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Congratulations Dr. Brito! – named Rising Star by Association for Psychological Science

The Association for Psychological Science (APS) has named Natalie Brito, assistant professor in Steinhardt’s Department of Applied Psychology, an APS Rising Star.  The Rising Star designation recognizes outstanding psychological scientists in the earliest stages of their research career whose innovative work has advanced the field and signals potential for continued contribution.  Brito investigates how social and cultural contexts (poverty and multilingualism) shape…
March 2, 2018
Child DevelopmentResearch Methods

How a Focus on Rich Educated People Skews Brain Studies

In 1986, the social psychologist David Sears warned his colleagues that their habit of almost exclusively studying college students was producing a strange and skewed portrait of human nature. He was neither the first to make that critique, nor the last: Decades later, other psychologists noted that social sciences tended to focus on people from WEIRD societies—that is, Western, educated, industrialized, rich, and democratic.…
October 12, 2016