Cognitive Processes

Science of Implicit Bias to Be Focus of US Law Enforcement Training

The US Department of Justice (DOJ) announced this week that it will formally integrate findings from psychological science into new training curricula for more than 28,000 DOJ employees as a way of combating implicit bias among law enforcement agents and prosecutors. The training program began rolling out Monday and is More

What I’m Reading: Article on Improving Students’ Learning

The Chronicle of Higher Education: We have all had the experience of giving a test that a significant number of students did poorly on, and then getting blowback from those students because they had “worked hard.” I have never doubted that students do work hard, but lately I’ve started to More

New Research From Psychological Science

Read about the latest research published in Psychological Science: The Missing-Phoneme Effect in Aural Prose Comprehension Jean Saint-Aubin, Raymond M. Klein, Mireille Babineau, John Christie, and David W. Gow, Jr. Studies repeatedly show that when people read text for comprehension while searching for a target letter, they miss a great number More

New Research From Psychological Science

Read about the latest research published in Psychological Science: Searching for Category-Consistent Features: A Computational Approach to Understanding Visual Category Representation Chen-Ping Yu, Justin T. Maxfield, and Gregory J. Zelinsky Categories provide a fundamental structural framework that guides human cognition. When we encounter a single object, we typically understand that it More