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New Research From Psychological Science

A sample of new research exploring individual differences in children's mathematical development, 5-HTTLPR and amygdala activation, and the relationship between the vestibular system and sense of self. ... More>


Number Crunching May Make People More Selfish

Completing calculations, even simple math problems, may predispose people to a “calculative mindset” where they’re more likely to lie, cheat, and behave selfishly. ... More>


Cover Story

The Study of Reading, Writing, and Arithmetic

In recognition of the new school year beginning in many parts of the world, the Observer examines a host of psychological research on learning — not just in the classroom, but across the life-span. ... More>


Observer Article

Nervous About Numbers

Math anxiety is not given as much attention as reading difficulties, but research shows that it can be equally detrimental to achievement. ... More>


Even Kindergarteners Can Rate Their Own Confidence