Teaching Tips

Teaching with Your Gut

To what extent does biology influence an individual’s marital satisfaction or likelihood of divorce? Integrative science provides some insight. ... More>


Observation

APS Fellows Receive the Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring

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In January, President Obama presented APS Fellows Julio Ramirez and Marigold Linton with Presidential Awards for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring. They were recognized for their outstanding contributions and effort in enhancing opportunities for participation by typically underrepresented individuals (women, minorities, and persons with disabilities) in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines.... More>


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We Can All Share in the Luck of the Irish

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We all have our lucky charms. Whether it’s a four leaf clover, rabbit’s foot, or that “lucky” T-shirt we can’t seem to part with, our charms are with us in times of need. Superstitions may seem like irrational hocus-pocus, but a study published in Psychological Science found that having a lucky charm does in fact enhance performance.... More>


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Perspectives on Psychological Science

Psychological interventions to treat mental health issues have developed remarkably in the past few decades. Yet this progress often neglects a central goal—namely, to reduce the burden of mental illness and related conditions.... More>


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Revealing the Wiring that Allows Us to Adapt to the Unexpected

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Wouldn't life be easy if everything happened as we anticipated? Luckily we have the orbitofrontal cortex, the area of the brain that adapts to the unexpected to make and monitor predictions about the world.... More>