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From Lab to Learning

A new grant program from the APS Teaching Fund encourages the development of evidence-demonstrated interventions that apply well-established principles to improve the teaching of psychological science. ... More>

First Latin American Congress for the Advancement of Psychological Science

The APS Teaching Fund supports a wide variety of educational activities, including this first-of-its kind meeting of psychological scientists in Buenos Aires. ... More>

The Citizen Preschooler

Observer Article

The Curse of Knowledge: Pinker Describes a Key Cause of Bad Writing

APS Fellow Steven A. Pinker says writers often assume readers understand the obscure words they use and know the esoteric facts they reference — and these assumptions fuel poor prose. ... More>

Observer Article

Teaching Lessons that Last

Two years after taking an introductory psychology course, psychology majors remember, on average, only 60% of the material covered. APS Fellow Regan A.R. Gurung explains that teachers should not reward their students for simply memorizing facts. Instead, he wants instructors to instill lifelong critical-thinking skills. ... More>