New Content From Current Directions in Psychological Science
A sample of articles on conceptual clarification, language acquisition, insights from deep neural networks, how to reduce academic procrastination, improve learning, craving, and more.
Back Page: Reading and Believing
David Rapp discusses reading comprehension and his research on the factors influencing individuals’ vulnerability to misinformation.
Direct Democracy: Readers’ Eye Movements May Predict Votes on Ballot Measures
Observing the way readers’ eyes move can predict how voters will respond to real world ballot measures.
New Research in Psychological Science
A sample of research on harsh parenting and antisocial behavior, emotion-based attitudes, political extremity, misogynistic tweets and domestic violence, perception of crowds’ emotions, computation of speech, sign language, and the influence of learning to read on face recognition.
‘Explicit Instruction’ Provides Dramatic Benefits in Learning to Read
When it comes to learning to read, new research suggests that explicit instruction—a phonics teaching method in which the relationship between sound and spelling is taught directly and systematically—is more effective than self-discovery through reading.
When so Many School Children Can’t Read, It’s Time To Do Something Different
APS Member/Author: Angeline Lillard More than half of Texas third graders cannot read at grade level. Might they do better with an entirely different educational approach? Typically we teach children to read, beginning in preschool