Stanford researchers reveal how to study more effectively
The Stanford Daily: In a recent study published in Psychological Science, Stanford researchers concluded that the key to better exam performance is not to work harder, but to use preparatory materials more strategically. The study’s lead
Are Young Kids Doing Too Much Homework?
Slate: When I toured a public elementary school last spring, one question in particular seemed to make the principal squirm. Do the kindergartners get homework, I asked? Yes, he replied, explaining that it can help
How to Become Great at Just About Anything
Freakonomics: This week on Freakonomics Radio: What if the thing we call “talent” is grotesquely overrated? And what if deliberate practice is the secret to excellence? Those are the claims of the research psychologist Anders
Most students try to make studying and learning as easy and efficient as possible. But research by APS James McKeen Cattell Fellows Elizabeth L. Bjork and Robert A. Bjork shows that many commonly used learning strategies actually are counterproductive.
Brain training – why it’s no walk in the park
The Conversation: You’ve probably heard of “brain training exercises” – puzzles, tasks and drills which claim to keep you mentally agile. Maybe, especially if you’re an older person, you’ve even bought the book, or the
‘Brain-training’ games train you in only one thing: Playing brain-training games
The Washington Post: Spend enough time playing “brain-training” games, and you’ll get pretty good at games. But you won’t necessarily get better at anything else. That’s the conclusion of an extensive review published in the journal