Friday, April 7, 2017 - 4:00pm
Linderman Library, Room 200
Co-hosted by Department of Psychology, Department of Education and Human Services
Dr. Josh Aronson , New York University
"A More Elevating Approach to Education"
April 7, 2017
4:00 – 5:30 PM
Lindermann, Rm. 200
Few social problems loom as large as how to educate poor and minority children, whose achievement continues to lag significantly and behind their wealthier counterparts because of both structural and psychological barriers. In this talk I present research from psychology experiments and case studies of successful American schools, which point to a sensible way forward and suggest concrete steps any school can take to improve the development of their children. Social psychology experiments validate many of the things the best schools do, and the best schools illustrate elegant—and elevating—ways that social psychology can be applied in schools.
Sponsors: Martin Luther King Jr. Committee, Social Justice Scholars, and Cognitive Science Program