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Okonofua et al., 2016: Having middle-school teachers take an empathic mindset towards student misbehavior reduced suspension rates over the school year

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Okonofua, J. A., Paunesku, D., & Walton, G. M. (2016). Brief intervention to encourage empathic discipline cuts suspension rates in half among adolescents. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 113(19), 5221-5226.
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Summary:

Two online exercises encouraging middle-school teachers to take on an empathic rather than punitive mindset about student misbehavior—to understand misbehaving students’ experience and perspective, to sustain positive relationships, and to work with students to improve behavior—reduced suspension rates among students by 50% over the school year.

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What Desired Meaning is At Stake?

What is the Person Trying to Understand?

Personal and Social Experiences

Psychological Question Addressed

How can I better manage this conflict?

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Need

What is the Person Trying to Understand?

What Desired Meaning is At Stake?

What Desired Meaning is At Stake?

What About it?

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Approach to Desired Meaning

How?

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Psychological Question Addressed

Psychological Question Addressed

Psychological Process 3:

Need

What Desired Meaning is At Stake?

Approach to Desired Meaning

How?

Psychological Question Addressed

Psychological Question Addressed

How can I better manage this conflict?

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Walton & Wilson, 2018