David Creswell on CBS PittsburghProfessor David Creswell discusses how mindfulness meditation changes your brain and improves your health.
Professor Robert Siegler weighs in on Monopoly bank cardsPlayers of the new "Ultimate Banking" edition of Monopoly will use bank cards rather than traditional dollar bills. Psychology Professor Robert Siegler talks to the Washington Post about the potential effects of this change on children's numerical learning.
Breaking Down the Silos in Student-Learning ResearchFriday, February 19, 2016
Breaking Down the Silos in Student-Learning ResearchDespite advances in neuroscience and effective education interventions, researchers still face one big problem in studying student learning: a lack of collaboration.
Professor David Creswell's latest research on how mindfulness meditation changes the brain and body has been featured by the New York Times.Thursday, February 18, 2016
Professor David Creswell's latest research on how mindfulness meditation changes the brain and body has been featured by the New York Times.New York Times Article
CMU’s LearnLab Experts Present Education Research Accomplishments at NSF MeetingTuesday, February 16, 2016
CMU’s LearnLab Experts Present Education Research Accomplishments at NSF MeetingThe NSF recently held a conference to celebrate the achievements of its six Science of Learning Centers. Key members from each center, including CMU and Pitt's LearnLab, presented their educational research accomplishments to underscore the importance of establishing a sustainable science of learning community to produce breakthroughs that impact education.
Research Assistantships for Minority Students (RAMS) Program @ The Department of PsychologyWednesday, February 10, 2016
Research Assistantships for Minority Students (RAMS) Program @ The Department of PsychologyThe Department of Psychology at Carnegie Mellon University is pleased to announce an exciting summer research opportunity for undergraduate students. This program, funded by the American Psychological Association and Carnegie Mellon University, is designed to provide research opportunities to members of underrepresented groups as defined by the Institute for Education Sciences (African American, Hispanic, Native American) who may be considering pursuing further graduate study in psychology or related fields. We encourage applications from students who would like to conduct research in the areas of Developmental Psychology and/or Health Psychology. RAMS program makes it possible for undergraduate students with little to no research experience to spend 6 weeks during the summer in a research laboratory at Carnegie Mellon University. This program supports our commitment to training a diverse set of leaders in the field of psychology and related disciplines. Application deadline is March 7, 2016. Program Details and Application Instructions
Neurobiological Changes Explain How Mindfulness Meditation Improves HealthThursday, February 04, 2016
Neurobiological Changes Explain How Mindfulness Meditation Improves HealthNew CMU research provides a window into the brain changes that link mindfulness meditation with health in stressed adults. Published in Biological Psychiatry, the study shows that mindfulness meditation training, compared to relaxation training, reduces Interleukin-6, an inflammatory health biomarker, in high-stress, unemployed adults.
The Self-Styled Healthy May Get Fewer ColdsMonday, February 01, 2016