From early childhood to adulthood, individuals' learning outcomes are influenced by many factors, including their local learning environments, educational institutions, teachers' expectations, societal expectations, and individual differences in social cognition. Faculty in this group pursue research investigating the causes of group differences in learning, as well as individual and group differences in social cognition and linguistics. Examples of research projects include the following:
- The impact of societal stereotypes on students' learning, persistence, and career aspirations in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics
- The types of learning environments that protect students' learning against negative stereotypes about their identity group
- How students process non-native speech in noisy classrooms
- Discovering speech melodies in African American English
- Risk and individual differences in learning to drive among adolescents with ADHD
- Determining the accuracy of teachers' perceptions of students' behavior and if accuracy is influenced by student race
This research group meets once a month and is open to faculty, graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and staff from the Five Colleges whose work touches on diversity and equity in learning.
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