Jason Barr, PhD

Associate Dean

Associate Professor

PhD, Applied Developmental Psychology, Fordham University

MA, Educational Psychology, New York University

BA, Psychology & Criminal Justice, University of Hartford

Office: McAllan Hall, Room 129

Phone: 732-263-5238

Email: jbarr@monmouth.edu

Fall 2014 Office Hours:
By Appointment

Regularly Taught Courses:

Assessment for Counseling

Program Evaluation

Human Growth & Development

First Year Seminar

Research Interests:

Cognitive and moral development with a specific focus on empathy, school culture, andmoral education.

Professional Associations:

American Educational Research Association

Northeastern Educational Research Association

Association for Moral Education

American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education

New Jersey Association of Colleges for Teacher Education

Selected Works:

Scholarly Articles:

Barr, J. J. & Bracchitta, K. (in press). Attitudes toward individuals with disabilities: The effects of age, gender, and relationship. Journal of Relationships Research.

Barr, J. J. (2011). The relationship between teachers' empathy and perceptions of school culture. Educational Studies, 37, 365-369.

Barr, J. J., & Higgins-D'Alessandro, A. (2009). How adolescent empathy and prosocial behavior change in the context of school culture: A two-year longitudinal study. Adolescence, 44, 751-772.

Garrett, T., Barr, J., & Rothman, T. (2009). Perspectives on caring in the classroom: Do they vary according to ethnicity or grade level? Adolescence, 44, 505-521.

Barr, J. J. & Bracchitta, K. (2008). Differences in preservice teachers' attitudes toward individuals with physical, developmental, and behavioral disabilities. The Journal of Research in Education, 18, 125-127.

Barr, J. J. & Bracchitta, K. (2008). The effects of contact with individuals with disabilities:Positive attitudes and majoring in education. The Journal of Psychology: Interdisciplinary and Applied, 142, 225-244.

Barr, J. J., & Higgins-D'Alessandro, A. (2007). Adolescent empathy and prosocial behavior in the multidimensional context of school culture. The Journal of Genetic Psychology, 168, 231-250.

Barr, J. J. (2007). A nationwide study of how democracy is implemented in schools. Journal of Education and Human Development, 1 (2), [http://www.scientificjournals.org/journals2007/j_of_edu2.htm]

Tonks, J. A., Barr, J. J., & Higgins-D'Alessandro, A. (2006). School culture and empathy characteristics of students attending two structurally distinct high schools. The Journal of Psychology and the Behavioral Sciences, 19, 4-10.

Barr, J. J., (2006). Empathy. In L. Sherrod, C. Flanagan, & R. Kassimir (Eds.), International Encyclopedia of Youth Activism,  (pp. 228-230). Westport, CT: Greenwood Publishing Group.

Barr, J. J., Rodstein, H., & Higgins-D'Alessandro, A. (2006). Just Community high schools and youth activism. In L. Sherrod, C. Flanagan, & R. Kassimir (Eds.), InternationalEncyclopedia of Youth Activism, (pp. 366-369). Westport, CT: Greenwood Publishing Group.

 

Presentations/Invited Talks:

Barr, J. J. (July, 2011). Student Teachers' Empathy, Attitudes, and Contact with Students with Disabilities. Paper presented at the Association of Teacher Educators Conference. Philadelphia, PA.

Barr, J. J. & Bracchitta, K. (July, 2010). Attitudes toward Individuals with Disabilities: The Effects of Age, Gender, and Type of Relationship. Paper presented at the International Conference on Education, Economy and Society. Paris, France.

Barr, J. J. & Higgins-D'Alessandro, A. (July, 2009). Gender Differences in Empathy and Prosocial Behavior: The Influence of School Culture. Poster presented at the Association for Moral Education Conference. Utrecht, Netherlands.

Bracchitta, K. & Barr, J. J. (August, 2008). The influence of interpersonal contact on attitudes toward individuals with disabilities. Poster presented at the American Psychological Association Conference. Boston, MA.

Barr, J. J. & Higgins-D'Alessandro, A. (March, 2008). The relationship between empathy, altruism, and school culture: A longitudinal study. Paper presented at the American Educational Research Association Conference. New York, NY.

