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  • Gaming and the Brain Take Center Stage at Steinhardt 125th Anniversary Event
    Jan Plass, an expert in game-based learning, and Daphne Bavelier, professor of psychology and educational sciences at the University of Geneva, discussed video games as tools for learning and brain-strengthening at Making Waves: Your Brain on Video Games,” a special lecture hosted by NYU Steinhardt in commemoration of its 125th anniversary. At the event, the researchers discussed state-of-the art applications of gaming skills [...] (Read Story)
  • Applied Psychology Researchers Study Media for Social Change
    Finding new ways to solve conflict amongst and between groups is an important part of providing a more stable social and political environment — and entertainment media may play a role in fostering these positive relationships. Using a field experiment in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Rezarta Bilali, an assistant professor in applied psychology at [...] (Read Story)
  • Steinhardt Spotlights Women on ‘Hit Like a Girl Day of Percussion,’ 2/13
    Grammy-Award winner Terri Lyne Carrington and SNL percussionist Valarie Naranjo will be among the leading artists conducting performances and workshops at the NYU/KoSA/Hit Like a Girl Day of Percussion, devoted this year exclusively to female performers. The annual event, which is free and open to the public, will take place Saturday, February 13th from 11:30 [...] (Read Story)