Mar. 20, 2014—Harry Potter was the theme of a unique undergraduate psychology class taught by two Vanderbilt professors in Oxford, England over spring break, March 1-9.
Dec. 20, 2013—The animated characters in your preschooler’s favorite TV show invite her to interact, play and learn. But is she learning? Only a little, according to a Vanderbilt study.
VUCast: An undergrad’s research to boost learning apps; hear amazing talent in a student recording studio
May. 2, 2013—See how an undergrad’s research is boosting learning apps Hear amazing talent inside a student-run music studio Commencement Countdown! See what’s special It’s all in this week’s VUCast – watch now.
Mar. 29, 2013—Young children—even toddlers—are spending more and more time with digital technology. What will it mean for their development? Georgene Troseth, associate professor of psychology, has studied how toddlers interact with screens and is quoted.
Mar. 1, 2013—Two Vanderbilt professors are teaching a psychology class, Harry Potter: Child Development and Children's Literature, in Oxford, England, over spring break.
Jan. 1, 2012—Devin Bender, a support specialist in the emergency department; Melinda Caudill, a medical technologist in the Virology Laboratory; and Katie Gentry, a child life specialist, each have received the Credo Award, given to staff and faculty who exemplify Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s standards for service and all-around professionalism. Colin Dayan, the Robert Penn Warren Professor...
Dec. 9, 2011—This Week on VUCast, Vanderbilt’s weekly newscast highlighting research, experts, students, sports and everything Vanderbilt: Do little kids learn from “educational” videos? New research gives answers. Why a Vanderbilt expert says the new Wal-Mart sex discrimination lawsuits will fail. Meet this year’s Commencement weekend speaker.
Dec. 8, 2011—In a first-of-its-kind study, children showed significant gains in vocabulary and comprehension when parents asked them questions about the content, rather than simply parking them in front of the screen.
Dec. 7, 2011—Children learn more from television when parents interact with them similarly to book reading.
Nov. 10, 2010—New research from Vanderbilt University and the University of Virginia finds that infants learn little to nothing from popular educational videos and learn the most from face-to-face interactions with their parents and other familiar figures.