Using data from multiple national studies, Dr. Davis-Kean and colleagues find that early domain-specific self-concept predicts later math and reading achievement. More information on this study in the current issue of Child Development can be found here: http://ns.umich.edu/new/releases/25091-belief-in-one-s-abilities-early-in-life-predicts-math-reading-achievement-later-on
Dr. Davis-Kean and Lauren Tighe traveled to Vilnius, Lithuania to present at the 24th Biennial Meeting of the International Society for the Study of Behavioral Development.
We are proud to announce that Nick Waters will be joining the newest cohort of PhD students in the Developmental Psychology program at the University of Michigan this fall. Congrats, Nick!
An article written by Dr. Tang on the importance of parent-child conversations and positive interactions was featured in TIME magazine’s Motto section: http://motto.time.com/4321529/mother-child-relationship-success/
Dr. Tang moderated the community panel, “Challenges and successes in community efforts to close the opportunity gap – voices from the field,” at the HighScope International Conference 2016 Research Symposium. This research symposium, “Closing the Opportunity Gap,” focused on research and community efforts in promoting children’s language-rich environments. For more information, please visit: http://www.highscope.org/content.asp?contentid=925
Abbey Williams was selected by the University of Michigan to receive the Holmes Award. Congrats, Abbey!
A blog post written by Dr. Davis-Kean and colleagues on the importance of interdisciplinary research collaborations appeared on SRA’s website: http://www.s-r-a.org/announcements/online-newsletter/2015-03-31-peek-future-our-science-we-are-all-together
In a highly competitive nomination process, Abbey Williams was selected by UM’s Psychology Department as the student who they put forward for the nomination for the Rackham Debt Management Award. Congrats, Abbey!
Lauren Tighe received an honorable mention from the Ford Foundation for her grant proposal examining the influence of parent educational attainment on the achievement of children from families living in poverty. Great job, Lauren!
Dr. Davis-Kean will give a talk entitled, “Population, Neuroscience, and Genetics: How do we Model the Complexity of Human Development?” on Monday, March 30, 3:30 – 5:00 at the Institute for Social Research. This talk will overview a project that is being designed at ISR to examine the transaction of brain, biology, and behavior. For more information, please visit: http://biosocialmethods.isr.umich.edu/pamela-davis-kean-population-neuroscience-genetics/