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Immigrant children in ‘tender age shelters’ at risk for psychological disorders

Dec. 19, 2018—The practice of separating immigrant children from their parents is very likely to lead to negative effects on emotional and mental health, according to a new paper authored by Vanderbilt University psychology professor Kathryn L. Humphreys.

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Stress and trauma in earliest years linked to reduced hippocampal volume in adolescence

Dec. 19, 2018—Stressful or traumatic experiences occurring in a child’s earliest years—birth to age 5—have been linked to reduced hippocampal volume in adolescence, according to a new Vanderbilt University report published in Developmental Science.

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Laurie Cutting, Vanderbilt educational neuroscientist, honored with NIH Merit Award

Oct. 25, 2018—Laurie Cutting, Patricia and Rodes Hart Professor of Special Education at Vanderbilt’s Peabody College of education and human development, has received a $3 million National Institutes of Health Merit Award from the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development.

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How the brain learns a second language is focus of Vanderbilt study

Sep. 24, 2018—Vanderbilt University has received a four-year, $552,273 grant from the National Science Foundation to fund an exciting new research project that will examine how the brain learns a second language.

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Vanderbilt’s Gavin Price receives NSF CAREER Award

Mar. 22, 2018—The National Science Foundation has awarded a Faculty Early Career Development Grant to Gavin R. Price, assistant professor of psychology, to further his research on Developmental Dyscalculia.

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Humphreys receives APS Rising Star award

Jan. 17, 2018—Kathyrn Humphreys, B.S.’05, has been named an APS Rising Star by the Association for Psychological Science. Now completing postdoctoral studies at Stanford University, Humphreys will join Vanderbilt University’s Peabody College Department of Psychology and Human Development this fall.

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New faculty: James Booth, Patricia and Rodes Hart Professor of Educational Neuroscience

Oct. 22, 2017—Vanderbilt Professor James Booth is among Peabody College's faculty hires for 2017 and an important new asset for the college's program in educational neuroscience.

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Peabody psychologist: How fake news works

Oct. 20, 2017—Combating fake news and bolstering the public’s trust in journalism is the aim of a Vanderbilt research project that was selected to receive a share of a $1 million prize through the Knight Prototype Fund.

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