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Why Monday is the Best Day for Setting New Goals

People are more motivated to pursue a new goal, like hitting the gym or saving for retirement, on specific dates. ... More>

Mixed-Age Classes Hinder Kids’ Academic Progress in Head Start

Most Head Start classrooms serve children of mixed ages and that may limit the academic growth of older children, a nationally representative study shows. ... More>

Don’t Delay: Having to Wait Doesn’t Help Young Kids Exercise Self-Control

New research shows that it’s being reminded about what not to do, not the passage of time, that helps kids control their impulsive behavior. ... More>

New Research From Psychological Science

A sample of new research exploring authoritarianism and attitudes toward out-groups, categorization of sexual orientation, and attention and perceptual learning. ... More>

Math Anxiety Doesn’t Equal Poor Math Performance

Nervousness and discomfort in relation to math impairs math performance for some students, but new research shows that it’s linked with improved performance for others, at least to a degree. ... More>