Social Justice, Research, and Adolescence

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

9 Scopus citations

Abstract

In what ways might research on adolescence contribute to social justice? My 2014 Presidential Address identified strategies for social justice in our field. First, we need research that is conscious of biases, power, and privilege in science, as well as in our roles as scholars. Second, we need research that attends to inequities in lives of adolescents, and as scholars we need to question the ways that our research may unwittingly reinforce those inequalities. Third, we need research that attends to urgencies, that is, issues or conditions that influence adolescents' well-being which demand attention and action. I draw from a range of concepts and theoretical perspectives to make the case for a framework of social justice in research on adolescence.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)4-15
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of Research on Adolescence
Volume26
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1 2016
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Behavioral Neuroscience
  • Cultural Studies

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Social Justice, Research, and Adolescence'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

  • Cite this