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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>


New Research From Psychological Science

A sample of new research exploring practice and music ability, sensorimotor experience and holistic processing, and signal detection theory as a framework for optimal decision making. ... More>


Observer Article

Getting It in Writing

Becoming more dependent on electronic communication and less dependent on handwritten messages may impact certain cognitive skills. ... More>


Observer Article

Fostering Budding Writers

Two scientists explore the difficulties of teaching writing skills — and offer some suggestions for the classroom. ... More>


Observation

Books to Check Out: September 2014

To submit a new book, email apsobserver@psychologicalscience.org. Train Your Mind for Peak Performance: A Science-Based Approach for Achieving Your Goals by Lyle E. Bourne, Jr., and Alice F. Healy; American […]... More>