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New Immigrants, New Research Opportunities

Immigrant study participants can expose the limitations of “universal” theories that are based exclusively on data from small, homogenous groups, says David Rollock. And immigrants who don’t fit into established ethnic or religious categories spur scientists to refine outdated measures and methodologies. Rollock, along with APS Fellow Gilad Chen, Belinda Campos, Carola Suárez-Orozco, and Hirokazu Yoshikawa, participates in a cross-cutting theme program on immigration. ... More>


An ‘income-achievement’ gap within kids’ brain structures


Online ‘Mindset’ Interventions Help Students Do Better in School

Brief web-based interventions with high school students can produce big results in their schoolwork and their appreciation of a positive, purposeful mindset. ... More>


Students’ Family Income Linked With Brain Anatomy, Academic Achievement

Researchers discover a new dimension to the so-called “achievement gap,” finding specific differences in cortical thickness in the brains of higher-income and lower-income students. ... More>