There Are Better Ways to Study That Will Last You a Lifetime
Picture your preschooler’s teacher pulling you aside at pickup time to say that your child was “not taking responsibility” for learning the alphabet. You’d be puzzled and probably angry. It’s not up to a 4-year-old
Many students don’t know how to study. Here’s how parents can help.
Among the creative and maddening reasons kids come up with for not studying, one familiar one might be worth addressing: They don’t know how. Researchers and experienced educators have found that often students don’t have
Online Bettors Can Sniff Out Weak Psychology Studies
Psychologists are in the midst of an ongoing, difficult reckoning. Many believe that their field is experiencing a “reproducibility crisis,” because they’ve tried and failed to repeat experiments done by their peers. Even classic results—the
The Psychological Science of Studying, Learning, and Teaching
Research published in APS journals shows some of the strategies and traits associated with student success.
How to Learn What Not to Study
To avoid overestimating your abilities, reflect on past learning rather than trying to guess how you’ll perform in the future.
Optimize Learning With Psychological Science
Study tips abound, but which ones actually work? Researchers translate the evidence into useful strategies for students.