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A Different Kind of Math Tutor
Research on how people think results in cognitive tutor programs that help kids do better in math.
Believing You Can Get Smarter Makes You Smarter
Thinking about intelligence as changeable and malleable, rather than stable and fixed, results in greater academic achievement, especially for people whose groups bear the burden of negative stereotypes about their intelligence.
Early Intervention Can Improve Low-Income Children's Cognitive Skills and Academic Achievement
National Head Start program conceptualized while psychologists were beginning to study preventive intervention for young children living in poverty.
Family-Like Environment Better for Troubled Children and Teens
The Teaching-Family Model changes bad behavior through straight talk and loving relationships.
Have Your Children Had Their Anti-Smoking Shots?
Attitude Inoculation dramatically reduces teenage smoking rates.
How to Build a Better Educational System: Jigsaw Classrooms
The jigsaw classroom technique can transform competitive classrooms in which many students are struggling into cooperative classrooms in which once-struggling students show dramatic academic and social improvements.
Increasing Student Success Through Instruction in Self-Determination
An enormous amount of research shows the importance of self-determination (i.e., autonomy) for students in elementary school through college for enhancing learning and improving important post-school outcomes.
Intelligence and Achievement Testing: Is the Half-Full Glass Getting Fuller?
IQ and achievement tests can give us valuable information, but more research is needed to make sure these tests are used to improve learning opportunities for all students.
Marital Education Programs Help Keep Couples Together
In the United States, couples marrying for the first time have approximately a fifty percent chance of divorcing. Psychologists are helping couples' "I do" last a lifetime through development and application of scientifically tested relationship education programs.
Playing Make-Believe Prepares Kids for the Real World
"No playing until you've finished your homework!" We've all heard that before. New research suggests, though, that imaginative play actually increases children's academic success.
Putting the Power of Television to Good Use
"Do as I say, not as I do." Dr. Albert Bandura's research suggests that "doing" is more powerful than "saying" when it comes to battling social ills like HIV transmission, illiteracy, overpopulation, and gender discrimination.
School Bullying is Nothing New, But Psychologists Identify New Ways to Prevent It
Systematic international research has shown school bullying to be a frequent and serious public health problem. But psychologists are using this research to develop bullying prevention programs that are being implemented in schools around the world.
Schoolyard Blues: Impact of Gossip and Bullying
Children who are shut out at school by gossip or physical or emotional bullying face more challenges academically and socially.
See Brain. See Brain Read...
Reading instruction changes the brain.
Stereotype Threat Widens Achievement Gap
Reminders of stereotyped inferiority hurt test scores.
Think Again: Men and Women Share Cognitive Skills
Research debunks myths about cognitive difference.
Undoing Dyslexia via Video Games
Psychologists and neuroscientists are using new techniques to identify the source of language and reading problems such as dyslexia in the brain and create neural processing exercises disguised as computer video games to significantly improve children's language learning and reading.
Facilitated Communication: Sifting the Psychological Wheat from the Chaff
If psychological research does not always give us hoped-for answers, it does help us sift potent reality from wishful thinking and focus our energy on real solutions.