Catherine Cooper wins 2012 Social Policy Book Award

A book published last year by psychology professor Catherine Cooper has been selected for the 2012 Social Policy Book Award by the Society for Research in Adolescence.

Bridging Multiple Worlds: Cultures, Identities, and Pathways to College (Oxford University Press, 2011), was named the best single authored volume by the SRA Committee on Research, Policy, and Public Information. Criteria for selection are that research and theory meet high standards, policy issues are substantive and timely, and the work clearly articulates the implications of the research for a social policy issue, such that policy problems are clarified and/or solutions are illustrated.

In the book, Cooper examines how culturally diverse youth can develop pathways to college without losing ties to their families, peers, and cultural communities.

The award will be presented at SRA's meetings in March in Vancouver, BC.