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Speed Reading Promises Are Too Good to Be True, Scientists Find

Examining decades’ worth of research, a team of researchers finds little evidence to support speed reading as a shortcut to understanding large volumes of content in less time.


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Children Learn to Take Turns for Mutual Gain

It takes children until they are about 5 years old to learn to take turns with others, while the social skill seems to elude chimpanzees of all ages.

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For Teens, Learning That Personalities Change Buffers Against Stress

Learning that social and personality traits can change helps teens cope with social challenges, which can help mitigate stress and improve academic performance.

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New Research From Psychological Science

A sample of new research exploring pupillary contagion among infants and scene integration outside conscious awareness.

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New Research From Psychological Science

A sample of new research exploring whether the missing-phoneme effect occurs in both reading and listening and whether forgetting occurs due to decay or interference under different conditions.

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Genetic Variations Linked with Social and Economic Success

Psychological characteristics link genes with upward social mobility, according to data collected from almost 1000 individuals over four decades.

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Who’s the Better Judge of a Good Idea: You or Your Boss?

A new study turns to professional circus performers to investigate whether management or creatives are better at assessing what an audience wants.

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Why Driving Lessons Should Go Green

A promising new study shows that a little eco-driving training for bus drivers may go a long way towards reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

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