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Educational psychology study shows spirituality, not religion, is critical to black women's well-being

Sep. 25, 2014

New research by doctoral student Tamilia D. Reed and educational psychology professor Helen A. Neville indicates that spirituality, rather than religiosity, may be the element that is critical to black American women’s life satisfaction and mental health. Read more...

Professor Robinson-Cimpian's study suggests 'mischievous responders' can skew data, public policy

May 15, 2014

“Mischievous responders” intentionally provide inaccurate answers on anonymous surveys, according to research by assistant professor Joseph Robinson-Cimpian, who teaches quantitative and evaluative research methodologies in the Department of Educational Psychology. Though the problem is widespread and can mislead research findings, Robinson-Cimpian’s data analysis may help minimize the impact of the responders’ false and often flippant answers. Read more...

Research by professor, team reveals sexual violence in school occurs early on

Apr. 18, 2014

High number of middle school students experience sexual violence Read more...

Professor’s work focuses on improving U.S. schools via European methods

Jan. 23, 2014

The National Education Policy Center (NEPC) highlighted some of the research conducted by College of Education at Illinois faculty member Katherine Ryan, in regard to school evaluation models that are being instituted in Western Europe. Read more...

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A Minute With: Professor Dorothy Espelage on workplace bullying

Nov. 18, 2013

NOVEMBER 11, 2013, ILLINOIS NEWS BUREAU, CHAMPAIGN, Ill. – Recently, Miami Dolphins player Jonathan Martin left the team in response to alleged maltreatment by teammate Richie Incognito and the event has sparked controversy about bullying in professional sports. Educational psychologist Dorothy Espelage recently led a study that examined factors predictive of workplace bullying. Espelage discussed her work in an interview with New Bureau editor Sharita Forrest. Espelage is the Edward William Gutgsell and Jane Marr Gutgsell Endowed Professor of child development in the Department of Educational Psychology at the University of Illinois. Read more...

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Principles of love guide life of ambitious Educational Psychology student

Nov. 15, 2013

Love and be loved. These four simple words embody the philosophy that Milo Dodson strives to live by. Originally from Covina, Ca., Dodson expresses the importance of giving compassion and encouraging others to receive it as well. He recently completed his doctoral work in Counseling Psychology at the University of Illinois. Read more...

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Study finds poor social and communication skills linked to peer rejection, bullying

Nov. 1, 2013

OCTOBER 30, 2013, ILLINOIS NEWS BUREAU, CHAMPAIGN, Ill., Sharita Forrest – Poor social and communication skills heighten risks of peer rejection and bullying involvement for students with disabilities, according to a new study co-authoredbyDorothy Espelage, professor of Child Development, and university alumni Chad A. Rose andAnjali Forber-Pratt. Read more...

More than half of students surveyed experienced sexual coercion

Oct. 23, 2013

OCTOBER 23, 3013, ILLINOIS NEWS BUREAU, CHAMPAIGN, Ill., Sharita Forrest — More than half of young women in high school or college have experienced at least one incident of sexual coercion, according to a new study by Bryana H. French (Ph.D. EdPsy '10, M.A. EdPsy '06) and Helen A. Neville, a professor of Educational Psychology and African American Studies. Read more...

Two education professors named as Illinois Gutgsell professors

Oct. 18, 2013

Drs. Dorothy Espelage and Debra Bragg have been appointed as Edward William Gutgsell and Jane Marr Gutgsell Endowed Professors by the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The College now holds four of the 16 endowed professorships. Read more...

U of I team, including two from Education, leads $2M NSF study on best practices for STEM education reform

Sep. 27, 2013

U of I physicist and chair of Educational Psychology José Mestre is the principal investigator on a new study at that will seek to provide U.S. higher education institutions with a model of best practices and methods to reform gateway STEM courses offered in the first two years of study. Jennifer Greene, professor of Educational Psychology and evaluation expert, is a co-principal investigator. Read more...

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