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Adina Schick

Clinical Assistant Professor of Applied Psychology

Applied Psychology

(212) 998-5576

Adina Schick is a Developmental Psychologist who received her doctorate from the Department of Applied Psychology at New York University in 2012. Dr. Schick’s work to date has focused on cultural variations in children’s language, literacy, and narrative development, with a particular emphasis on the individual and combined contributions of the home and preschool contexts on these school readiness skills. Her research has probed the role of continuity in home-school book sharing practices in supporting low-income Latino Head Start children’s emergent literacy development, and highlights the importance of promoting parents’ use of culturally-relevant practices. She has also collaborated on a series of projects aimed at supporting the professional development of early childhood educators throughout New York City, as well as from across New York State. Most recently, her focus has been on the development and implementation of a classroom-based oral storytelling intervention that supports low-income, ethnic minority children’s reading readiness by bridging home-school practices in an authentic and meaningful manner. Dr. Schick’s work has been funded by The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, The Brady Educational Foundation, and the Brooke Astor Foundation for New York City Education.

Courses

Families, Schools, and Child Development

Examination of the complex relationships between family & school systems, with a special focus on low-income urban communities as they relate to child development. Topics explore the roles culture, immigration, & racial/ethnic diversity play in establishing effective partnerships between families & schools.
Course #
APSY-UE 1278
Units
4
Term
Fall
Faculty

Professors

Adina Schick ,
Department

Honors Seminar in Applied Psychology I

A year-long seminar sequence intended only for students in the honors program in applied psychology. The seminars have three main objectives: (a) to provide a forum where students engage in serious intellectual discussion about the process of research, (b) to provide guidance and structure to students in the process of conducting their independent research studies, & (c) to prepare students for presentation of their senior thesis & oral examination. All honor students must have a research mentor & an approved research project prior to registering for the course.
Course #
APSY-UE 1995
Units
2
Term
Fall
Faculty

Professors

Adina Schick ,
Department
Liberal Arts Core

Survey of Developmental Psychology: Introduction

This course is designed to give students a comprehensive overview of developmental psychology following a chronological approach. The course covers major theories and research findings on human development, and provides students with the opportunity to appreciate the practical significance of sound theory and research. The course has two distinguishing features: (1) a cross-cultural focus and, (2) an applied emphasis. By the end of the semester, students will be able to: (a) summarize the major theories, concepts and research methods in developmental psychology, especially as these relate to the study of child development in different contexts, (b) identify basic developmental processes and milestones, and (c) apply developmental concepts to real life situations through the observation of children in their natural settings.
Course #
APSY-UE 9010
Units
4
Term
Fall, Spring
Faculty

Professors

Adina Schick , Gigliana Melzi ,
Department