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Duckworth Named 2013 MacArthur Fellow

Angela Duckworth of the University of Pennsylvania has been named a 2013 MacArthur Fellow. ... More>

Why Paying Kids to Do Homework Can Backfire

New Research From Psychological Science

A sample of new research exploring: anger and disgust in moral outrage; extended sexuality in women; anticipation and imitation in social interaction; and long-term effects of infants' motor-exploratory competence. ... More>

Grit Versus Aptitude: Relative Influence of Effort and Intelligence in Academic Success

In educational research, an age-old question has remained unanswered: Does IQ or hard work matter more in predicting success in school? ... More>

Kids’ Reading Success Boosted by Long-Term Individualized Instruction

Students who consistently receive individualized reading instruction from first through third grade become better readers than those who don’t, according to a new longitudinal study published in Psychological Science. ... More>