Science of Learning Can Help Parents, Developers Grade Educational Apps

A new report integrates research from many scientific disciplines to provide an evidence-based guide that parents, educators, and app designers alike can use to evaluate the quality of so-called “educational” apps. More>

      

Optimistic Views of Technology May Bias Financial Decisions

New research suggests that people implicitly associate technology with the notion of success, potentially influencing how individuals and businesses make major financial decisions.

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Is There a Gender Gap in the Perception, Action, and Cognition Program at NSF?

Data show that academic and research institutions employ disproportionately fewer female than male PhDs in in the subfields best represented by the NSF’s Perception, Action, and Cognition (PAC) Program.

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Theme Program Brings Science to the Courtroom

A cross-cutting theme program at the 2015 APS Annual Convention will explore how psychological scientists can help improve our legal and criminal systems.

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Students’ Family Income Linked With Brain Anatomy, Academic Achievement

Researchers discover a new dimension to the so-called “achievement gap,” finding specific differences in cortical thickness in the brains of higher-income and lower-income students.

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New Research From Psychological Science

A sample of new research exploring bilingualism and selective attention in infants, detectability of effects and replication, and visual processing across tasks.

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Preaching About Teaching

APS Fellow David Daniel advocates a new area of specialization dedicated to translating the science of learning for the classroom.

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