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Mindfulness training may help to boost standardized test scores and improve working memory, according to a new study in Psychological Science. ... More>
C. Nathan DeWall and APS Fellow David G. Myers have teamed up to create a new series of columns aimed at integrating cutting-edge psychological science into the classroom. This month they offer insights on “Teaching the Testing Effect” and “Understanding the Science Behind Desire.” ... More>
Pop quiz! Tests are good for: (a) Assessing what you’ve learned; (b) Learning new information; (c) a & b; (d) None of the above. The correct answer? According to research from psychological science, it’s both (a) and (b) – while testing can be useful as an assessment tool, the actual process of taking a test can also help us to learn and retain new information over the long term and apply it across different contexts. ... More>