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Synapse Lab Seminar

We are happy to announce the Synapse Lab Seminar for UiS researchers interested in randomized controlled trials.

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Practical info

Unless otherwise marked, the seminars take place every second Friday from 12:30-13:30 in EOJ 276/277, UiS.

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If you would like to participate in the seminars, or if you have any questions or suggestions, please email simone.haeckl-schermer@uis.no.

Confirmed dates and speakers

25.03.2022 10.00-11:00: Eric Bettinger, Stanford University 22.04.2022 12.30-13.30: Ludger Wößmann, LMU Munich 17.06.2022: 12.30-13.30: Eirin Mølland, Universitetet i Agder

All seminars will be in person in EOJ 276/277 .

Dates, speakers and topics may be subject to change.

Previous Synapse Lab seminars

View our list of previous speakers:


21.10.2021*: Anya Samek, University of California, San Diego

29.10.2021: Lenka Fiala, Nova School of Business and Economics

11.11.2021*: Celene E. Domitrovich, Georgetown University

Promoting systemic social and emotional learning with a schoolwide support system: The CASEL school guide.

19.11.2021: Christina Rott. Vrije Universiteit

25.11.2021*: Eric Bettinger, Stanford University

26.11.2021: Robert Dur, University of Rotterdam

10.12.2021: Ludger Wössmann, LMU Munich

15.01.2021: Sule Alan, European University Institute, Florence

Social Exclusion and Ethnic Segregation in Schools: The Role of Teacher's Ethnic Prejudice

29.01.2021: Simon Andersen, Aarhus UniversityTopic: Implementing Educational Interventions at Scale

12.02.2021: Fabian Kosse, LMU Munich

Prosociality and Competition

26.02.2021: Geir Kåre Resaland, Høgskulen på Vestlandet

School-based RCTs in Norway

12.03.2021: Neil Humphrey, University of Manchester

Education on trial: A critical appraisal of the use of RCTs in school-based research.

26.03.2021: Mira Fischer, WZB Berlin

Investigating the Effects of Mindfulness Meditation on Academic Performance: Evidence from a Randomized Controlled Trial

08.04.2021: Ariel Kalil, University of Chicago

23.04.2021: John Antonakis, HEC Lausanne

"Just Words? Just Speeches?” On the Economic Value of Charismatic Leadership

07.05.2021: Matthew Kraft, Brown University

20.05.2021: David Yeager, The University of Texas at Austin

Taking heterogeneity in behavioral interventions seriously: Early evidence from the Texas Mindset Initiative.

Synapse Lab

Synapse Lab develops and investigates interventions for promoting motivation and learning in education and work life.

Our researchers are motivated by the need for evidence based policy making and organizational change. We work in close collaboration with educators, businesses and organizations.

We utilize rigorous experimental methodology combined with registry data, and connect researchers from different disciplines. As a result, we create mutually beneficial collaborations between researchers and educators, businesses and organizations.

Read more about who we are and what we do.

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