Latest Stories in July
Higher Cognitive Abilities Linked to Greater Risk of Stereotyping
Jul 24, 2017
People with higher cognitive abilities are more likely to learn and apply social stereotypes, finds a new study. The results, stemming from a series of experiments, show that those with higher cognitive abilities also more easily unlearn stereotypes when presented with new information.
Dem. Rep. of Congo’s Kabila & Family Have Large Private Holdings, But Little Oversight, New Report Finds
Jul 20, 2017
Joseph Kabila, the president of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and his family own, either partially or wholly, more than 80 companies and businesses in the country and abroad, according to a new report by NYU’s Congo Research Group.
Memory Takes Time, Researchers Conclude
Jul 19, 2017
How short-term memories become long-term ones has frequently been explored by researchers. While a definitive answer remains elusive, NYU scientists conclude that this transformation is best explained by a “temporal hierarchy” of “time windows” that collectively alter the state of the brain.
NYU Steinhardt Awarded Three Federal Grants Totaling $9.5 Million for Education Research in New York City
Jul 11, 2017
The Institute of Education Sciences (IES), the research arm of the U.S. Department of Education, has awarded NYU’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development nearly $9.5 million to fund research on education in New York City.