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: February 2020

SESP in the Media: February 2020

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

OpenSciEd Releases Free Science Teaching Materials

OpenSciEd Releases Free Science Teaching Materials

OpenSciEd is a collaborative effort to develop free, high-quality classroom materials for teachers nationwide. Co-created by Northwestern University’s Brian Reiser and his team of learning scientists, the free and downloadable units are aligned to the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) and lay the groundwork for the future of science education.

SESP Psychologist Named ‘Rising Star’

SESP Psychologist Named ‘Rising Star’

Northwestern University developmental psychologist Yang Qu was named a 2020 Rising Star by the Association for Psychological Sciences for his interdisciplinary work examining the role of sociocultural contexts in adolescent development.

Six SESP Faculty Members Among Most Influential Academics

Six SESP Faculty Members Among Most Influential Academics

Six SESP faculty members were named to Education Week’s annual list of 200 influential academics in education policy, highlighting the School’s research eminence and influence.

Kirabo Jackson: Invest in Education Early and Often

Kirabo Jackson: Invest in Education Early and Often

Educational investments are most cost-effective when they start early and are sustained throughout childhood, Northwestern University’s Kirabo Jackson said during the Education Policy Institute’s (EPI) Annual Lecture in London’s City Hall.

Spillane, Coburn Headline International School Leadership Symposium

Spillane, Coburn Headline International School Leadership Symposium

Northwestern University professors Cynthia Coburn and James Spillane delivered keynote speeches during the International Symposium on Perspectives on/in School Leadership at the Danish School of Education in Copenhagen, Denmark.