Asian American Students Have Strong Academic Support – But Is It Too Much?

Despite having the strongest academic support from parents, teachers, and friends, second-generation Asian American adolescents benefit much less from these supports than others, finds a study by NYU Steinhardt. The findings, published in the Asian American Journal of Psychology, suggest that support may be experienced as pressure and that stereotyping Asian Americans as high achievers […]

Israeli and U.S. Higher Education Leaders Convene at NYU Steinhardt

Israeli and U.S. higher education leaders met last week at New York University for a three-day meeting to foster a community of purpose among Israeli research universities and colleges. The attendees included eight Israeli university and college presidents, NYU President Andrew Hamilton, and NYU trustee Michael Steinhardt.  The event was led by Ann Marcus, director […]

Can Meditation Help Our Schools? An Interview with Psychologist Joshua Aronson

Joshua Aronson is the director of the Center for Achievement, Research and Evaluation, which is housed in Steinhardt’s Metropolitan Center for Research on Equity and the Transformation of Schools. Aronson creates scalable interventions that schools can use to improve the performance and learning of their students. We spoke to him about the power that meditation […]

Teens with PTSD and Conduct Disorder Have Difficulty Recognizing Facial Expressions

Adolescents with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms are more likely to misidentify sad and angry faces as fearful, while teens with symptoms of conduct disorder tend to interpret sad faces as angry, finds a study led by NYU’s Steinhardt School. “Our findings suggest that exposure to stress and trauma can have acute emotional impacts that […]

Study Finds Students in Ohio’s Online Charter Schools Perform Worse Than Peers in Traditional Schools

Despite dramatic growth in enrollment in online charter schools in Ohio, students are not achieving the same academic success as those in brick-and-mortar charter and public schools, finds a study by NYU Steinhardt and RAND Corporation. “Our research suggests that online schools – in their current form, a largely independent learning experience – are not […]

E-Responder, Developed by the Citizens Crime Commission and NYU Steinhardt, Aims to Stop Real World Violence That Starts Online

Increasingly, real-world violence follows fights started online, where social media amplifies and accelerates conflict. At least 240 shootings and 24 murders began as virtual fights in New York City alone, and more than 700 youth have been indicted using evidence from their social media pages. Through the ongoing work with NYC Cure Violence sites, the […]

“Her Opponent” Restages the 2016 Presidential Debates with Gender-Reversed Casting

Could experiencing Donald Trump through the body of a woman and Hillary Clinton through the body of a man, help people understand their own deeply ingrained gender biases? This was the question behind “Her Opponent,” a gender-reversed, ethnographic restaging of excerpts of the 2016 presidential debates at the Provincetown Playhouse in January. The experimental performance […]