The Research Program on Children and Global Adversity (RPCGA) at the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) was established to advance an evidence base regarding strategies and methods for improving child health service delivery and increasing protections and effective services for children in adversity.
The Polinsky Language Sciences Lab is a linguistics lab that examines questions of language structure and its effect on the ways in which people use and process language in real time. Read more about Polinsky Language Sciences Lab
Description: The research is focused on how the repertoires of strategies for responding to stigmatization vary with group identity, the porousness of group boundaries, available cultural repertoires, and other factors. Student researchers are finalizing a book based on this data, as well as on similar data on stigmatized groups in Brazil and Israel. Read more about African-American Responses to Stigmatization
The Polinsky Language Sciences Lab is a linguistics lab that examines questions of language structure and its effect on the ways in which people use and process language in real time. One of our primary areas of focus is the study of heritage speakers--those who grew up hearing or speaking a particular language but who are now more fluent in a different, societally dominant language. Read more about Heritage Languages: Research, Documentation, and Educational Policy
Description: We conduct research investigating the cognitive and neural basis of episodic memory—the ability to remember events from the personal past—and processes leading to memory distortions. We utilize cognitive and behavioral testing as well as functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) in healthy younger and older volunteers and individuals with clinical conditions known to affect memory processes, such as Alzheimer’s disease. Read more about The Cognitive and Neural Basis of Episodic Memory
Description: This research project consists of prosopographical, social network, and spatial analysis. We are in interested in how Chinese social and political elites interact from the 7th through the 19th century. Students are responsible for research on items (such as historical placenames) used for coding data, some database management, research on historical bureaucratic titles. A reading knowledge of Chinese is required. Read more about China Biographical Database Project