Psychology in Education Seminar
Psychosocial capacities (also known as non-cognitive capacities or social-emotional competencies) refer to social-emotional skills, motivation, and self-beliefs held by individuals. Increasingly, researchers and educators are aware of the important role that such capacities play in students’ short- and long-term healthy social, emotional, and academic development. In this talk, Dr Collie will discuss results from several recent studies conducted in Australia that examined psychosocial capacities among students. The studies will traverse various capacities such as students’ social-emotional behaviours, adaptability, motivation, and engagement. The talk will conclude with implications for research and practice.
Dr Rebecca Collie
Rebecca Collie, Ph.D., is a Scientia Fellow and Senior Lecturer in Educational Psychology in the School of Education at the University of New South Wales, Australia. Her research focuses on motivation, well-being, social-emotional development, and quantitative research methods. She examines these factors among both students and teachers.