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Education and Psychology

Vanderbilt among founders of EdPrepLab, new teacher and principal preparation initiative

Jun. 21, 2019—Vanderbilt University is among 15 institutions in the country to serve as a founding program partner of the Educator Preparation Laboratory (EdPrepLab),a new initiative by the Learning Policy Institute and Bank Street Graduate School of Education. EdPrepLab is intended to help educator preparation programs ensure that new teachers and leaders enter the classroom able to provide...

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Black men in same sex relationships seek church, internet, for support

Jun. 21, 2019—According to research by sociologist Sandra L. Barnes, many black men in same-sex relationships seek the church and online groups for spiritual support.

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Vanderbilt neuroscientists, art museum collaborate on NEA-funded visual cognition research

May. 17, 2019—Vanderbilt neuroscientists Isabel Gauthier and Thomas Palmeri will collaborate with a Buffalo, New York, art gallery on a two-year project that recently earned a National Endowment for the Arts Research: Art Works program award.

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Gordon Logan elected to National Academy of Sciences

May. 9, 2019—Gordon Logan, Centennial Professor of Psychology, has been elected a foreign associate of the prestigious National Academy of Sciences in recognition of his distinguished and continuing achievements in original research.

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Pre-college advising programs improve numbers of marginalized students going to college

May. 1, 2019—A new Vanderbilt study finds that a pre-college advising program in high schools increases community college enrollment for Hispanic students of all income levels and low-income students in general. The paper is published in the "Journal of Policy Analysis and Management."

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Vanderbilt faculty earn awards at AERA annual meeting in Toronto

Apr. 26, 2019—The conference is the world’s largest gathering of education scholars and a showcase for groundbreaking, innovative research.

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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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