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Education and Psychology

Vanderbilt increases presence in Edu-Scholar rankings

Jan. 9, 2019—Vanderbilt University has increased its presence in "Education Week’s" annual listing of the most influential public scholars in education.

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Stress and trauma in earliest years linked to reduced hippocampal volume in adolescence

Dec. 19, 2018—There may be a "sensitive period" in which stress is more likely to affect brain development in adolescence, according to Kathryn L. Humphreys, assistant professor of psychology at Vanderbilt and lead author of a new study.

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Immigrant children in ‘tender age shelters’ at risk for psychological disorders

Dec. 19, 2018—The practice of separating immigrant children from their parents is very likely to lead to negative effects on emotional and mental health in adolescence.

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Ansari to deliver educational neuroscience talk Jan. 16

Dec. 14, 2018—Ansari will challenge the common assumption that symbols for numbers acquire their meaning by being mapped onto the pre-existing, phylogenetically ancient system for the approximate representation of non-symbolic numbers.

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Policies for Action Research Hub at Vanderbilt created

Dec. 14, 2018—Vanderbilt School of Medicine and Peabody College have established a transinstitutional Policies for Action Research Hub to better understand and develop recommendations to address the needs of some of Tennessee’s most vulnerable children, including those in immigrant families and with prenatal exposure to opioids.

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Reading curriculum for immigrant children funded by Spencer Foundation

Nov. 30, 2018—Vanderbilt is developing an instructional approach that leverages students’ first language to comprehend English language texts more effectively.

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Vanderbilt KidTalk begins clinical trial on intervention for young children with language delays

Nov. 30, 2018—Vanderbilt will conduct a clinical trial of an intervention for young children with language delays in an NIDCD study.

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Report: Racial isolation affects TN Black teachers’ turnover rates

Nov. 29, 2018—A Vanderbilt study finds that teachers of color are more likely to transfer schools than White teachers, especially when they are racially isolated.

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SAILS math remediation eliminated students’ delay in entering college-level courses; did not increase math achievement

Nov. 20, 2018—Researchers evaluated Tennessee's online course that students complete during high school to avoid taking remedial math in college.

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Vanderbilt research hub to examine issues faced by children at risk for poor health, education outcomes

Nov. 15, 2018—Vanderbilt researchers will establish a new research hub to better understand the needs of some of some of Tennessee’s most vulnerable children.

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Career and technical education is focus of $5M research network

Nov. 15, 2018—Vanderbilt's Shaun M. Dougherty will help lead the Career and Technical Education Research Network, a new IES-funded research project.

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Why does it take humans so long to mature compared to other animals? Look to your neurons!

Oct. 30, 2018—How long humans and other warm-blooded animals live—and when they reach sexual maturity—may have more to do with neurons in their cortex than body size or mass, according to new research by Associate Professor of Psychology Suzana Herculano-Houzel.

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