Cognitive Processes

L’ansia da matematica non porta brutti voti (math anxiety does not bring bad grades)

La Stampa: L’ansia da matematica, quel nervosismo e disagio che spesso si traduce in una morsa allo stomaco e in sudori freddi, specie nel caso di compiti in classe e interrogazioni, non fa sempre rima con brutti voti. Certo, compromette le prestazioni di alcuni studenti, ma secondo una nuova ricerca More

New Research From Psychological Science

Read about the latest research published in Psychological Science: Can Authoritarianism Lead to Greater Liking of Out-Groups? The Intriguing Case of Singapore Arne Roets, Evelyn W. M. Au, and Alain Van Hiel Authoritarians are people with a tendency to submit to authorities who are deemed to be legitimate and to confirm More

Math Anxiety Doesn’t Equal Poor Math Performance

Experiencing math anxiety — nervousness and discomfort in relation to math — impairs math performance for some students, but new research shows that it’s linked with improved performance for others, at least to a degree. The findings are published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science. More

Selective Media Coverage May Cause Us to Forget Certain Health Facts

The health facts presented by mass media in the midst of a disease outbreak are likely to influence what we remember about the disease — new research suggests that the same mass media coverage may also influence the facts that we forget. The findings, published in Psychological Science, a journal of the More