Which Study Strategies Make the Grade?
Drop your highlighters and pick up a set of flashcards! It turns out that some of the most commonly used study strategies don't actually show much promise for improving learning. But you can find out what works, from the latest psychological research.


The APSSC offers student award opportunities and ways to cut costs at Convention! More>> 
Some students breeze through school, while others struggle. In the latest issue of Psychological Science in the Public Interest researchers evaluate 10 learning techniques that vary widely in effectiveness. Which techniques pass? More>>
Being Mindful of Mindfulness

Do you think like Sherlock Holmes? Maria Konnikova highlights the differences between seeing and observing. Staying on track is related to increased happiness, so be sure to focus when writing your next paper. More>> 


 Why Facebook Chat is Unforgettable
When it comes to mental recall, people are far more likely to remember the text of idle chitchat on social media than the carefully crafted sentences of books. See how researchers stumbled upon these findings. More>>

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Group Project Essential: Persuading People

Group project got you down? One of the most crucial skills you can cultivate is the ability to persuade people to see things your way. See what science has to say about the art of creating consensus. More>> 

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All-nighters, group projects, essays...College isn't easy. APS Fellow Roy Baumeister, Florida State University, shares the latest scientific research on how to maximize self-control. More>> 

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Homework can be as monumental a task for parents as it is for children. Parents should give advice or help only when asked, says APS Fellow Harris Cooper, Duke University. Watch>> 

Twitter Q&A: What Works While Studying

Look out for the next Q&A on February 7 & 8 with John Dunlosky, Kent State University, coauthor of the PSPI report Improving Students' Learning With Effective Learning Techniques. Dunlosky researches techniques to improve the effectiveness of people's self-regulated learning across the life span. Questions should be submitted by 11:59 PM EST through Facebook, on Twitter using #askaps, or via email to askaps@psychologicalscience.org

Stay tuned for more in 2013 and visit the Twitter Q&A Archive. 


A special thanks to Bridgewater College students who helped plan this issue of the Observer Xpress.
Grants and Awards

The Chateaubriand Fellowship

The Chateaubriand Fellowship is a grant offered by the Embassy of France in the United States. Every year, it allows doctorate students enrolled in American universities to conduct research in France for up to 10 months.  

Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Deadline: February 1, 2013

Psi Chi, the International Honor Society in Psychology, offers the APS Convention Research Awards for undergraduate and graduate Psi Chi members presenting posters at the APS Annual Convention. Submit to the APS Call for Submissions, and apply online here. Two graduate winners will receive $500 each, and two undergraduate winners will receive $300 each. Deadline: January 31, 2013
APSSC Grants and Awards

Student Grant Competition

In an effort to support student research in psychology, the APS Student Caucus provides a funding source for APS student members to conduct research that currently is in its initial development.

Student Research Award

The Student Research Award promotes and acknowledges outstanding research conducted by student members of APS.

RISE Research Competition

The RISE Research Competition seeks to cultivate scholarly research in psychological fields related to socially and economically under-represented populations.

Psi Chi | APS Albert Bandura Graduate Research Award

The Psi Chi | APS Albert Bandura Graduate Research Award honors Albert Bandura with a competition for the best research by a graduate student in empirical psychology.

Travel Assistance

The Travel Assistance is intended to assist students attending the APS Annual Convention by defraying the cost of travel.

Current APS student affiliates may only enter one APSSC competition each year (i.e., Student Grant Competition, Student Research Award, or RISE Research Award) and as such are only eligible for one of these three awards each academic year. Travel assistance is excluded from this rule.

Want more? Visit the APSSC Funding Database
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