Educational Psychology News

For Valentine’s Day, Try Being Nice to Yourself

Feb. 14, 2019

In an Interview with the New York Times, Educational Psychology Associate Professor Kristin Neff recommends being kind to ourselves this Valentine's Day.

Christopher McCarthy: Teacher strikes target salaries, but promoting wellness and fighting stress are the real issues

Feb. 14, 2019

Professor Chris McCarthy explains that "if we really want the best educational environment for our students, we need more investment in the occupational health of teachers," in a recent op-ed for The Hill.

Ricardo Ainslie Receives Lifetime Achievement Award from NMCS

Jan. 29, 2019

Educational Psychology Professor Ricardo Ainslie has been selected to receive the inaugural Lifetime Achievement Award from NMCS for 25 years of service in Texas and Mexico communities.

Doctoral Student Named a Health Policy Research Scholar

Jan. 18, 2019

Counseling Psychology doctoral student Andrew Arriaga will work to build healthier and more equitable communities as a Health Policy Research Scholar.

College of Education Faculty Receive $150,000 in Grants from New Associate Professor Experimental

Jan. 4, 2019

Associate Professors Delida Sanchez and Sarah Powell have received a combined $150,000 in fundings for upcoming interdisciplinary research

Stephanie Cawthon: Deaf-friendly Starbucks — more stores should follow in their steps

Nov. 3, 2018

Educational Psychology Professor Stephanie Cawthon explains that "deaf people have unique experiences and perspectives that can benefit and be of value to an inclusive, hearing-dominant society" in an op-ed for The Hill.

Christopher Brown: We Need to Make Kindergarten Engaging Again

Nov. 27, 2018

Professor Christopher Brown discusses how highly regimented kindergarten is diminishing children's sense of wonder in an op-ed for Psychology Today.

College of Education Faculty and Student Projects Win President’s Awards for Global Learning

Nov. 13, 2018

College of Education faculty and student part of the winning teams for the Africa, East Asia, and Latin American regions of the President's Award for Global Learning.​

Vietnam War Veterans Share Their Stories with Professor Ricardo Ainslie in New Film

Nov. 12, 2018

For more than 10 years, Ricardo Ainslie has been interviewing seven Vietnam War veterans from Central Texas to better understand their lives before, during, and long after the war.

Three College Faculty Among Teams Selected for President’s Award for Global Learning

Oct. 18, 2018

Two faculty members from the College of Education, Kevin Cokley and Soyoung Park, are part of the winning teams for the Africa and East Asia regions of the President's Award for Global Learning.

Kristin Neff: Why Women Need Fierce Self-Compassion

Oct. 17, 2018

In an op-ed for UC Berkeley's Greater Good Magazine, Kristin Neff explains why women need to express both the tender and fierce sides of self-compassion.

Norian Caporale-Berkowitz: How Peer Coaching Can Make Work Less Lonely

Oct. 12, 2018

Counseling psychology doctoral student Norian Caporale-Berkowitz explains how peer coaching can positively impact the workplace.

Kristin Neff Discusses the Power of Self-Compassion in the Harvard Business Review

Oct. 2, 2018

Associate Professor Kristin Neff discusses how self-compassion can help cultivate and enhance motivation and feelings of authenticity.

Kristin Neff Discusses the Yin and Yang of Self-Compassion in The New York Times

Sept. 28, 2018

Educational Psychology Associate Professor Kristin Neff shares ways that survivors of assault can practice self-compassion in light of the Kavanaugh-Blasey testimonies.

Two Educational Psychology Professors Finalists for President’s Award for Global Learning

Sept. 27, 2018

Ricardo Ainslie and Kevin Cokley are both part of finalist teams for the inaugural year of the President's Award for Global Learning.

Educational Psychology Alumni Co-Author Book to Help Parents Manage Their Children’s Digital World

Sept. 27, 2018

Educational Psychology alumni Mike Brooks, Ph.D '99, and Jon Lasser, Ph.D. '99 have co-authored a book that helps parents find a balance between technology and families.

Educational Psychology New Faculty 2018

Sept. 12, 2018

This year, the Department of Educational Psychology is joined by Seung Choi, David Klingbeil, and Katie Muenks.