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Not Just Fun and Games

Psychological scientist Daphne Bavelier remains astounded by her observation that short periods of action-based video-game training nearly erased the gender difference found in geometric mental-rotation tasks. Jeffrey Y. Lin, Bavelier’s copresenter, describes his experience using gaming data to combat online harassment. ... More>


Does Google Help Students Learn (or Just Think They Do?)


Broadening the Reach of Mental Health Care Through Online Interventions

Data from an online smoking cessation intervention indicate that web-based interventions could help bring effective treatment to a broad range of people. ... More>


Mental Health for the Masses

Ricardo Muñoz thinks that MOOCs get a bad rap. MOOC stands for Massive Open Online Courses, Internet-based higher education available to anyone in the world, regardless of age or qualifications, […]... More>