The Applied Psychology Center (APC) aims to identify, understand, and solve problems of social significance in society. By facilitating faculty and student psychological research and directing these efforts toward problems of social significance, the APC seeks to catalyze the research and discovery process and foster applied scholarship. Promotion of family well-being, the APC's primary goal, includes research in family caregiving to the elderly, family influences on adolescent health and well-being (e.g., smoking, abstinence, and safer-sex behavior), mentoring of adolescents, the interface of work and family stress, prevention of violence among young people. The APC seeks to promote these efforts in the hope of contributing toward improved quality of life and well-being.
Obtaining and distributing resources that reinforce applied research efforts, fostering relationships between the University and the community, and making consulting and applied problem-solving expertise available to the University and community.
Contact: Sandi Thouvenin, Department of Psychology
Kent State University
P.O. Box 5190
Kent, Ohio 44242-0001