Ransom Everglades' AP Psychology students explored various current events from the lens of social psychology, presenting in-depth posters at the 2022 Social Psychology Symposium in the Solomon Art Gallery at the upper school on April 9. Upper school students and teachers stopped by throughout the mid-day break to query the students about their work on topics ranging from cancel culture to trans athletes in competitive sports
Under the direction of AP Psychology teacher Jenny Carson '03, more than two dozen students shared their research, which was undertaken in groups of two or three. Their projects were designed to examine how much power people have over their environment, and vice versa. Social psychologists study why the same person reacts differently in different situations, and the students applied that approach to various current events.
#Canceled: Cancel Culture and the Russian Ban Antonia Awad '23, Angela Dula '23 and Sarah Velazco '23
"Don't Say Gay" Bill Alexandra Boord '23, Grace Burke '23, Trent Mopsick '23
March Madness and the Underdog Jasper Broad '22, Daniel Luca '23, Max Wolfe '23
Social Effects of COVID and Mask Mandates Lucia Rose Dahn '23, Denise Suarez '23 and Athena Tsialas '23
The Oscars Sophia Adams '23, Jules Murray '22 and Bianca Perez '22
Trans Athletes in Competitive Sports Theodore Ma '23, Parker Martorella '23 and Malena Tewari '23
War in Ukraine James Furniss-Roe '23, Annabelle Sanders '23, Nadia Pevida '23
Truckers Protest in Canada Carmen Sanchez-Tembleque '23, Ana Gonzalez '23
2022 World Cup Karyna Steele '23, Emily Stern '23, Dadly Leon '23
Founded in 1903, Ransom Everglades School is a coeducational, college preparatory day school for grades 6 - 12 located on two campuses in Coconut Grove, Florida. Ransom Everglades School produces graduates who "believe that they are in the world not so much for what they can get out of it as for what they can put into it." The school provides rigorous college preparation that promotes the student's sense of identity, community, personal integrity and values for a productive and satisfying life, and prepares the student to lead and to contribute to society.