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The upcoming conference Motivation in Social Contexts: Theory and Practice, to be held June 29 –July 2, 2013, in Krakow, Poland. The conference will be jointly sponsored by Jagiellonian University, […]... More>
Douglas L. Medin and distinguished speakers explore ways in which the nature of science may depend on who is doing it. ... More>
My very first classroom teacher had a long wooden pointer, and she wielded it like a weapon. At least that’s my gauzy recollection. Many of the lessons were written on […]... More>
When scientists want to know the answer to a question that’s been studied a great deal, they conduct something called a meta-analysis, pooling data from multiple studies to arrive at one combined answer. Some people think this creates a chilling effect, shutting off further inquiry. But the authors of a new paper published in Perspectives in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science, write that meta-analysis actually helps scientific fields develop.... More>