Program: PhD in Developmental Psychology
Year entered Program: 2021
Research Interests: Immigrant-origin youth, adolescent development, acculturation, racial / ethnic discrimination & identity, educational interventions, LGBTQ+ youth, mixed-methods
Principal Advisor(s): Dr. Selcuk Sirin
Scott Z. Brauer is a doctoral student in the Developmental Psychology program within the Applied Psychology department at NYU Steinhardt working with Dr. Selcuk Sirin. Scott is interested in the intersections of culture, development, and policy in educational and familial contexts. Specifically, his research interests center around (1) the psychological effects of migration on developing adolescents, (2) the challenges facing students of diverse racial, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds in education, and (3) the impact of policy developments on the lives of migrant youth and families.
Prior to starting at NYU, Scott obtained a B.A. in Human Development and German Studies at Connecticut College. He completed an Honor’s Thesis with Dr. Sunil Bhatia researching the impacts of educational and community integration programs on adolescents’ diverse psychological adaptations after migrating to Germany. Afterwards, he worked with Dr. Loren Marulis on a meta-analysis evaluating the efficacy of metacognitive interventions on promoting the academic achievement of young children.