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Featured Researcher - Stephanie Hanrahan

Stephanie Hanrahan is researching an intervention program for marginalised adolescents and young adults

Stephanie Hanrahan

How did you get into psychology?

During high school I coached Special Olympic ice skating, volunteered at a psychiatric day care facility, and worked at a camp for juvenile delinquents and abandoned/abused kids.  The summer before my final year of high school I attended a summer program at a university (UCSB) – the class I liked the most was psychology.

What do you think makes a good psychology researcher?

A genuine interest in the topic being researched, curiosity, patience, and logic.

What are you researching at the moment?

The effects of an intervention program combining games and mental skills on the self-worth and life satisfaction of marginalised adolescents and young adults (e.g., orphans, teenagers living in poverty, former gang members).

Tell us something that people might be interested to know about you?

I just returned from a trip of a life time (long service leave) – up the west coast of Africa from South Africa to Spain, riverboat from Germany to Romania, Turkey, Dominican Republic  – highlights too numerous to list!

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