Ratings Rise Over Time Because They Feel Easier to Make
People new to a ratings task are more critical than those who have been doing the evaluation task for longer period of time, a new study suggests.
The National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices (NREPP) Seeks Quality of Research Reviewers
The National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices (NREPP) is recruiting candidates to become certified reviewers tasked with rating the methodological quality and effectiveness of program evaluations. Funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health
At What Age Does Hard Work Add a Shine to Lousy Prizes?
Putting in a lot of effort to earn a reward can make unappealing prizes more attractive to kindergartners, but not to preschoolers, according to research published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for
How to Go From Evaluation to Inspiration
TIME: We live in a culture saturated with evaluation. In school, we learn to take tests. We take the tests, and depending on the outcome, either feel really smart or really stupid. We then prepare
People Value Resources More Consistently When They Are Scarce
We tend to be economically irrational when it comes to choosing how we use resources like money and time but scarcity can convert us into economically rational decision makers, according to research in Psychological Science
Research During Feast and Famine
With a background in developmental psychology and a variable research budget, APS Fellow Albert R. Hollenbeck has helped AARP in a variety of diet and health studies — including a project that revealed coffee’s role in longevity.