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- 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.
- 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.
- Memory Changes in Older Adults
"Senior moments" less inevitable than once thought.
- Increasing Eyewitness Accuracy in the Lineup Procedure Is All in How You Ask the Question
Identifying the true criminal from a lineup of suspects is a classic police technique that too often leads to inaccurate arrests and convictions. Psychological research has suggested ways to improve the accuracy and fairness of this technique.
- 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.