• Developing More Effective Test-Based Accountability by Improving Validity Under High-Stakes Conditions
    Purpose Research on test-based accountability has documented a variety of distortions of educational practice that can lead to test score inflation. Specifically, this means that gains in scores on the tests used for accountability can be far larger than the actual gains in student learning they ar... Read More
  • Faculty Affiliate Network
    The Institute maintains a multidisciplinary faculty affiliate network, comprised of New York University scholars in applied psychology, developmental psychology, economics, political science, sociology, public policy, and social work. As a core part of its mission, the Institute supports faculty res... Read More
  • Faculty Publications
    Below is a list of selected recent and forthcoming IHDSC faculty affiliate publications. J. Lawrence Aber North-South Knowledge Sharing on Incentive-based Conditional Cash Transfer Programs. The World Bank 2011 School-based strategies to prevent violence, trauma and psychopathology: T... Read More
  • Faculty Publications
    Below is a list of selected recent and forthcoming IHDSC faculty affiliate publications. Aber North-South Knowledge Sharing on Incentive-based Conditional Cash Transfer Programs. The World Bank 2011 School-based strategies to prevent violence, trauma and psychopathology: The challenge... Read More
  • Faculty Research Projects
    J. Lawrence Aber, Distinguished Professor of Applied Psychology and Public Policy Examining the Effectivness of Scaling Up the First things First Reform Impact Evaluation of the OPEQ Intervention in the DR of Congo Sibhekelela Izingane Zethu (SIZE) Karen Adolph, Prof... Read More
  • How does the environment get into the mind?
    The impact of acute violence and other environmental stressors on cognitive functioning and school performance  Purpose to identify the acute effect of exposure to extreme acts of violence in adolescents’ neighborhoods, in the form of local homicides, on short-term cognitive functioni... Read More
  • How Housing Matters
    Purpose  The principal aim of How Housing Matters for Families with Children is to gain a better understanding of how housing affects the behavioral and emotional development of children from birth to eight years of age who come from low-income families. Low-income families are often faced wit... Read More
  • Research
    The Institute of Human Development and Social Change represents a dynamic collaboration of New York University's Schools of Arts and Science, the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development, and the Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service. The Institute provides support... Read More
  • Risk and Protective Factors for Suicide among Sexual Minority Youth
    Dr. Arnold H. Grossman, Professor of Applied Psychology Department of Applied Psychology, Steinhardt School of Culture, Education,and Human DevelopmentE-mail: arnold.grossman@nyu.eduPhone: 212 998 5615Dr. Grossman’s research focuses on the psychosocial and health aspects of lesbian, gay, bise... Read More
  • School Reform and Beyond
    Purpose This project is one component of the larger School Reform and Beyond (SRB) project. SRB is a multi-site, multi-collaborator project coordinated at the Center for Advancing Research and Solutions for Society (CARSS) at the University of Michigan, is a series of “vertically-integrated&r... Read More
  • Secondary Analysis of Variation in Impacts of Head Start Center
    Purpose The Secondary Analysis of Variation in Impacts of Head Start Center, a cooperative agreement funded by the Office of Planning Research and Evaluation in the Administration for Children and Families within the Department of Health and Human Services, is a collaboration among researchers at t... Read More
  • Seed Grants
    The Call for Applications for Fall 2017 Seed Awards is now available here. IHDSC SEED AWARDSTO SUPPORT INTERDISCIPLINARY RESEARCH The Institute of Human Development and Social Change represents a dynamic collaboration of New York University's Schools of Arts and Science, the Steinhardt School of... Read More
  • Selected Faculty Research Projects
    Abend The Neuroscience of Morality, Love, and Religion: An International Comparison Aber Examining the Effectivness of Scaling Up the First things First Reform OPEQ: Opportunities for Equitable Access to Quality Basic Education in the Democratic Republic of Congo Sibhekelela Izingane Ze... Read More
  • Selected Recent Faculty Publications
    Cappella, E., Hughes, D. L, & McCormick, M. P. (2016). The Hidden Role of Teachers: Child and Classroom Predictors of Change in Interracial Friendships. Journal of Early Adolescence. Epub ahead of print. doi:10.1177/0272431616648454 Chippendale, T., Gentile, P. A., James, M. K., ... Read More
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  • Sibhekelela Izingane Zethu (SIZE)
    The overarching goals of “Sibhekelela izingane zethu (SIZE)” or “We look out for our children” are to generate usable knowledge about how South African children are being affected by the co-occurring adversities caused by household poverty and HIV/AIDS, and to a... Read More
  • The Child Self-Regulation Lab
    Purpose The purpose of the Child Self-Regulation (CSR) lab is to learn about the ways that children regulate their behavior.  Often, success in children is measured solely in terms of academics and standardized test scores.  The CSR lab is also interested in undertanding children's... Read More
  • The Learning Networks, Ecologies and Pathways Project
    Project Overview The Learning Networks, Ecologies and Pathways Project is a multi-method study of variation in behaviors, attitudes, and competencies around digital media and learning among participants in educational initiatives developed by the Institute of Play (IoP) and the HIVE Learning Networ... Read More
  • Understanding the reactions of Black male youth to police
    This project investigates how race and ethnic identity moderates the reaction of youth to the police, and how these effects manifest during middle and late adolescence. We propose to study the psychological and physiological responses of Black males age 14 to 22 to police-related stimuli. We use vid... Read More
  • Working Groups
    The Institute hosts several interdisciplinary Working Groups that allow faculty from different departments and institutions to collaborate on research projects. The goal of the Working Groups is to allow faculty to discuss innovative research initiatives to produce grant proposals and publications.... Read More