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Learned Creativity — How to Innovate in the Classroom

This is a photo of students painting in an art classroom.

Research shows that principals may have a larger impact on the schools' outcomes than previously thought. ... More>

Character Lab Opens Request for Proposals

Character Lab, a nonprofit cofounded by Angela Duckworth, is working to help fund, and eventually scale, interventions to boost student character strengths and skills in school settings. To this end, we are excited to share with you Character Lab's Request for Proposals (RFP). ... More>

Student Notebook

The Importance of Divergent Thinking for Research in Graduate School and Beyond

As undergraduates, we are generally encouraged to practice concrete thought. Our goal is to find the “right” answers. However, when we make the transition to graduate school we find that the relationship between students and professors becomes bidirectional. ... More>

Observer Article

2014 APS Mentor Awards

Gilles O. Einstein, Megan R. Gunnar, Richard E. Nisbett, and Robert Rosenthal receive the 2014 APS Mentoring Award for lifetime achievement in shaping the future of science. ... More>


Remembering Nathan Kogan

A prolific scientist is remembered for his breadth of knowledge and humility. ... More>