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Psychology and Human Development Archives

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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New faculty: Hao Wu

Nov. 12, 2018—Hao Wu is associate professor of psychology and human development.

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Laurie Cutting, Vanderbilt educational neuroscientist, honored with NIH Merit Award

Oct. 5, 2018—Patricia and Rodes Hart Professor of Special Education Laurie Cutting has received a $3 million NIH Merit Award from the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development.

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Can colorful blocks prep preschoolers for a future in math? This study says yes.

Aug. 27, 2018—Patterning and spatial activities like block play are simple yet powerful activities in which preschoolers develop early math skills, according to a growing body of research by Vanderbilt scholars.

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Six academic leaders honored at Spring Faculty Assembly

Apr. 9, 2018—Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos honored six Vanderbilt academic leaders at the Spring Faculty Assembly with awards recognizing their teaching, research, service and commitment to diversity.

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Research participants needed for infant language development studies

Mar. 2, 2018—The Vanderbilt Language Development Lab is seeking the participation of parents and their infants 11 to 12.5 months of age in studies on language development.

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Mark Seidenberg delivers Educational Neuroscience talk April 6

Feb. 23, 2018—The lecture will focus on the need to look closely at linguistic differences between language used in the home and in schools.

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Noted scholars of giftedness to receive lifetime achievement award

Feb. 7, 2018—Camilla P. Benbow and David Lubinski will receive The International Society for Intelligence Research’s 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award.

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Vanderbilt researchers’ papers among those most cited

Dec. 7, 2017—Eight current faculty members at Vanderbilt have made this year’s list of scientists whose papers have been cited most frequently by other researchers.

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New research identifies best coping strategies for kids

Jul. 20, 2017—A comprehensive new Vanderbilt study published in "Psychological Bulletin" outlines which coping strategies work best.

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Online stress management program for kids with cancer receives funding

Jun. 6, 2017—Psychology professor Bruce Compas has received a grant to develop an online stress management program for kids with cancer.

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Sick kids live longer, but brain function may suffer

May. 16, 2017—Survival rates continue to rise for children living with once-fatal chronic pediatric health conditions, but their survival comes at a cost.

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