News


February


Terri Sabol Named ‘Rising Star’ in Psychology
IPR developmental psychologist Terri Sabol was honored for her early-career contributions by the Association for Psychological Science. 

Diane Schanzenbach Elected to National Academy of Education
IPR Director and economist Diane Whitmore Schanzenbach has been elected to the esteemed National Academy of Education (NAEd) in recognition of her outstanding research contributions on education issues.

January


IPR@50: The First Decade (1968–1978)
The Institute for Policy Research (IPR) marks its 50th year in the 2018–2019 academic year. Looking back to its founding, what made IPR the dynamic research hub it is today? Looking forward to the next half century, what of its legacy will shape the path ahead? 

Faculty Spotlight: Terri Sabol
IPR developmental psychologist Terri Sabol is rethinking early childhood education issues. She examines how classrooms, families, and neighborhoods each play a role in a child’s development. 

Subtle Racial and Political Discrimination in College Admissions 
A working paper by IPR political scientist James Druckman finds that politically engaged African Americans receive fewer responses when requesting information about college admissions. 

U.S. Children Show Clear Evidence of Bias at the Intersection of Race and Gender
A new study co-authored by IPR psychologist Sandra Waxman provides strong and consistent evidence of bias at the intersection of race and gender in 4-year-old children. 

Northwestern Researchers Examine Political Divide Behind Climate Change Beliefs
IPR political scientists James Druckman and Mary McGrath find individuals skeptical about climate change reject ostensibly credible scientific information because it contradicts what they already believe

Why Good Policies Go Bad
As part of an ambitious effort to reduce racial disparities in school disciplinary practices, IPR education sociologist Simone Ispa-Landa will be embedded in a large urban high school over the next five years to study the outcomes of its restorative justice program. 

Mesmin Destin Wins Early Career Award
IPR social psychologist Mesmin Destin, whose research emphasizes the key role socioeconomic status plays in the study of human behavior, was recognized by the American Psychological Association (APA) for his stellar work in the early stages of his career.

IPR Faculty Named Highly Cited Researchers
Greg Miller, Paola Sapienza, and David Cella were recently named 2018 Highly Cited Researchers by Clarivate Analytics’ Web of Science.