Educational Psychology

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

How Jerome Bruner Transformed Psychological Science

Legendary APS William James Fellow Jerome Bruner passed away at the age of 100 on June 5, 2016. His groundbreaking contributions to cognitive, educational, and perceptual psychology have had transformative effects on the field as a whole, as well as effects on fields such as anthropology, neuroscience, and linguistics. Often More

How To Teach Children That Failure Is The Secret To Success

NPR: Is failure a positive opportunity to learn and grow, or is it a negative experience that hinders success? How parents answer that question has a big influence on how much children think they can improve their intelligence through hard work, a study says. “Parents are a really critical force More

How to Get Kids Into a Growth Mindset

Pacific Standard: Like many other things, we develop our beliefs about intelligence—whether it’s fixed or malleable—from our parents. But really, it’s not our parents’ beliefs about intelligence that matter, according to new research—it’s their beliefs about failure that makes the difference. “Researchers, educators, and policymakers agree that parents are key More