Child psychologist joins U.S. researchers to study adult literacy

Jan Frijters’ research participants are usually about four feet tall and like to hang out in the playground.

But now, the applied developmental psychologist in the Department of Child and Youth Studies, who specializes in children’s learning, is taking his research to the next level: adults who struggle to read basic words.

Frijters is one of a four-institution group of researchers that has just received a five-year, $10-million grant from the U.S. government’s Institute of Education Science to study underlying cognitive and motivational issues in adults who find reading a challenge.

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