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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Muskin, Stein Win Honorable Mention in Essay Contest

Muskin, Stein Win Honorable Mention in Essay Contest

Graduate students Melanie Muskin and Andrew Stein received honorable mention in the Society for Psychological Study of Social Issues essay contest, which challenged writers to address the legacy of white supremacy and Western dominance in psychology.

Researchers Study Evanston’s Guaranteed Income Program

Researchers Study Evanston’s Guaranteed Income Program

A team of graduate students is examining the impact of new guaranteed income program, a joint initiative between the University and the City of Evanston to address economic insecurity.

What Happens When More Four-Year-Olds Attend Preschool?

What Happens When More Four-Year-Olds Attend Preschool?

Northwestern University researchers, in partnership with Chicago Public Schools, the Office of the Mayor of Chicago, and the Chicago Department of Family Support and Services, are studying how the recent expansion of universal prekindergarten in Chicago will impact students from lower income backgrounds.

SESP in the Media: August 2022

SESP in the Media: August 2022

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

SESP in the Media: July 2022

SESP in the Media: July 2022

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

SESP Students, Alumni Win Spencer Fellowships

SESP Students, Alumni Win Spencer Fellowships

Northwestern University’s Jessica Marshall, a doctoral student in the learning sciences program, and two School of Education and Social Policy alumni were among the 35 scholars who received 2022 National Academy of Education/Spencer Dissertation Fellowships.