Archive for 2009

Champions of Psychology

Champions of Psychology: John T. Jost

APS Fellow John T. Jost received his PhD from Yale University in 1995 and is currently Professor of Psychology at New York University, where he has taught since 2003. He […]... More>

A Case for the Distractible Toddler: Psychologists Suggest Parents Should Wait to Teach Toddlers Self-Control

Toddlers are distractible. Their minds flit constantly here and there, and they have a terrible time concentrating on even the most stimulating project. They might be fascinated by a colorful […]... More>

Teaching Tips

Grading Student Papers: Reducing Faculty Workload While Improving Feedback to Students

Most professors believe that clear and effective writing is important in all levels of psychology and in most of the professions for which we are training our students. And most […]... More>

The Straight Dope: Studies Suggest Parental Monitoring Can Help Decrease Adolescent Marijuana Use

Marijuana is the most widely used illicit drug by adolescents, with almost 42% of high school seniors admitting to having experimented with it. Continued marijuana use may result in a […]... More>

Parents Just Don’t Understand: The Role of Parental Control in Western and East Asian Countries

Many parents like to meddle in their children’s lives. Sometimes this can be beneficial, if the meddling is in the form of parental guidance or setting rules.  However, numerous studies […]... More>