Dr. Franklin's research addresses the resilience and the psychological well-being of African-Americans and especially African-American men. In the past Dr. Franklin has worked to understand the impact of racial slights and misrepresentations experienced by people of African descent and the effects of assumptions based on stereotypes held about blacks by the general public.
Team's current research endeavors to look into the manifestation of life themes represented in archived video of therapeutic support groups for African American men.
Lebedeva S., Collins, D., & Franklin A.J. (2011) Emotion Expression in a Therapeutic Support Group for African-American Men. Poster Session presented at American Psychological Association conference, Washington, DC.
N’cho, H. S. & Lebedeva, S. (2010). Rationale for Studying Therapeutic Support Groups for African American Men. In A.J. Franklin (Chair), Qualitative Analysis of Therapeutic Support Groups for African American Men. Symposium at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, San Diego, CA.
Chen M., Choi N., Lebedeva S., Kaplan M.; N’Cho H., & Franklin A.J. (2009) Life Themes in a Therapeutic Support Group for African-American Men. Poster Session presented at American Psychological Association conference, Toronto, Ontario.