Science of Learning Can Help Parents, Developers Grade Educational Apps

A new report integrates research from many scientific disciplines to provide an evidence-based guide that parents, educators, and app designers alike can use to evaluate the quality of so-called “educational” apps. More>

      

Framing Time in Days, Not Years, Could Spur Action Toward Goals

Measuring time in days instead of months, or months instead of years, can make future events seem closer and thus more urgent, researchers find.

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Online ‘Mindset’ Interventions Help Students Do Better in School

Brief web-based interventions with high school students can produce big results in their schoolwork and their appreciation of a positive, purposeful mindset.

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Q&A With PSPI Authors

Researchers answer questions about their recent PSPI report on evaluating educational apps.

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Ambiguous Situations Make It Easier to Justify Ethical Transgressions

Findings from two experiments show that people are apt to cheat in favor of their self-interest but only when the situation is ambiguous enough to provide moral cover.

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Workplace Support Helps Parents Make More Time for Their Kids

Employees who took part in a work-life balance program ended up spending significantly more time with their kids without a decline in productivity or hours worked.

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New Research From Psychological Science

A sample of new research exploring memory suppression in posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and visual processing objects near the hands.

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