Applied Psych Study Added to National Database of Effective Interventions

A widely cited educational intervention developed by Steinhardt’s Joshua Aronson has been added to the Department of Education’s What Works Clearinghouse, a resource for informed education decision-making. In order for research to be added to the What Works Clearinghouse, it must be nominated for inclusion, which usually happens when a study is widely cited. It […]

Strong High School Academics, Declaring STEM Major Early Give College Students the Greatest Boost in Likelihood of STEM Degree Completion

A study by NYU Steinhardt’s Center for Research on Higher Education Outcomes examines the factors that contribute to college students majoring and earning degrees in a science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM) field. Published in the Journal of College Student Retention, the research highlights the importance of high school academics and declaring a STEM major […]

“Making Waves: Policing Race” with Charlton McIlwain – March 1

NYUs Steinhardt will host “Making Waves: Policing Race,” a conversation on race, surveillance technology, and policing in the United States. Moderated by Charlton McIlwain, associate professor of media, culture, and communication at NYU Steinhardt, the discussion will address equality in America’s criminal justice system, including how the increased use of surveillance technology promotes racial bias and […]

Steinhardt Study Finds Public Pre-K Boosted Test Taking for Gifted and Talented Programs

Attending public preschool is linked to an increase in students taking the admissions test for gifted and talented programs, reducing the disparity in test taking between disadvantaged students and their peers, finds a study of New York City students by NYU Steinhardt researchers. The findings, published in the current issue of Educational Researcher, suggest that […]

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 […]

Fighting Hate with Love: A Q&A with Niobe Way

Niobe Way, professor of applied psychology, studies the intersections of culture, context, and human development. In 2013, Way, Carol Gilligan, and Pedro Noguera founded the Project for the Advancement of our Common Humanity (PACH), a think-and-do tank at NYU that draws from the science of human connection to reveal what lies are the root of our […]