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Basic Ratio Capacity May Serve as Building Block for Math Knowledge

New research finds evidence for an innate ratio processing ability that may play a role in determining our aptitude for understanding fractions and other formal mathematical concepts. ... More>


Observation

Books to Check Out: January 2015

To submit a new book, email apsobserver@psychologicalscience.org. The Social Psychology of Disability by Dana S. Dunn; Oxford University Press, December 10, 2014. Understanding Adolescents for Helping Professionals by Avidan Milevsky; […]... More>


New Research From Psychological Science

A sample of new research exploring young children's metacognition in the numerical domain and rational economic behavior in a sample of Japanese participants. ... More>


New Research From Psychological Science

A sample of new research exploring moral foundations and out-group hostility, working memory as internally focused attention, and brain activation for numeric and monetary value. ... More>


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>