August 2017 News Stories

August 2017 News Stories

  • McAdams: Trump’s ‘Primal Appeal’ Helps Explain Rise to Power
    Donald Trump prevailed in the 2016 election because of his uncanny ability to appeal to voters’ deep and primal instincts, Northwestern University Professor Dan P. McAdams wrote in an essay published in the journal Evolutionary Studies in Imaginative Culture.

  • September Birthday May Mean Edge in School
    Children who start school at an older age do better than their younger classmates, an advantage that extends through college, according to a new working paper co-authored by Northwestern University economist David Figlio, National Public Radio (NPR) reported.

  • Rapp Discusses Role as Journal Editor
    As editor-in-chief of the journal Discourse Processes, Northwestern University psychologist and learning scientist David Rapp works to offer readers “critically reviewed, contemporary research that pushes the boundaries of our understandings,” according to a recent interview.

  • SESP in the Media: August 2017
    An ongoing, monthly roundup of appearances in the news media by School of Education and Social Policy faculty, researchers, and our community.

  • Hasseler: SESP Experience 'Transformed My Life'
    As president of Muskingum University, Susan Schneider Hasseler routinely draws on some of the life-changing experiences she had while pursuing her doctorate at Northwestern University's School of Education and Social Policy (SESP).

  • Figlio Assumes Role as SESP Dean
    David Figlio, the Orrington Lunt Professor of Education and Social Policy in the School of Education and Social Policy (SESP), and director and faculty Fellow of the Institute for Policy Research, takes the helm today as dean of SESP at Northwestern University. He succeeds Penelope Peterson, who served Northwestern for 20 years in that leadership role.

  • A Path Out of Poverty and Poor Health
    School of Education and Social Policy faculty Lindsay Chase-Lansdale and Terri Sabol are among several Northwestern University psychologists and developmental scientists working to help low-income families beat poverty and improve their health.

  • SESP Attracts Record Number of Students
    Northwestern University's School of Education and Social Policy (SESP) welcomed 451 undergraduates to campus for the 2017-18 school year, the most in school history.

  • Why We Need Teacher Coaches
    Teacher leaders who have started coaching their peers are poised to transform the educational landscape, Northwestern University’s Tim Dohrer told the Huffington Post.

  • Coughlin STEM Scholars Honored
    Northwestern’s Center for Talent Development (CTD) recognized 15 exceptional middle-school students as Cathy Coughlin STEM Scholars at a recent luncheon, welcoming the scholars, their families, and supporters of the program.

  • Adam Receives $1 Million Spencer Award
    Northwestern University developmental psychologist Emma Adam received a $1 million, five-year Lyle Spencer Research Award to study the relationship between race-based stress and achievement gaps.

  • Sabol Receives Early Career Fellowship
    Terri Sabol, whose research focuses on how schools and families lead to healthy child development, was selected as one of 22 inaugural early career fellows by the American Educational Research Association (AERA) and the Society for Research on Child Development (SRCD).