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Christina Cipriano, PhD

Assistant Professor, Child Study Center; Director of Research, Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence; Director of Research, Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence

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Christina Cipriano, PhD

Research Summary

Dr. Cipriano’s research focuses on the systematic examination of social and emotional learning (SEL) in the promotion of pathways to optimal developmental outcomes for traditionally marginalized student and teacher populations. Dr. Cipriano has extensive experience working in classrooms and schools, providing training to teachers and support staff, and direct instruction to students. As the Director of Research at the YCEI, Dr. Cipriano oversees, designs, and maintains large-scale basic and applied research studies on: emotions, emotional intelligence, and social and emotional learning, including longitudinal studies and randomized controlled trials. Dr. Cipriano is the PI and Director of numerous major grants supporting the development and validation of SEL assessments, classroom observation practices, and SEL evaluation and efficacy trials. Dr. Cipriano received her Ph.D. in Applied Developmental and Educational Psychology from Boston College, her Ed.M. from the Harvard Graduate School of Education and undergraduate degree from Hofstra University. Dr. Cipriano is a Jack Kent Cooke Scholar and the mother of four beautiful children who inspire her every day to take the moon and make it shine for everyone. You can learn more about her work @drchriscip and drchriscip.com

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Research Interests

Behavior; Child Development; Emotions; Psychology, Educational; Adolescent Development; Resilience, Psychological

