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Zionsvilles, IN— Purdue University’s Kipling Williams PhD to Present Research + Film at Free Community Event

February 8, 2019

February 26, 2019—REJECT documentary will screen at the Zionsville Performing Arts Center Feb 26th ’19. Distinguished Professor of Psychology Dr. Kipling Williams @LifeAtPurdue will lead discussion. Registration is required, Free Childcare Available https://goo.gl/DeZJVJ 

Science of Exclusion, ‘Reject’ in New Book on Inclusive Design

January 5, 2019

We’re honored to have our film and the ostracism research of Kipling Williams PhD “included” in the new book Mismatch: How Inclusion Shapes Design by Microsoft and Google influencer Kat Holmes.

 

Kat Holmes, forward by JOhn Maeda

Mismatch How Inclusion Shapes Design

Mismatch is on 800-CEO-Read’s short list for 2018 business book of the year and on Fast Company’s 2019 top recommended reads for designers.  Find us mentioned in Chapter 3 “The Cycle of Exclusion.” #inclusion #inclusivedesign

Kat Holmes shows us how to make inclusion a source of innovation. An important read for anyone who aspires to build great products for the greatest number of people.”        Satya Nadella  CEO, Microsoft

REJECT AT SRCD.ORG “CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT” CONFERENCE OCT 2018

July 3, 2018

INCLUSION RESEARCH OF AMANDA HARRIST PhD, REJECT DOCUMENTARY TO BE FEATURED AT SOCIETY FOR RESEARCH IN CHILD DEVELOPMENT CONFERENCE 

Promoting Character Development Among Diverse Children and Adolescents: The Roles of Families, Schools, and Out-of-School-Time Youth Development Programs  Oct 18-20 2018                   Philadelphia, Pennsylvania               #CharacterDev18

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Special Topic Meeting: The Science of Rejection and the Art of Acceptance: Using a Documentary Film and Classroom Intervention to Change Hearts and Minds

Abstract:

Peer relation problems create concurrent and future risks for young children. Interventions for children who are rejected typically involve providing training in social skills and/or emotion regulation for the rejected child. However, some children are rejected not because of their behavior (e.g., aggression), but because they are perceived by peers to be “different”, for example because they are obese or are in the ethnic minority within their class.

We propose that intervention should be for all children (and teachers); that all children in the class will benefit from character development programs that teach and reinforce tolerance, acceptance, and inclusion of others.

Authors: 

Amanda Wiginton Harrist, Oklahoma State University (Presenting Author),  Julie M. Rutledge, Lousiana Tech University, Ruth Thomas Suh, Reject Documentary, Terry Varnell, Stillwater Public Schools

For more on the work of Amanda W. Harrist PhD: