Psychology & Psychiatry

Changing how people perceive problems

Every day, people try to make sense of challenges in their lives. But sometimes their explanations get in the way of solving them, said Stanford psychologist Gregory Walton in a new paper in Psychological Review.


Early intervention in dyslexia can narrow achievement gap

Identifying children with dyslexia as early as first grade couldnarrow or even close the achievement gap with typical readers,according to a new study by researchers at the University ofCalifornia, Davis, and Yale University.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Human speech's surprising influence on young infants

America's preoccupation with the "word gap"— the idea that parents in impoverished homes speak less to their children, which, in turn, predicts outcomes like school achievement and income later in life—has skyrocketed ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Genetic influences on cognition increase with age, study shows

(Medical Xpress)—About 70 percent of a person's intelligence can be explained by their DNA—and those genetic influences only get stronger with age, according to new research from The University of Texas at Austin.


Spatial training boosts math skills

(Medical Xpress)—Training young children in spatial reasoning can improve their math performance, according to a groundbreaking study from Michigan State University education scholars.

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