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Janet Rosenzweig to speak as part of HHD Distinguished Alumni Speaker Series and fifth annual Child Maltreatment Solutions Network Awareness event
An expert in analyzing and defining child well-being, Janet Rosenzweig, executive director of the American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children, will present "Is It Well With The Children?" in which she will outline her findings on preventing maltreatment and promoting well-being.
Jennie Noll and other CSC faculty affiliates awarded $7.7 millioin NIH award to establish the Center for Healthy Children
Roughly 2 million children experience maltreatment each year in the United States and face the possibility of a lifetime of mental, emotional, behavioral and physical health difficulties.
Janet van Hell and colleague publish neurocognitive research results
Our brains process foreign-accented speech with better real-time accuracy if we can identify the accent we hear, according to a team of neurolinguists.
Fourth Annual Central PA Workshop on Evidence-Based Mental Health Services
The Child Study Center and the Psychological Clinic at The Pennsylvania State University, and the State College Area School District present the Fourth Annual Central PA Workshop on Evidence-Based Mental Health Services.
The TIES Summer Institute
The Training Interdisciplinary Educational Scientists (TIES) Fellowship & The Child Study Center at The Pennsylvania State University present The TIES Summer Institute.
Suzy Scherf's research shows no effect of biological sex on the part of the observer in facial recognition
Despite conventional wisdom that suggests women are better than men at facial recognition, Penn State psychologists found no difference between men and women in their ability to recognize faces and categorize facial expressions.
Rick Gilmore discusses data sharing and study reproducibility in Penn State News
Criticism that researchers in the psychological and brain sciences are failing to reproduce studies — a key step in the scientific method — may have more to do with the complexity of managing data, rather than an attempt to hide methods and results, according to researchers.
Diana Fishbein and Mark Feinberg to be honored by the Society for Prevention Research
Two Penn State researchers will be honored by the Society for Prevention Research at its 25th annual meeting on June 1 in Washington DC.
Congratulations to our many CSC faculty affiliates who received promotions in Spring 2017
CSC Faculty Affiliate Promotions - Spring 2017
2017 Strumpf Scholar Award recipients announced
The Strumpf Scholar Award, provided by the Linda Brodsky Strumpf Liberal Arts Centennial Graduate Endowment, recognizes outstanding achievement and promise in areas of research supported by the Child Study Center.
PROSPER program has lasting impact into early adulthood
Children who participated in the PROSPER (PROmoting School-community-university Partnerships to Enhance Resilience) program over seven years ago showed lower rates of substance abuse after high school graduation, according to a new study conducted by researchers from Penn State and Iowa State Universities.
Mark Greenberg discusses the need for social and emotional learning in schools
Programs in social and emotional learning (SEL), when effectively implemented in schools, can lead to measurable and long-lasting improvements in children’s lives, according to Mark Greenberg, Edna Peterson Bennett Endowed Chair in Prevention Research at Penn State.
Karen Bierman and Mark Greenberg receive 2017 SPR Service Award
This award is “given to an individual or a team of individuals in recognition of outstanding service to the organization.”
Suzy Scherf's research discussed in Penn State News
While the five senses help us to navigate through our world, how we perceive the faces we see is critical to becoming successful socially, says a Penn State researcher.
Sheri Berenbaum awarded 2017 Human Health and the Environment seed grant
The Human Health and the Environment seed grants for 2017 have been awarded to a pool of interdisciplinary researchers at Penn State.
Doug Teti receives $3 million grant from NIH for SIESTA research program
Douglas M. Teti, professor of human development and family studies, psychology, and pediatrics at Penn State, has received a five-year, $3 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for his study, “Coparenting, Infant Sleep and Infant Development."
Congratulations to Paul Morgan for receiving the Harry and Marion Royer Eberly Faculty Fellowship in Education
Paul L. Morgan, professor of education and demography, has been named recipient of the Harry and Marion Royer Eberly Faculty Fellowship in Education in Penn State's College of Education.
Doctoral candidate Jonathan Reader and Doug Teti's coparenting research highlighted in Penn State News
Positive parental teamwork is key to promoting healthy child development, but when mothers have stronger opinions than fathers about how to tend to their infants in the middle of the night, the coparenting relationship can suffer, says a group of researchers.
Rick Gilmore kicks off new CyberScience Seminar Series
This fall a new, monthly seminar series from the Penn State Institute for CyberScience (ICS) will explore the frontiers of cyberscience research.