Press Releases

Science of Learning Can Help Parents, Developers Grade Educational Apps

A new report integrates research from many scientific disciplines to provide an evidence-based guide that parents, educators, and app designers alike can use to evaluate the quality of so-called “educational” apps. ... More>


Students’ Family Income Linked With Brain Anatomy, Academic Achievement

Researchers discover a new dimension to the so-called “achievement gap,” finding specific differences in cortical thickness in the brains of higher-income and lower-income students. ... More>


New Research From Psychological Science

A sample of new research exploring bilingualism and selective attention in infants, detectability of effects and replication, and visual processing across tasks. ... More>


A Sniff of Happiness: Chemicals in Sweat May Convey Positive Emotion

Humans may be able to communicate positive emotions like happiness through chemical signals that conveyed through sweat. ... More>


Teachers More Likely to Label Black Students as Troublemakers

Two experimental studies show that teachers are likely to interpret students' misbehavior differently depending on the student’s race. ... More>