In a Huffington Post op ed piece, professor Emma Adam discusses how to help adolescents lessen stress in high-anxiety times and always. Research shows that stress, especially stress of a social nature, has long-term impacts on health.
A new report by the President’s Council of Economic Advisors highlights key findings of associate professors Jonathan Guryan, who has studied youth programs to reduce crime and dropout, and Diane Schanzenbach, who has studied universal preschool and income inequality. Guryan and Schanzenbach contribute key evidence about promising programs for the criminal justice system, youth decision making and early education.
Assistant professor Michael Horn received a CAREER Award from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to study computational literacy in informal learning environments. His project “Blocks, Stickers, and Puzzles: Rethinking Computational Literacy Experiences in Informal Environments” will focus on experiences outside the classroom that can engage and prepare young people in computational literacy.
SESP professor David Uttal's new study will test whether spatial training actually leads to STEM achievement in school and beyond — an outcome that is important for the future of the U.S.
A new study by SESP assistant professor Claudia Haase finds that people with a certain gene variant are less stoic and are more likely to smile and laugh.
Assistant professor Michael Horn’s museum research on evolution has become part of a new online PBS NOVA unit for high school students called “Evolution Lab.” NOVA’s Evolution Lab features games to introduce teens to processes of evolution.
Patient portals that provide medical information online could widen the gap in health disparities among the most vulnerable patients, according to a new study by professor Michael Wolf (MA06) of SESP and Feinberg School of Medicine.