Barr, J. J. (November, 2007). What makes a school democratic? A nation-wide study of school practices. Paper presented at the Association for Moral Education Conference. New York, NY.

Barr, J. J. & Bracchitta, K. (July, 2007). The effects of contact with individuals with disabilities: Positive attitudes and majoring in education. Paper presented at the Association of Teacher Educators Conference. Milwaukee, WI.

Garrett, T., Forsbach-Rothman, T., & Barr, J. J. (April, 2007). Perspectives on caring in the classroom: Do they vary according to ethnicity or grade level? Paper presented at the American Educational Research Association Conference. Chicago, IL.

Barr, J. J. & Higgins-D'Alessandro, A. (April, 2006). The school environment and adolescent empathy and altruism. Paper presented at the American Educational Research Association Conference. San Francisco, CA.

Barr, J. J., Markman, L., & Higgins-D'Alessandro, A. (April, 2006). Teachers' and principals' views of schooling and social inclusion. Paper presented at the American Educational Research Association Conference. San Francisco, CA.

Barr, J. J. & Higgins-D'Alessandro, A. (November, 2005). Attending a Just Community School: Influences on empathy and altruism. Poster presented at the Association for Moral Education Conference. Cambridge, MA.

Tonks, J. & Barr, J. J. (March, 2005). The role of school culture and empathy in two structurally distinct American high schools. Paper presented at the British Psychological Society Southwest Undergraduate Conference. Bristol, U.K.

Barr, J. J. & Bracchitta, K. (October, 2008). Differences in preservice teachers' attitudes toward individuals with physical, developmental, and behavioral disabilities. Paper presented at the Northeastern Educational Research Association Conference. Hartford, CT.

Bracchitta, K. & Barr, J. J. (March, 2007). Differences in attitudes toward individuals with physical, developmental, and behavioral disabilities. Poster presented at the Eastern Psychological Society Conference. Philadelphia, PA.

Barr, J. J., Garrett, T., & Forsbach-Rothman, T. (October, 2006). Caring in the classroom: A comparison across ethnic groups and grade level. Poster presented at the Northeastern Educational Research Association Conference. Kerhonkson, NY.

Barr, J. J. (October, 2006). A nationwide study of how democracy is implemented in schools. Paper presented at the Northeastern Educational Research Association Conference. Kerhonkson, NY.

Barr, J. J. (May, 2004). The influence of the school environment on adolescent empathy and altruism. Paper presented at the Cross University Collaborative Mentoring Conference. New York, NY.

Barr, J. J. (July, 2007). Moral development and reasoning in the schools. Invited workshop presented at the Community of Caring Character Education Conference. Las Vegas, NV.

Barr, J. J. (April, 2006). The integration of moral education into the social studies curriculum. Invited workshop presented at the Monmouth University School of Education Professional Development Symposium. West Long Branch, NJ.

Barr, J. J. & Higgins-D'Alessandro, A. (April, 2006). The school environment and adolescent empathy and altruism. Paper presented at the American Educational Research Association Conference. San Francisco, CA.

 Barr, J. J., Markman, L., & Higgins-D'Alessandro, A. (April, 2006). Teachers' and principals' views of schooling and social inclusion. Paper presented at the American Educational Research Association Conference. San Francisco, CA.

 Barr, J. J. & Higgins-D'Alessandro, A. (November, 2005). Attending a Just Community School: Influences on empathy and altruism. Poster presented at the Association for Moral Education Conference. Cambridge, MA.

 Tonks, J. & Barr, J. J. (March, 2005). The role of school culture and empathy in two structurally distinct American high schools. Paper presented at the British Psychological Society Southwest Undergraduate Conference. Bristol, U.K.

 Barr, J. J. (May, 2004). The influence of the school environment on adolescent empathy and altruism. Paper presented at the Cross University Collaborative Mentoring Conference. New York, NY.

 

Additional Information:

Editorial Activities

2014 to present - Editorial Board, The Journal of Youth & Adolescence

2012 to present - Editorial Board, International Journal of School & Educational Psychology

2010 to 2011 - Consulting Editor, The Journal of Moral Education

2009 to present - Editorial Board, The Journal of Psychology: Interdisciplinary & Applied