Educational Psychology News

Census Update Discovery Minute

Feb. 23, 2018

Germine Awad discusses both the ramifications of classifying people of Middle Eastern or North African (MENA) descent as white on the U.S. Census form and the necessity of giving them their own designation.

How Self-Compassion Can Make Valentine’s Day Extra Sweet

Feb. 13, 2018

Kristen Neff recommends that people also give themselves validation and appreciation verbally. A person can say to themselves, aloud, “I’m here for you. I care about you,” and meet that need for themselves.

Is Valentine’s Day for Men?

Feb. 13, 2018

Valentine’s Day is a day for romance, a day to celebrate love and affection. But are men really that into it?

Aaron Rochlen: A Positive and Refined Masculinity

Feb. 12, 2018

NFL-produced advertisement loosens up the playbook of masculinity

Germine Awad: How Trump’s Comments May Actually Help Race Relations in the U.S.

Aug. 18, 2017

President Donald Trump’s slowness to condemn the violence in Charlottesville, Va., and then subsequent comments where he stated there was blame on both sides, produced outrage—and rightly so.

Joshua Childs and James Pustejovsky Named 2017 Greater Texas Foundation Fellows

Aug. 17, 2017

Both professors have been awarded $30,000 per year for three years to support their research which aligns with the post-secondary preparation goals of the Greater Texas Foundation.

Kevin Cokley: On Race, America Cannot Look to Trump For Moral Leadership

Aug. 14, 2017

Educational Psychology Professor Cokley discusses Trump's response to Charlottesville protests

Alumna Jackie Caemmerer Selected for John B. Carroll Award for Research Methodology

Aug. 14, 2017

Caemmerer was selected for her research paper title Beyond Individual Tests: A Cross-Battery IQ Model

Kevin Cokley: Australian woman's death reveals the human toll of a police shooting

July 26, 2017

The death of Justine Damond is another tragic incident in what seems to be a never-ending cycle of senseless, fatal police shootings in the United States.

Germine Awad: How Disney Blew a Huge Opportunity While Casting Aladdin

July 21, 2017

Disney's casting of Naomi Scott to play Princess Jasmine missed an opportunity to supportively portray middle eastern women in Hollywood.