Psychology & Psychiatry

The illusion of multitasking boosts performance

Our ability to do things well suffers when we try to complete several tasks at once, but a series of experiments suggests that merely believing that we're multitasking may boost our performance by making us more engaged in ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Women are significantly better at multitasking than men

(Medical Xpress)—Women are better than men at carrying out multiple tasks according to new research from a team of psychologists including researchers from the University of Hertfordshire.

Psychology & Psychiatry

'Brain training' may boost working memory, but not intelligence

Brain training games, apps, and websites are popular and it's not hard to see why—who wouldn't want to give their mental abilities a boost? New research suggests that brain training programs might strengthen your ability ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Measuring preference for multitasking

A new study led by Elizabeth Poposki, Ph.D., assistant professor of psychology in the School of Science at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, may help employers identify employees who enjoy multitasking and ...