Learning Strategies Outperform IQ in Predicting Achievement
Scientific American: In the 1960s, the legendary psychologist Albert Bandura rejected the view that learning is passive. Instead he emphasized the importance of the active use of learning strategies. Today, Bandura’s legacy lives on, and has
What You Should Know About Treatment for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
In the May 2013 issue of Psychological Science in the Public Interest, Edna Foa and colleagues explore the challenges in disseminating evidence-based treatments for posttraumatic stress. Here are some important facts about effective treatments for
Most Effective PTSD Therapies Are Not Being Widely Used, Researchers Find
Clinical research has identified certain psychological interventions that effectively ameliorate the symptoms of PTSD, although most people struggling with the disorder don’t receive those treatments, according to a scientific review.
Will “Call of Duty” Be Assigned for 10th Grade (Gaming) Homework?
Scientific American: Two prominent neuroscientists have published a commentary in the Feb. 28th Naturesuggesting that video games might be crafted to improve brain function and enhance personal well-being. In “Games To Do You Good,” they
Q&A With Psychological Scientist John Dunlosky
John Dunlosky is a professor of psychology at Kent State University. A major aim of his research program is to develop techniques to improve the effectiveness of people’s self-regulated learning across the life span. We
Science Shows Dating Websites Aren’t Better At Finding You Love
TechCrunch: I was really hoping this article would have ended differently. But after spending countless hours scanning tiny pixelated squares of people who were supposed to represent my mathematically determined soul mate, I found that