Selected Publications

  • A Systematic Review of Student Disability and Race Representation in Universal School-Based Social and Emotional Learning Interventions for Elementary School StudentsCipriano C, Naples L, Eveleigh A, Cook A, Funaro M, Cassidy C, McCarthy M, Rappolt-Schlichtmann G. A Systematic Review of Student Disability and Race Representation in Universal School-Based Social and Emotional Learning Interventions for Elementary School Students Review Of Educational Research 2022, 003465432210940. DOI: 10.3102/00346543221094079.
  • Unpacking the social‐emotional health of education support professionals during the COVID‐19 pandemicNaples L, Cipriano C, Eveleigh A, Stoffers M, Barnes T. Unpacking the social‐emotional health of education support professionals during the COVID‐19 pandemic Psychology In The Schools 2022 DOI: 10.1002/pits.22842.
  • A Systematic Review of Emotion Regulation Assessments in US Schools: Bridging the Gap Between Researchers and EducatorsNg Z, Willner C, Mannweiler M, Hoffmann J, Bailey C, Cipriano C. A Systematic Review of Emotion Regulation Assessments in US Schools: Bridging the Gap Between Researchers and Educators Educational Psychology Review 2022, 34: 2825-2865. DOI: 10.1007/s10648-022-09691-4.
  • Building useful, web-based educational assessment tools for students, with students: a demonstration with the school climate walkthroughHoffmann J, Baumsteiger R, Seibyl J, Hills E, Bradley C, Cipriano C, Brackett M. Building useful, web-based educational assessment tools for students, with students: a demonstration with the school climate walkthrough Assessment In Education Principles Policy And Practice 2022, 29: 95-120. DOI: 10.1080/0969594x.2022.2056576.
  • How Did Educators of Students with Learning Differences Use Social–Emotional Learning to Support Their Students and Themselves Early in the COVID-19 Pandemic?Eveleigh A, Cook A, Naples L, Cipriano C. How Did Educators of Students with Learning Differences Use Social–Emotional Learning to Support Their Students and Themselves Early in the COVID-19 Pandemic? Children & Schools 2021, 44: cdab030-. DOI: 10.1093/cs/cdab030.
  • Cultivating Effective Teacher–Paraprofessional Collaboration in the Self-Contained ClassroomBarnes T, Cipriano C, Xia Y. Cultivating Effective Teacher–Paraprofessional Collaboration in the Self-Contained Classroom Beyond Behavior 2021, 30: 107-115. DOI: 10.1177/10742956211021858.
  • The observation of special education classrooms by school personnelCipriano C, Barnes T. The observation of special education classrooms by school personnel Learning Environments Research 2021, 25: 235-253. DOI: 10.1007/s10984-021-09359-w.
  • Relating in the Self-Contained Classroom: Best Practices for Cultivating Effective Teacher-Paraprofessional Collaboration17. Barnes, T., Cipriano, C., Xia, Y. (2021) Relating in the Self-Contained Classroom: Best Practices for Cultivating Effective Teacher-Paraprofessional Collaboration. Beyond Behavior. (30)2, 107-115.
  • Exploring Changes in Student Engagement through the RULER Approach: An Examination of Students at Risk of Academic FailureCipriano C, Barnes T, Rivers S, Brackett M. Exploring Changes in Student Engagement through the RULER Approach: An Examination of Students at Risk of Academic Failure Journal Of Education For Students Placed At Risk (JESPAR) 2019, 24: 1-19. DOI: 10.1080/10824669.2018.1524767.
  • Exploring Changes in Student Engagement through the RULER Approach: An Examination of Students At Risk of Academic FailureCipriano, C., Barnes, T., Rivers, S., & Brackett, M.A. (2019). Exploring Changes in Student Engagement through the RULER Approach: An Examination of Students At Risk of Academic Failure, Journal of Education for Students Placed at Risk 10.1080/10824669.2018.1524767
  • A multilevel approach to understanding student and teacher perceptions of classroom support during early adolescenceCipriano C, Barnes T, Pieloch K, Rivers S, Brackett M. A multilevel approach to understanding student and teacher perceptions of classroom support during early adolescence Learning Environments Research 2018, 22: 209-228. DOI: 10.1007/s10984-018-9274-0.
  • The role of embodied cognition for transforming learningFugate J, Macrine S, Cipriano C. The role of embodied cognition for transforming learning International Journal Of School & Educational Psychology 2018, 7: 274-288. DOI: 10.1080/21683603.2018.1443856.
  • Validating the Recognizing Excellence in Learning and Teaching (RELATE) Tool for Special Education ClassroomsBarnes T, Cipriano C, Flynn L, Rivers S, Xu W. Validating the Recognizing Excellence in Learning and Teaching (RELATE) Tool for Special Education Classrooms The Journal Of Experimental Education 2018, 87: 415-429. DOI: 10.1080/00220973.2018.1465383.
  • Applying the classroom assessment scoring system in classrooms serving students with emotional and behavioural disordersCipriano C, Barnes T, Bertoli M, Rivers S. Applying the classroom assessment scoring system in classrooms serving students with emotional and behavioural disorders Emotional And Behavioural Difficulties 2018, 23: 343-360. DOI: 10.1080/13632752.2018.1461454.
  • Examining the relationship between perceptions of teaching self-efficacy, school support and teacher and paraeducator burnout in a residential school settingBarnes T, Cipriano C, McCallops K, Cuccuini-Harmon C, Rivers S. Examining the relationship between perceptions of teaching self-efficacy, school support and teacher and paraeducator burnout in a residential school setting Emotional And Behavioural Difficulties 2018, 23: 284-295. DOI: 10.1080/13632752.2018.1461452.
  • Validating the Emotion-Focused Interactions Scale for teacher–student interactionsCipriano C, Barnes T, Kolev L, Rivers S, Brackett M. Validating the Emotion-Focused Interactions Scale for teacher–student interactions Learning Environments Research 2018, 22: 1-12. DOI: 10.1007/s10984-018-9264-2.
  • Multilevel analysis of student and teacher perceptions of classroom support during early adolescenceCipriano, C., Barnes, T., Pieloch, K. A , Brackett, M., and Rivers, S. (2018). Multilevel analysis of student and teacher perceptions of classroom support during early adolescence, Journal of Learning Environment Research
  • Deep Processing: The Role of Embodied Cognition for Transforming Teaching and Learning,Fugate, J.M.B., Macrine, S., & Cipriano, C. (2018). Deep Processing: The Role of Embodied Cognition for Transforming Teaching and Learning, International Journal of School and Educational Psychology. 10.1080/21683603.2018.1443856
  • Applicability of the Classroom Assessment Scoring System in Special Education Classrooms Serving Students with Emotional Behavioral DisordersCipriano, C., Barnes, T., Bertoli, M., & Rivers, S. (2018). Applicability of the Classroom Assessment Scoring System in Special Education Classrooms Serving Students with Emotional Behavioral Disorders. Emotional and Behavioral Difficulties. 10.1080/13632752.2018.1461454.
  • Validating the Emotion Focused Interactions Scale for Teacher-Student Classroom InteractionsCipriano, C., Barnes, T., Kolev, L., Rivers, S., Brackett, M. (2018). Validating the Emotion Focused Interactions Scale for Teacher-Student Classroom Interactions. Journal of Learning Environment Research. 10.1007/s10984-018-9264-2
  • The Recognizing Excellence in Learning and Teaching (RELATE) Tool Classroom Observation Technical Manual.Barnes, T., Cipriano, C., Bertoli, M., Flynn, L., & Rivers, S. (2018). The Recognizing Excellence in Learning and Teaching (RELATE) Tool Classroom Observation Technical Manual. Yale University
  • There is no “I” in team: Understanding teacher-paraeducator interactions in special education classrooms.Cipriano, C., Barnes, T., Bertoli, M., Flynn, L., & Rivers, S. (2016). There is no “I” in team: Understanding teacher-paraeducator interactions in special education classrooms. Journal of Classroom Interactions, 51(2).
  • Mind the gap: Accountability, observation, and special educationCipriano (Crowe), C., Rivers, S., & Bertoli, M. (2015) Mind the gap: Accountability, observation, and special education. Assessment in Education: Principles, Policy, and Practice. 10.1080/0969594X.2015.1114913
  • The Recognizing Excellence in Learning and Teaching (RELATE) Tool Classroom Observation Technical ManualBarnes, T., Cipriano, C., Bertoli, M., Flynn, L., & Rivers, S. (2015). The Recognizing Excellence in Learning and Teaching (RELATE) Tool Classroom Observation Technical Manual. Yale University
  • The RELATE Classroom Observation Research Extension (CORE)Cipriano, C., Barnes, T., Bertoli, M., Flynn, L., & Rivers, S., (2015) The RELATE Classroom Observation Research Extension (CORE). Yale University.