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Mark Hayward appointed to Institute of Medicine Committee under the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine.

Mark Hayward appointed to Institute of Medicine Committee under the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine.

Mon, Sep 28, 2015

The committee, Accounting for Socioeconomic Status in Medicare Payment Programs will hold their first meeting in October 2015.



David Yeager awarded the Robert B. Cialdini Award for paper published in the Journal of Experimental Psychology

David Yeager awarded the Robert B. Cialdini Award for paper published in the Journal of Experimental Psychology

Wed, Sep 2, 2015

The Cialdini Award recognizes the publication that best explicates social psychological phenomena principally through the use of field research methods and settings and that thereby demonstrates the relevance of the discipline to communities outside of academic social psychology.


Debra Umberson Wins ASA Distinguished Scholar Award

Debra Umberson Wins ASA Distinguished Scholar Award

Wed, Sep 2, 2015

Debra Umberson received the Matilda White Riley Distinguished Scholar Award from the ASA Section on Aging and the Life Course.



Special Announcement from College of Liberal Arts Dean, Randy Diehl

Special Announcement from College of Liberal Arts Dean, Randy Diehl

Fri, Aug 28, 2015

Deb Umberson New Director of Population Research Center


Dr. Dan Powers to serve as member of the Social Sciences and Population Studies A Study Section

Dr. Dan Powers to serve as member of the Social Sciences and Population Studies A Study Section

Fri, Aug 7, 2015

Congratulations to Dr. Daniel Powers who has accepted an invitation from Department of Health and Human Services to serve as a member of the Social Sciences and Population Studies A Study Section, Center for Scientific Review


Angela Duckworth and PRC Researcher David Yeager urge caution in using measures of students' non-cognitive development for accountability in education

Angela Duckworth and PRC Researcher David Yeager urge caution in using measures of students' non-cognitive development for accountability in education

Thu, May 14, 2015

David Yeager and co-author Angela Duckworth report in a new article in Education Researcher on the ways in which non-cognitive measures developed for psychological research can be misapplied in educational policy and practice


Former PRC Trainee Dara Shifrer receives ASA Paper Award

Former PRC Trainee Dara Shifrer receives ASA Paper Award

Wed, Apr 29, 2015

The Awards Committee of the ASA Section on Disability and Society has chosen Dr. Shifrer's paper as the 2015 Outstanding Publication in the Sociology of Disability



David Pedulla receives grant to study labor market placements of disadvantaged groups

Wed, Mar 11, 2015

Project will investigate how employer preferences shape distribution of opportunities to minorities and females.


Leticia Marteleto to chair new IUSSP Scientific Panel

Mon, Mar 9, 2015

The IUSSP Council will establish a panel on Youth and Intergenerational Relations in Developing Countries to run through December 2018


David Yeager awarded grant to promote mindsets about the purpose of schoolwork and assessing academic perserverance

Fri, Feb 27, 2015

The project will measure academic perserverance to aid in student intervention.


David Yeager receives funding to study sociological and contextual persepectives on psychological interventions

Fri, Feb 27, 2015

This study is designed to help practioners understand how psychology and social processes influence adolescent development.


David Yeager awarded grant for the national study of the growth mindset and math teacher survey

Fri, Feb 27, 2015

Grant awarded to produce insights about future application of character interventions.


Cynthia Osborne awarded grant to measure the effectiveness of formal mediation in child protection cases

Fri, Feb 27, 2015

Project will determine whether the use of mediation leads to better outcomes for children in protection cases.


David Pedulla receives grant to study the context of employment scarring

Fri, Feb 27, 2015

Project will investigate how unemployment affects future employment.


Robert Hummer awarded funding for network on life course health, dynamics and disparities in 21st century America

Fri, Feb 27, 2015

This project seeks to create a research network to understand how and why the U.S. is falling behind virtually all comparably developed nations on major indicators of population health



David Yeager receives grant to reduce educational underperformance

Fri, Feb 27, 2015

This project will conduct a mindset experiment, allowing for educational generalizations to be made.


Harel Shapira awarded a grant for to understand how Americans learn about gun use

Fri, Feb 27, 2015

The study examines how Americans teach and learn to use guns.



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