Making Every Day Earth Day, the Behavioral Science Way

Behavioral science sheds light on ways to convert the enthusiasm and effort displayed on Earth Day into motivational and behavioral changes that flow throughout all 365 days of the year. More>

      

Take Notes by Hand for Better Long-Term Comprehension

Dust off those Bic ballpoints and college-ruled notebooks — research shows that taking notes by hand comes out on top for remembering conceptual information over the long term.

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ADHD Drug May Help Preserve Our Self-Control Resources

Having to exert self-control on one task seems to deplete our ability to exercise self-control on later tasks, but methylphenidate may block this so-called "regulatory depletion."

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Creative Hobbies Linked With Job Performance

People who report engaging in hobbies more in their free time are also more likely they to come up with creative solutions to problems at work, researchers find.

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Speed-Reading Apps May Impair Reading Comprehension by Limiting Ability to Backtrack

New speed-reading apps eliminate the time we supposedly waste moving our eyes as we read. But these eye movements are critical to our ability to understand what we’ve read.

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People Selectively Remember the Details of Atrocities That Absolve In-Group Members

Conversations about wartime atrocities often omit important details, and these omissions can lead people to remember the events differently depending on their social group membership.

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Moving Beyond “Just-So Stories”: Young Children Can Be Taught Basic Natural Selection

Children's natural curiosity can be harnessed to help even 5- and 6-year olds grasp some of the important scientific concepts involved in natural selection, researchers find.

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