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Elizabeth Short is lead author on study about role of language in children’s play

Elizabeth Short, professor of psychological sciences, was lead author of a study about the role of language in children’s play. The study explored how children who have various developmental disabilities (ADHD, autism spectrum disorder, and language delay) played compared to their peers of typical development. Results suggested language delays highlighted...

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Meet Michael King, recipient of the Douglas K Detterman Award for Commitment to Scholarship in the Fields of Intelligence and Cognitive Ability

What is your research focus? My research centers around the cognitive and perceptual factors that influence human performance, such as memory, attention, and learning. My current research is focused on visual search, and how attentional demands affect working memory capacity during search. What are your goals for after grad school? After...

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How Firm Are the Foundations of Mind-Set Theory? Dr. Brooke Macnamara explores the question in her recent publication

Abstract Mind-set refers to people’s beliefs about whether attributes are malleable (growth mind-set) or unchangeable ( fixed mind-set). Proponents of mind-set theory have made bold claims about mind-set’s importance. For example, one’s mind-set is described as having profound effects on one’s motivation and achievements, creating different psychological worlds for people,...

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Learn about our Master’s Degree in Developmental Psychology with an Early Intervention Specialization!

Interested in working in early intervention and pursuing a masters degree? Our state of the art program involves courses and practical training in the field of developmental psychology. In addition, our training model is state-of-the-art in that it is inter-professional in nature, recognizing the need to train across multiple...

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New $1.25 million U.S. Department of Education grant supports training of developmental psychologists and speech language pathologists

A five-year, $1.25 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education to Case Western Reserve University will support students training to help children with developmental and educational needs. “Many children need extra help in their educational journey. Teachers cannot do it alone,” said Elizabeth Short, a professor in the Department...

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