Educational Psychology News

The Surprising Ingredient Your New Year’s Resolution Needs to Succeed

Dec. 31, 2015

"Do you want an inner ally or an inner enemy when you face life's challenges?" Kristin Neff, an associate professor at the University of Texas at Austin, asks.

Cokley: Harvard gathering discusses mental health issues facing minority students

Nov. 16, 2015

Students, alumni, and mental health professionals gathered to discuss the unique mental health struggles that can affect minority students in a “lunch and learn” session.

Cawthon: How to reduce the testing burden on Texas students

Nov. 6, 2015

Tests need to be purposeful and provide substantive, meaningful information to teachers and parents about how to best support their students.

Bentley-Edwards: Cell phones as a tool for social justice

Nov. 6, 2015

When people witness a police incident that seems wrong, video recording from a safe distance and sharing with social networks or apps provides a platform for advocacy for disenfranchised people.

Awad: Motherhood myths and postpartum depression

Oct. 26, 2015

Hayden Panettiere recently checked herself into a facility to get treatment for postpartum depression. And last week, Drew Barrymore revealed that she faced the same illness after the birth of her second daughter.

Bentley-Edwards: The Preschool to Prison Pipeline

Oct. 14, 2015

Keisha Bentley-Edwards is an assistant professor in the Department of Educational Psychology, Human Development & Culture and Learning Sciences.

Deconstructing Depression

July 1, 2015

Depression isn’t the same for everyone – the way you experience it can vary according to your age, gender, and life circumstances.

Therapeutic Adventure Intervention

July 1, 2014

David Scheinfeld is a doctoral student who’s using his research and practice as well as his “9-5” job at Outward Bound for Veterans to help returning service members and veterans adapt to life at home.