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Building a Better Student Body

SAT scores and grade point averages hold disproportionate weight in college admissions processes, says APS James McKeen Cattell Fellow Neal Schmitt. The Michigan State University scientist is investigating noncognitive measures that he believes will better predict students’ chances of success in higher education. ... More>


Remembrance

Remembering Carolyn Rovee-Collier

Colleagues honor a tenacious scientist whose research toppled prevailing views of infant memory development and whose dedication inspired successive generations of researchers. ... More>


Playing With Puzzles and Blocks Could Build Children’s Spatial Skills

Play may seem like fun and games, but new research shows that specific kinds of play are actually associated with development of particular cognitive skills. ... More>


Should Schools Teach Personality?


Using Science to Help Teach Teens Safe Driving Skills

Teens are among the most dangerous drivers on the road, but psychological scientists are investigating new ways to help novices learn to drive safely. ... More>