Educational Psychology

The Washington Post: A popular teaching technique to help elementary students develop emotional and social skills also leads to academic achievement, according to a study released Thursday. In a randomized, controlled trial that examined the technique known as Responsive Classroom, researchers found that children in classrooms where the technique was More

A novel one-hour intervention focused on discussions of social class can significantly narrow the achievement gap between first-generation college students and students who have a least one parent with a college degree, researchers find. The study is forthcoming Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science. The key More

The New York Times: IT’S no secret that tenured professors cause problems in universities. Some choose to rest on their laurels, allowing their productivity to dwindle. Others develop tunnel vision about research, inflicting misery on students who suffer through their classes. Despite these costs, tenure may be a necessary evil More