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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


By the Numbers

Studies on human development have shown that even as infants, we have an approximate sense of numbers and amounts. How does this underlie our ability to perform complex calculations? Stanislas […]... More>