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NEW The Early Development & Learning Science Major is launching!

IHD is proud to sponsor the new Early Development & Learning Science Major—an Interdisciplinary program including education, psychology, social welfare, public health, and public policy. It is focused on young children, from the prenatal period to age 8, using a developmental science approach that incorporates a hands-on practicum. ED&LS features two specializations: Education and Developmental Science. The new major starts this fall (August 2017); applications are due March 8, 2017. Learn more about ED&LS:

Questions? Email Dr. Margaret Bridges (

Posted on January 31, 2017

Scientists tap the smarts of mice, capture problem-solving in action

Study by lead author Linda Wilbrecht shows rapid rewiring in the frontal brains of mice by capturing images of problem solving in action.

Posted on March 8, 2016

Professor Jennifer Skeem-Led Study Shows Psychosis Rarely Precedes Violence

Study led by Jennifer Skeem with Patrick Kennealy (University of South Florida), John Monahan (University of Virginia), Gillian Peterson (Metropolitan State University) and Paul Appelbaum (Columbia University), indicate that hallucinations and delusions associated with psychiatric disorders seldom foreshadow acts of aggression.

“High-profile mass shootings capture public attention and increase vigilance of people with mental illness,” said Dr. Skeem. “But our findings clearly show that psychosis rarely leads directly to violence.”

Posted on May 12, 2015