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Teaching Current Directions

Teaching Current Directions in Psychological Science

Featured articles: “The Face of Leadership,“ “What Makes a Really Smart Group?”, and “The Value of Careful Thought” ... More>


NASA Exercise: Ranking Survival Objects for the Moon

NASA Exercise Instructions Group members should be instructed to rank the objects individually (–10 min) and then in groups (15 min.). In the group part of the exercise, all groups […]... More>

How to Become the Smartest Group in the Room

The smartest groups don’t necessarily have the highest IQs – instead, they possess excellent social skills. ... More>

Teens Take Fewer Risks Around Slightly Older Adults

Adolescents are known risk takers, but new research suggests that being in a group that includes just one slightly older adult might decrease teens' propensity to engage in risky behavior. ... More>