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Professor helps identify 'Goldilocks effect' of reclassification of high school English language learners

Nov. 12, 2014

The results of a new study by Professor Joseph P. Robinson-Cimpian and Karen D. Thompson of Oregon State University indicate that high school students may sink rather than swim if it is too easy to exit English-learner status. Read more...

Ed Psych professor Dorothy Espelage leads research for social sensing game that detects classroom bullies

Nov. 4, 2014

Professor Dorothy Espelage of the Department of Educational Psychology has led the research for a social sensing game that detects classroom bullies and helps scholars better understand peer aggression, whether it occurs in person or online. Read more...

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...

College's Counseling Psychology Program rated fourth in nation by CounselingPsychology.org

Sep. 11, 2014

The Counseling Psychology Program (CPP) in the Department of Educational Psychology was ranked No. 4 on CounselingPsychology.org’s “Top Psy.D. & Ph.D.” list. The data and ranking methodology relied on published surveys, exam scores, and other school and career information gathered through sources such as the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the American Psychological Association, and the Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards. 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...

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