Top Scholars Celebrate Yidan Prize Winner Larry Hedges in Hong Kong

Northwestern University President Morton Schapiro and a delegation of top scholars is in Hong Kong this week to celebrate Professor Larry Hedges, chairman of the department of statistics and professor of education at Northwestern and a recipient this year's Yidan Prize for Education Research.

Hang In There. As Couples Age, Humor Replaces Bickering

Honeymoon long over? Hang in there. A new UC Berkeley study, co-authored by Northwestern University's Claudia Haase, shows those prickly disagreements that can mark the early and middle years of marriage mellow with age as conflicts give way to humor and acceptance.

Education Lab Receives $15 Million Donation from AbbVie

AbbVie, a global biopharmaceutical company headquartered in North Chicago, Illinois, announced a $55 million donation to three nonprofits working to address the achievement gap for children in high-poverty areas, including Chicago. Northwestern University economist Jonathan Guryan co-directs the University of Chicago’s Education Lab, which will receive $15 million. 

David Rapp: Why Dubunking Doesn't Work

"The story of Bush’s reaction at the checkout scanner follows a narrative sequence of events that seem plausible and is simple to follow: Rich guy doesn’t buy his own groceries, rich guy has never seen a grocery checkout," writes David Rapp in the Washington Post.

How Changing Teen Stereotypes Can Help Them Shine

Efforts to help teenagers see themselves as responsible and thwart common negative stereotypes can help them flourish, according to new research co-authored by Northwestern University’s Yang Qu, a developmental psychologist at the School of Education and Social Policy.

Neighborhoods Influence Chicagoans’ Transportation Decisions

With the L, Divvy bikes, buses, Uber and Lyft, Chicago has no shortage of transportation options. But whether or not people actually explore all these options might be determined by the neighborhoods in which they live.

SESP in the Media: November 2018

An ongoing, monthly roundup of appearances in the news media by School of Education and Social Policy faculty, researchers, and our community.

SESP Community Honored by ASG

Six members of the School of Education and Social Policy community, including SESP Dean David Figlio, were selected to the 2018-19 Associated Student Government (ASG) Faculty and Administrator Honor Roll.

New Study: How Groups Can Influence Your Emotions

People we identify with can have a more powerful influence on our emotions than those we don’t relate to, according to new research co-authored by Northwestern University developmental psychologist Yang Qu.

Gender Parity: The Long Game

The midterm elections demonstrated a shift for women in politics and a move to gender parity, but real change requires a sustained effort, Northwestern University sociologist Simone Ispa-Landa wrote in "The Longer Gender Game for Girls" published in Garnet News.