Pursuing Best Practices in STEM Education: The Peril and Promise of Active Learning
Active learning is a promising yet loosely defined STEM instructional technique.
Ed Diener, Who Studied Happiness, Dies
The founding editor of APS’s Perspectives on Psychological Science journal, he received the APS William James Fellow Award in 2013.
Taylor Swift Is Singing Us Back to Nature
… A 2017 scientific paper published by the Association for Psychological Science reported that nature-themed words were losing ground in our pop culture. Researchers surveyed song lyrics, books and movie scripts and found that words associated with
How Can We Protect Ourselves Against Manipulation, Fake News, and Other Digital Challenges?
In contrast to the offline world, the online world is largely driven by the logic of the attention economy: Users’ attention is a precious currency, and online environments are designed to capture and steer that
Depression and Stress Could Dampen Efficacy of COVID-19 Vaccines: Interventions and Health Behavior Changes Could Boost Immunity
Health behaviors and emotional stressors can alter the body’s ability to develop an immune response to vaccines, including—potentially—the new COVID-19 vaccines.
Violent Video Games and Aggression: The Connection Is Dubious, at Best
A meta-analysis finds no clear link between video game violence and aggression in children.