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Misinformation Research Featured in National Publications

Even when people know better, they often rely on inaccurate or misleading information to make future decisions. But why are we so easily influenced by false statements?

David Rapp's Research on Misinformation Highlighted in Science News

Plenty of research shows that people are more likely to believe news if it confirms their preexisiting political views, Northwestern researcher David Rapp tells Science News.

SESP Entrepreneur Helps College Football Recruiters

Zcruit, the software company founded by SESP senior Ben Weiss to overcome the repeated inefficiencies of the college football recruiting system, is creating a buzz in Chicago’s student startup sector.

Two-Gen Researchers Receive $1.4 Million Grant

Teresa Eckrich Sommer, co-director of Northwestern University’s Two Generation Research Initiative, has received a four-year, $1.4 million grant to study the expansion of an innovative education program that combines quality early learning for preschoolers with career training in the healthcare field for their low income parents.

Students, Seniors Mix in Adulthood and Aging Class

After studying the aging process in a classroom, Northwestern University undergraduates in the School of Education and Social Policy visited a retirement and senior living community Monday to meet those who have weathered most of life’s transitions, including retirement, grandparenting and widowhood.

SESP students work to preserve elder voices and stories

School of Education and Social Policy (SESP) students plan to interview elders as part of “The Great Thanksgiving Listen 2016,” a national education project that works to preserve the voices and stories of an entire generation of Americans over a single holiday weekend.

Solomon Tapped For Thanksgiving Dinner Advice in Scientific American

Alexandra Solomon, a psychotherapist and assistant clinical professor at The Family Institute and SESP lecturer, tells Scientific American how to keep your holiday dinner "from turning into a partisan smackdown."

BrewBike Featured in Northwestern Magazine

Brewbike, a pedal-powered student startup, serves up cold-brew coffee from a custom-built bike from Chicago-based Heritage Bicycles.

Alexandra Solomon Offers Advice to Couples in Psychology Today

Psychologist Alexandra Solomon, who teaches the popular undergraduate class "Building Loving and Lasting Relationships: Marriage 101," offers advice to couples who have opposing political views.

Chicago Tonight Highlights Schanzenbach's Work on Chronic Absenteeism

Diane Schanzenbach's Hamilton Project report suggests solving chronic student absenteeism could help raise student achievement.