NSF Addresses Youth Violence

July 20, 2012 in Uncategorized

Sandra Calvert, a Professor of Psychology and the Director of the Children’s Digital Media Center, served on a special subcommittee of the Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences Advisory Committee (SBE/AC) of the National Science Foundation (NSF). The subcommittee examined the causes of youth violence in the aftermath of the rampage killings at Newtown, Connecticut, as well as the kinds of additional research that need to be conducted in this area.  The report was subsequently delivered to Representative Wolf, who had requested the report from NSF to prevent these kinds of tragedies in the future.