Research

Research

WHY WE OFTEN RELY ON INACCURATE INFORMATION WHY WE OFTEN RELY ON INACCURATE INFORMATION

WHY WE OFTEN RELY ON INACCURATE INFORMATION

SMALL SCHOOL BIG RESEARCH

Even when people know better, they often rely on inaccurate or misleading information to make future decisions. David Rapp’s research looks into why we are so easily influenced by false statements and what we can do to avoid relying on incorrect information.

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SESP in the Media: August 2019

SESP in the Media: August 2019

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

Are All Head Start Classrooms Created Equal?

Are All Head Start Classrooms Created Equal?

Individual classrooms within the Head Start program vary in quality and don’t always reflect the school as a whole, according to a new Northwestern University study published in the American Educational Research Journal.  

SESP in the Media: July 2019

SESP in the Media: July 2019

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

 Emissions-Cheating Vehicles Linked to Worse Health in Babies, Children Across U.S. 

Emissions-Cheating Vehicles Linked to Worse Health in Babies, Children Across U.S. 

A new study conducted by researchers at Northwestern University and the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago is the first to show that diesel cars implicated in the emissions-cheating scandal had population-level impacts on infant and child health.

First Computer Science-Learning Sciences Symposium Draws World's Top Scholars

First Computer Science-Learning Sciences Symposium Draws World's Top Scholars

Computer science classes and boot camps have never been more popular in the US and worldwide. But how can educators help the next generation use this technology to their advantage?  And how can that information reach everyone – not just those drawn to the traditional notions of computer science?

SESP in the Media: May 2019

SESP in the Media: May 2019

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