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Coping and Stress in Education (CASE) Lab

Department of Educational Psychology
 The University of Texas at Austin
 Chris McCarthy, Ph.D.


The Coping and Stress in Education Lab group explores the intersection of health, psychology, and education. The focus of our research is promoting wellness and productivity in educational settings. To do this, we examine how stress affects an individual’s emotions, physiology, cognition, and behavior in school contexts. We also research the mechanisms by which coping and wellness is promoted.

Our current research is on the following topics:

  • Examination of teacher stress and retention
  • Developing assessment tools for preventive coping resources
  • Effectiveness of group interventions
  • Group interventions for teacher stress and wellness