted and talented education were asked to create case analyses illustrating applications of the assertions made by the first two groups. Together, they are designed to provide guidance for new research initiatives in gifted education and shaping practice in the field. "Malleable Minds" now exists as a webinar with Carol Dweck and Frank Worrell, available for CE credit.