Illinois' top-ranked Educational Psychology program offers a stimulating, research-oriented graduate experience. Our faculty members are widely recognized leaders for their innovative, cutting-edge research in a broad spectrum of specialty areas. Here are some of the publications that have come out of our research recently:

Developmental Sciences

Chris Napolitano

Dr. Chris Napolitano

Michelle Perry

Dr. Michelle Perry

Counseling Psychology

James Rounds

Dr. James Rounds

Cognitive Science of Teaching & Learning (CSTL)

Dr. Jennifer Cromley

Dr. Jennifer Cromley

Jose Mestre Dr. Jose Mestre 
Kiel Christianson Dr. Kiel Christianson

Mike Tissenbaum

Dr. Michael Tissenbaum

Nigel Bosch Dr. Nigel Bosch 
Dan Morrow Dr. Dan Morrow

H. Chad Lane

Dr. H. Chad Lane

Michelle Perry

Dr. Michelle Perry


Justin Kern

Dr. Justin Kern

Ge Jiang Photo

Dr. Ge Gabriella Jiang

Jinming Zhang

Dr. Jinming Zhang

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Social-Emotional Learning Program to Reduce Bullying, Fighting, and Victimization Among Middle School Students With Disabilities
Dorothy Espelage, Chad Rose, & Josh PolaninHammill Institute on Disabilities
DOI: 10.1177/0741932514564564

In this randomized clinical trial, students with disabilities who received three years of a social emotional learning (SEL) middle school curriculum demonstrated decreases in bully perpetration in comparison to students with disabilities who did not receive the curriculum.  SEL should be given to all students in middle schools.