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High school students are more likely to retake the SAT if they score just below a round number, such as 1290, than if they score just above it. That's the conclusion of a study published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science, which found that round numbers are strong motivators.... More>
A sample of exciting new research from Current Directions in Psychological Science.... More>
In 2005, Harvard University president Lawrence Summers got himself into hot water. Speaking at a national conference on “Diversifying the Science and Engineering Workforce,” the former Clinton treasury official suggested […]... More>