A sample of new research exploring statistical learning in speech segmentation and links between weight-related perceptions and long-term health outcomes… More
Multitasking impaired students’ overall memory but not their ability to identify and remember the most important material… More
Individuals’ bodies and their abilities to act within their environments shape their perceptions of their surroundings, says psychological scientist Jessica Witt, Colorado State University. Witt discussed the psychophysics experiments she’s conducted to demonstrate these perceptions during one of four presentations in a Presidential Symposium chaired by Susan Goldin-Meadow. … More
In the Fred A. Kavli Keynote Address at the 29th APS Annual Convention, APS Fellow Lila R.Gleitman shared her six decades of theoretical and empirical work on the remarkably sophisticated way that children acquire language. See the complete presentation.
The Wall Street Journal: Any preschool teacher will tell you that young children learn through play, and some of the… More
A field study in Malawi indicates that psychological factors play an important role in whether girls attended school, even under conditions of extreme poverty and deprivation… More