Kid-Edited Journal Pushes Scientists for Clear Writing on Complex Topics
The reviewer was not impressed with the paper written by Israeli brain researcher Idan Segev and a colleague from Switzerland. “Professor Idan,” she wrote to Segev. “I didn’t understand anything that you said.” Segev and
APS Expands Career Resources, Professional Development in 2023
A new series of educational workshops and trainings in 2023 is designed to help psychological scientists further their careers inside and outside of academia, while fostering a more transparent and valid science on the global stage.
To Get Kids Into Science, Just Do It
Developmental psychologists have long noted that very small children think a lot like scientists. Anybody who has spent time with a 2-year-old has witnessed their insatiable curiosity and constant experiments. Yet by the time most
Educators Can Help Make Stem Fields Diverse – Over 25 Years, I’ve Identified Nudges That Can Encourage Students to Stay
Jen, a student I taught early in my career, stood head-and-shoulders above her peers academically. I learned she had started off as an engineering major but switched over to psychology. I was surprised and curious.
How to Foster Healthy Scientific Independence—for Yourself and Your Trainees
One of the most paradoxical concepts in science is independence. Almost nothing that we do as scientists is the product of complete independence. We work closely under the guidance of mentors for years as trainees
Science Skeptics Often Suffer From Overconfidence
The study surveyed thousands of Americans online, quizzing them on scientific facts and soliciting their opinions on eight contested topics, including the COVID-19 vaccine. The researchers found that respondents who answered more factual questions correctly