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Education and Psychology

Gifted kids turn 50: Most successful followed heart, not just head

Apr. 23, 2019—New findings from an ongoing 45-year Vanderbilt study reveal that patterns found in test scores and a psychological assessment measuring the personal values of nearly 700 intellectually gifted adolescents were highly predictive of the distinct fields of eminence they would occupy by age 50.

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Disability is not a dirty word; ‘handi-capable’ should be retired

Apr. 23, 2019—Disability identity advocates say euphemisms for the word 'disability' diminish and erase disability from the picture.

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Vanderbilt scholars are working to align higher ed policy with 21st century needs

Apr. 3, 2019—Some of the leading efforts to understand the changing nature of public higher education, and implement policies to address those shifts, are being directed by Peabody faculty and alumni.

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Vanderbilt faculty featured at AERA annual meeting

Mar. 27, 2019—Vanderbilt education researchers will present their work at the American Educational Research Association’s annual meeting in Toronto April 5–9.

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Tennessee Educator Survey launches statewide

Mar. 7, 2019—This year’s survey, open from March 5 to April 19, 2019, includes topics such as educator evaluations, school climate and professional learning.

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Researcher shares largest neuroimaging dataset on math development

Mar. 5, 2019—Vanderbilt neuroscientist James R. Booth is making available the largest known neuroimaging dataset on math development. His goal is to support the work of other researchers working to understand how arithmetic skills develop in childhood.

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Cultural responsiveness is key to classroom management

Feb. 26, 2019—A new book by H. Richard Milner IV is a practical guide for teachers serving the needs of a wide array of learners

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In Tennessee, principal quality is not distributed equally across schools

Jan. 31, 2019—A new research brief from the Tennessee Education Research Alliance finds that principal quality varies greatly from school to school in Tennessee and effective principals are not distributed equally in schools across the state.

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Findings on eye-signal blending re-examine Nobel-winning research

Jan. 17, 2019—Knowing which neurons are involved in the eye signal blending process also opens the door to targeted brain therapies that reach well beyond eye patches.

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Labels like ‘Asian fail’ and ‘Black genius’ are no joke for STEM students of color: report

Jan. 14, 2019—Vanderbilt professor Ebony O. McGee studied the collegiate experiences and academic and career decisions of 61 Black, Latinx and Asian advanced undergraduate STEM college students.

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Team finds how error and reward signals are organized within cerebral cortex

Jan. 14, 2019—Psychiatrists diagnose people with schizophrenia, ADHD, bipolar disorder and other mental illnesses by spending time with them, looking for the particular behavior symptoms of each. What follows can be a hit-or-miss series of medications and dosages until disruptive behaviors go away. By deciphering the circuitry of the medial frontal cortex – an area beneath the...

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Special education researchers highlight moderator analysis in ‘Exceptional Children’ special issue

Jan. 9, 2019—Peabody College's Douglas Fuchs and Lynn Fuchs served as guest editors of the January issue of "Exceptional Children."

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