Playing with Anger: Engaging the emotional Lives of Black boys in schools. Howard C. Stevenson, Ph.D. Associate Professor and Chair Applied Psychology and Human Development Division Graduate School of Education University of Pennsylvania
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Howard C. Stevenson, Ph.D.
Associate Professor and Chair
Applied Psychology and Human Development Division
Graduate School of Education
University of Pennsylvania
Coordinating Council on Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
September 12, 2008
“The Lion’s Story will Never Be Known As Long as the Hunter is the One to Tell It”
Who do you see?
Racial Socialization, Sociopolitical Empowerment, Transactional Stress Coping
How do teachers, authority figures, & society react to Black cultural style?
“Boys Not Men”; Missed, Dissed, & Pissed; Hypervulnerabilty and Hypermasculinity; Catch 33
Racism as systemic, historic, routine, unpredictable, serendipitous, and emotionally debilitating
Suspensions and Expulsions of African American Youth
TEAM- Relationships Basketball
Play as the medium of expression
Can We Talk?
Plato (427– 347 BC)
Time*PLAAY than in a year of conversation.”
F (1,72) = 5.05*
Control n =31
PLAAY n =43