Graduate Assistant

John Crowell serves as a Graduate Assistant for the Pascale Sykes Foundation’s South Jersey Strengthening Families Initiative.  One area of focus within the Initiative is reducing recidivism through family strengthening and he is seeking to understand how children of incarcerated parents perceive jail and the criminal justice system. The results of this investigation have the potential to inform family processes and, specifically, how family advocates may best provide informal social supports for children and families with an incarcerated parent.

John received his B.A. in Psychology from Arcadia University and is currently pursuing his M.A. in Experimental Psychology from Rutgers University.  His research interests, in cognitive psychology, include automatic thought and emotion regulation. John also serves as a Research Assistant in the Emotions Lab, which is directed by Dr. Ira Roseman.  After graduation, John intends to pursue his Ph.D. in Cognitive Psychology.