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14 Dec 2017    By Troy Fedderson | University Communication

Swearer: Social media not best avenue to deal with bullying

A Nebraska-based national expert on the topic said parents seeking to help children being bullied should consider other resources before turning to social media.

Susan Swearer, Willa Cather Distinguished Professor of Educational Psychology at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln, said the array of reactions to the viral video of 11-year-old Keaton Jones recounting his bullying experience is an example of how social media can do more harm that good.

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27 Nov 2017    

'Prodigies of the Prairie' offers tips on raising talented kids

Parents want their children to succeed. Particularly if their child has the potential to become the next Taylor Swift (12 when she wrote her first song), Michael Phelps (15 when he first swam in the Olympics) or LeBron James (18 when he was drafted by the NBA). Educational psychologist Kenneth Kiewra believes parents are the key to transforming children with aptitude into champions.

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22 Nov 2017    

Bruning named prestigious AAAS Fellow

Roger Bruning, Velma Warren Hodder professor of educational psychology, is one of four University of Nebraska–Lincoln professors announced today as fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the largest general scientific society in the world.

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20 Nov 2017    

International Seed Grant proposals due Dec. 18

Through a generous donor grant, CEHS has funds available to enhance instruction and research through attention to international work and issues. Proposals are being solicited from faculty and staff to support coursework that includes international perspectives, research/creative work that includes an international component, or professional development activities and environmental improvements that will promote our international goals.

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25 Aug 2017    

Buros/ETS Lecture Series continues Monday, Aug. 28

On Monday, August 28, 2017, the Buros/ETS Lecture series presents: “(How) Can Educational Assessment Help Address Big Educational Challenges?” with Dr. Joanna Gorin, ETS vice president for research, at 2:15-3:15 p.m. in Teachers College Room 112. Reception to follow in the Buros Library.

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Professor Ken Kiewra and doctoral students Linlin Luo and Abe Flanigan

18 Aug 2017    By Brad Stauffer

International seed grant sprouts research and cultural exchange

Educational Psychology professor Ken Kiewra and doctoral students Linlin Luo and Abe Flanigan shared their research internationally this summer thanks to a CEHS international seed grant and additional financial support from the Department of Educational Psychology. Traveling to Freiburg, Germany, the trio made six research presentations at the University of Freiburg, participated in classes and planned research with world-renowned educational psychologist Alexander Renkl and two of his doctoral students.

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Alyssa Bischman and Chrissy Richardson

08 Aug 2017    By Leslie Reed | University Communication

Boys and porn: Researchers find age of first exposure linked to sexist attitudes

The age when boys first see pornography may help explain why some young men become playboys and others seek power over women, according to new psychological research from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

The Nebraska study, based upon a survey of 330 undergraduate men ages 17 to 54, was a first look at whether the age at which boys first viewed pornography shaped their attitudes about masculinity and sexuality.

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2017 BRNET Think Tank

28 Jul 2017    

Bullying Think Tank hosted by Bullying Research Network

The Bullying Research Network (BRNET) is hosting its seventh annual Think Tank July 27 and 28 in Seattle, Washington. Sue Swearer, Willa Cather Professor of Educational Psychology in the College of Education and Human Sciences, is co-director of BRNET and helped found the international organization.

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Michelle Maas, CEHS Staff Star Award recipient.

12 May 2017    

Maas named CEHS Staff Star Award recipient

Michelle Maas, research project assistant in the Department of Educational Psychology, has been named a CEHS Staff Star Award recipient. CEHS Staff Council President Nancy McConkey made the announcement and presentation in February.

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Amanda Moen and Sue Sheridan

09 May 2017    By Duane Retzlaff | Buffett Early Childhood Institute

Inaugural Buffett Scholars end year with symposium

The inaugural class of the Buffett Institute Graduate Scholars program presented its research at a symposium last week in Omaha. The 2016-17 Buffett Scholars, University of Nebraska doctoral students Jon Cavanaugh (University of Nebraska-Omaha), Abbey Gregg (University of Nebraska Medical Center), and Amanda Moen (University of Nebraska–Lincoln), along with their faculty mentors, shared their findings and described the implications for the early childhood field.

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