Congrats to graduate students Elodie Audet and Helen Thai, Dr. Richard Koestner, and colleagues on their recent publication in the Journal of Community Psychology
Published: 15 May 2023
In the spring of 2020, Black young adults found themselves facing the most dangerous pandemic in a century and the largest civil rights protests in half a century, both of which disproportionately affected Black communities. This paper investigated whether the way Black young adults constructed their narratives regarding the events of the COVID‐19 pandemic and the BLM protests related to adjustment over time. The researchers found that acknowledging the emotional impact of these events in the construction of their narratives appears to have allowed them to feel autonomous and persevere and expand our understanding of how psychological factors differentially impact adjustment over the course of tumultuous societal events.