Updated on 6/9/2009 3:39:56 PM.
Source: Vanderbilt Kennedy Center
Nashville (Tenn.)—H. Carl Haywood, Ph.D., professor of psychology, emeritus, professor of neurology, and a member of the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center, has been appointed to serve as a member of the Committee on the Impact of Mobility and Change in the Lives of Young Children, Schools, and Neighborhoods. The committee is under the Board on Children, Youth, and families, a shared activity of the National Research Council and the Institute of Medicine.
The Board on Children, Youth, and Families addresses a variety of policy-relevant issues related to the health and development of children, youth, and families. It does so by convening experts to weigh in on matters from the perspective of the behavioral, social, and health sciences.
The Committee is charged with organizing a two-day workshop to review research on patterns of change and mobility in the lives of young children, ages 3 to 8 years, and to examine the implications of this work for the design of child care, early childhood and elementary educational programs, and community services for neighborhoods and vulnerable populations that experience high rates of mobility.
Haywood has long been interested in motivational influences on learning and development, intellectual and other developmental disabilities, intrinsic motivation, cognitive development and cognitive education, neuropsychology, and the dynamic/interactive assessment of learning potential.
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