Second social psychology symposium draws a crowd

At Ransom Everglades' Second Annual Social Psychology Symposium. AP Psychology students shared projects that examined how social psychology theories apply to current events, trends or developments, tackling a range of topics from the emergence of ChatGPT to Gov. Ron DeSantis' feud with the College Board to Chinese spy balloons. The April 4 event in the lobby of the Lewis Family Auditorium drew dozens of students, faculty members and students' parents during the midday break.
Eleven groups of students under RE Humanities Department faculty member Jenny Carson '03 created posters or digital presentations on their work, which examined their topic through the lens of social psychology. The goal of each student's work was to explore the intersection of social psychology and a movement unfolding in the world today that captured their interest. Attendees wandered from project to project, asking questions and watching the video presentations the students had prepared.

Symposium Projects 
  • ChatGPT - Ella Lombardo '24 and Kaitlyn Gonzalez '24
  • China's Secret Covid Wave - Eric Wilson '24
  • Critical Race Theory: DeSantis v. College Board - Lauren Howard '23 and Francisco Gomez Rivas-Vazquez '24
  • Holy or Unholy: Sam Smith and Kim Petras as the Grammy Awards - Isabella Leiser '23, Nicolas Maynulet '23 and Mason Signorello '23
  • Live Streaming Traffic Stops - Madison DePriest '24 and Leah Croom '24
  • Slip-up or Scandal? Jill Biden and Doug Emhoff share a kiss at the State of the Union Address - Emma Holtzman '24
  • Stella Jean Makes a Scene - Mela Lew '24 and Carlota Escudero '24
  • Student-Athlete Period Tracking - Maya Gould '23
  • Surveillance: Chinese Spy Balloons - Rebecca Ferrer '24 and Gerardo Mena '24
  • Who is the GOAT: Lebron James or Michael Jordan - Jessica Friedman '23 and Elle Rosenblum '24
  • Ye's Erratic Behavior: Ella Gonzalez '24 and Gabrielle Lieberman '24
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.