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Current News

Angela Duckworth and PRC Researcher David Yeager urge caution in using measures of students' non-cognitive development for accountability in education

Posted: May 14, 2015

David Yeager and co-author Angela Duckworth report in a new article in Education Researcher on the ways in which non-cognitive measures developed for psychological research can be misapplied in educational policy and practice

Former PRC Trainee Dara Shifrer receives ASA Paper Award

Posted: Apr 29, 2015

The Awards Committee of the ASA Section on Disability and Society has chosen Dr. Shifrer's paper as the 2015 Outstanding Publication in the Sociology of Disability

Harel Shapira recipient of 2015 award from the Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation

Posted: Mar 30, 2015

Through this research Dr. Shapira will provide insight into the growing phenomenon of Americans carrying firearms for self-defense and associated acts of violence

David Pedulla receives grant to study labor market placements of disadvantaged groups

Posted: Mar 11, 2015

Project will investigate how employer preferences shape distribution of opportunities to minorities and females.

Leticia Marteleto to chair new IUSSP Scientific Panel

Posted: Mar 9, 2015

The IUSSP Council will establish a panel on Youth and Intergenerational Relations in Developing Countries to run through December 2018

David Yeager awarded grant to promote mindsets about the purpose of schoolwork and assessing academic perserverance

Posted: Feb 27, 2015

The project will measure academic perserverance to aid in student intervention.

David Yeager receives funding to study sociological and contextual persepectives on psychological interventions

Posted: Feb 27, 2015

This study is designed to help practioners understand how psychology and social processes influence adolescent development.

David Yeager awarded grant for the national study of the growth mindset and math teacher survey

Posted: Feb 27, 2015

Grant awarded to produce insights about future application of character interventions.

Cynthia Osborne awarded grant to measure the effectiveness of formal mediation in child protection cases

Posted: Feb 27, 2015

Project will determine whether the use of mediation leads to better outcomes for children in protection cases.

David Pedulla receives grant to study the context of employment scarring

Posted: Feb 27, 2015

Project will investigate how unemployment affects future employment.

Robert Hummer awarded funding for network on life course health, dynamics and disparities in 21st century America

Posted: Feb 27, 2015

This project seeks to create a research network to understand how and why the U.S. is falling behind virtually all comparably developed nations on major indicators of population health

David Yeager receives grant to reduce educational underperformance

Posted: Feb 27, 2015

This project will conduct a mindset experiment, allowing for educational generalizations to be made.

Harel Shapira awarded a grant for to understand how Americans learn about gun use

Posted: Feb 27, 2015

The study examines how Americans teach and learn to use guns.

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