Psychology

More Stories in Psychology

  1. Psychology

    You should guess answers to your homework before searching online

    Over a span of 11 years, an increasing share of students performed more poorly on exams than on their homework. Online homework help may explain why.

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  2. Brain

    Confidence can make you miss important information

    Being confident can feed a confirmation bias in us, new studies show. This bias can make your brain ignore other people’s ideas and any conflicting information.

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  3. Psychology

    A secret of science: Mistakes boost understanding

    Everyone makes mistakes. It turns out that how you view them says a lot about how — and how much — you’ll learn.

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  4. Psychology

    Top 10 tips on how to study smarter, not longer

    Here are 10 tips — all based on science — about what tends to help us learn and remember most effectively.

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  5. Microbes

    Some deep-seafloor microbes still alive after 100 million years!

    Some starving microbes nap while awaiting their next meal. For some living miles below the ocean surface, that nap may exceed 100 million years.

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  6. Brain

    A bit of stress may help young people build resilience

    A comfortable life may sound fun but may not be so healthy in the long run. A study in monkeys shows there may be a ‘sweet spot’ when it comes to stress.

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  7. Brain

    Puberty may reboot the brain and behaviors

    Facing adversity early in life can hurt how children learn to deal with stress. Puberty can sometimes offer a chance to reset how the body responds to stress, returning it to normal.

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  8. Humans

    Let’s learn about bias

    People can be biased, even if they don’t think they are. Luckily, there are ways to fight our biases.

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  9. Brain

    Sleep helps teens cope with discrimination

    Good sleep helps teens better deal with racial and ethnic discrimination.

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