Viviane is currently a doctoral student in School Psychology at the University of California, Berkeley working under the supervision of Dr. Elliot Turiel. She is also a nationally certified school psychologist and a registered psychological assistant. Her decision to enter school psychology started off from a simple thought that she wanted to make schools a safe harbor for children where they feel loved and welcomed, are supported to learn the skills needed to make healthy choices for themselves, to better cope with life challenges, and to care for one another’s well-being.
Viviane’s dissertation explores students’ judgments and reasoning about social conflicts and aggression in the school setting. The purpose of her dissertation is to help educators understand, from the students’ perspective, the factors youth take into account and how they weigh, balance, and prioritize those different factors in situations involving conflicts and aggression.