Academic Achievement

Parents’ Math Anxiety Can Undermine Children’s Math Achievement

If the thought of a math test makes you break out in a cold sweat, Mom or Dad may be partly to blame, according to new research published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science. A team of researchers led by University of Chicago psychological scientists More

New Immigrants, New Research Opportunities

Since the 19th century, immigration and psychology have shaped each other in the United States — for better or worse. Back then, people who attempted to enter the country at Ellis Island faced psychological tests to determine their “fitness.” In the field of education, experts have long scrambled to integrate More

An ‘income-achievement’ gap within kids’ brain structures

The Boston Globe: Research has long shown that students from low-income families tend to lag behind their wealthier peers on standardized test performance and other measures of academic success. Now, a study led by researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard finds a correlate to this “income-achievement” gap More

Online ‘Mindset’ Interventions Help Students Do Better in School

Brief web-based interventions with high school students can produce big results in their schoolwork and their appreciation of a positive, purposeful mindset, according to new research published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science. “Two interventions, each lasting about 45 minutes and delivered online, raised achievement More