Individual Differences

Framing Spatial Tasks as Social Eliminates Gender Differences

Women underperform on spatial tests when they don’t expect to do as well as men, but framing the tests as social tasks eliminates the gender gap in performance, according to new findings published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science. The results show that women performed More

New Research From Psychological Science

Read about the latest research published in Psychological Science: The Brain’s Tendency to Bind Audiovisual Signals Is Stable but Not General Brian Odegaard and Ladan Shams  Studies have found that there is quite a bit of variability in the way people integrate information from different sensory modalities; however, little is known More

Basic Ratio Capacity May Serve as Building Block for Math Knowledge

Understanding fractions is a critical mathematical ability, and yet it’s one that continues to confound a lot of people well into adulthood. New research finds evidence for an innate ratio processing ability that may play a role in determining our aptitude for understanding fractions and other formal mathematical concepts. The More

New Research in Psychological Science

Read about the latest research published in Psychological Science: Genes Unite Executive Functions in Childhood Laura E. Engelhardt, Daniel A. Briley, Frank D. Mann, K. Paige Harden, and Elliot M. Tucker-Drob Research has shown that the covariation among abilities in different executive function (EF) domains — represented by a higher-order factor More