Social Psychology Research, IC Thinking
Patricia Andrews Fearon is a social psychology researcher and member of the IC Thinking Research Team. As part of the IC Thinking Team, Patricia is currently conducting research that examines the relationship between integrative complexity (IC) and resilience as a result of IC Thinking interventions run in schools and communities (initially in Scotland). She will be supporting the research and development of IC Thinking interventions in schools in Pakistan and Bosnia. Patricia also helped to represent the IC Thinking Team in Brussels at the European Commission Education, Youth, and Training Civil Society and Forum, 2015, where IC Thinking was selected to present its work as an example of good practice (e.g., scientific foundation and empirical assessments).
Patricia holds a master's degree from the University of Oxford where she studied hermeneutical strategies of religious extremisms, moral reasoning in food ethics and post-modern Evangelical identity.
Before returning to research, Patricia's career in journalism and media included work with CNN, TIME Inc., and NGOs like Room to Read for whom she designed a SABRE Award winning campaign and managed relationships with the international press and the White House in Cambodia during the visit of U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama. Patricia has been a contributing author for the Huffington Post and the Skoll World Forum.
As a certified conflict mediator and practitioner, Patricia mediates for community and state organizations Community Boards and the Office of Citizens Complaints regarding disputes between community members and law enforcement.