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Jonathan Cohen

Jonathan Cohen

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Dr. Cohen is involved with studying how to help educators, mental health professionals and parents promote childrens social, emotional and civic as well as intellectual competencies and ethical dispositions. As the president and co-founder of the National School Climate Center (formerly, Center for Social and Emotional Education) ( he works with schools, districts and State Departments of Education to measure and improve school climate. He is the author of over sixty papers and several award winning books. See, for example, the Comprehensive School Climate Inventory:

Dr. Cohen is also a practicing child and adult clinical psychologist and psychoanalyst.

Primary Interests:

  • Aggression, Conflict, Peace
  • Communication, Language
  • Emotion, Mood, Affect
  • Helping, Prosocial Behavior
  • Judgment and Decision Making
  • Nonverbal Behavior
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Self and Identity
  • Social Cognition

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Courses Taught:

  • Child Psychotherapy: Research and Practice
  • Social Emotional Education: Research and Practice

Jonathan Cohen
National School Climate Center
545 8th Avenue, Room 930
New York, New York 10018
United States

  • Phone: (212) 707-8799
  • Fax: (212) 957-6616

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