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Decoding Words on a Page

As we read, subtle eye movements trigger a chain of neurological events that help us understand the text. APS William James Fellow Keith Rayner shares his foundational research on this critical process. ... More>


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Fostering Budding Writers

Two scientists explore the difficulties of teaching writing skills — and offer some suggestions for the classroom. ... More>


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Tips From a Self-Taught Teacher

Many graduate programs prepare students to be good researchers but not necessarily good teachers, says Justin J. Lehmiller. He offers suggestions to prepare his peers for the classroom. ... More>


Observation

Books to Check Out: September 2014

To submit a new book, email apsobserver@psychologicalscience.org. Train Your Mind for Peak Performance: A Science-Based Approach for Achieving Your Goals by Lyle E. Bourne, Jr., and Alice F. Healy; American […]... More>


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