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Educational Psychology News
December 11, 2019

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In learning new tasks, neuron networks in the brain of mice become more refined and selective. Charting changes in neural activity can help inform the design of better ... read more

How 'Knowing Less' Can Boost Language Development in Children

Children may learn new words better when they learn them in the context of other words they are just learning -- according to new research from the University of East Anglia. Researchers investigated ... read more

Only Half of US Children Get Enough Sleep During the Week

Only 48% of school age children in the United States get 9 hours of sleep most weeknights, according to new research. Those who do, the study suggests, are significantly more likely to show a ... read more

'Personalized DJ' Music Playlist Algorithm Matches Songs to Listeners' Changing Moods

Imagine having a disc jockey inside your computer who matches the music played to your current frame of mind. According to new research, machine ... read more
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Assistance During First Years of Biology Major Leads to Higher Retention of First-Gen Students

Assistance during the first years of a biology major leads to higher retention of first-generation ... read more

Machine Learning That Works Like a Dream

Researchers have developed a machine learning algorithm that classifies the sleep stages of mice with record accuracy. This work may be used to greatly enhance the field of sleep ... read more

Lithium Can Reverse Radiation Damage After Brain Tumor Treatment

Children who have received radiotherapy for a brain tumor can develop cognitive problems later in life. In their studies on mice, researchers have now shown that the drug lithium can help to reverse ... read more

Rich Resources of Private Schools Give Pupils Educational Advantage

Pupils in private schools do significantly better at A-levels compared to those in similar state schools -- according to the first known study into the current performance gap in upper secondary ... read more

One of the Most Challenging Problems in Educational Policy and Practice

Language proficiency has an important influence on learners' ability to answer scientific questions a new study has found. And this is particularly challenging for children from homes where ... read more

How Will Your Thinking and Memory Change With Age?

How well eight-year-olds score on a test of thinking skills may be a predictor of how they will perform on tests of thinking and memory skills when they are 70 years old, according to a study. The ... read more

Seizures in Babies: UVA Sheds Light on Why They Have Lifelong Effects

A doctor is using an elegant new approach to mapping brain activity to shed light on what happens during seizures in newborns that can lead to behavioral issues and learning disabilities much ... read more

Coordinated Brain Activation Supports Spatial Learning and Decision-Making

Specialized brain activation 'replays' the possible routes that rats can take as they navigate a space, helping them keep track of the paths they've already taken and choose among the ... read more

Machine Learning Leads to Novel Way to Track Tremor Severity in Parkinson's Patients

Physical exams only provide a snapshot of a Parkinson's patient's daily tremor experience. Scientists have developed algorithms that, combined with wearable sensors, can continuously ... read more

Should Preschool Writing Be More Communication and Less ABCs?

Writing instruction in early education should be about more than letter formation and penmanship, argue researchers who found preschool teachers don't often encourage writing for communication ... read more

Hormonal Contraceptives Affect the Efficacy of Exposure Therapy

Psychologists have studied in what way hormonal contraceptives affect the efficacy of anxiety therapy. They demonstrated that women who were on the pill benefited less from exposure therapy than ... read more

Faith, Truth and Forgiveness: How Your Brain Processes Abstract Thoughts

Researchers have leveraged machine learning to interpret human brain scans, allowing the team to uncover the regions of the brain behind how abstract concepts, like justice, ethics and consciousness, ... read more

Memory Training Builds Upon Strategy Use

Researchers have for the first time obtained clear evidence of the important role strategies have in memory training. Training makes participants adopt various strategies to manage the task, which ... read more

Prisoner's Dilemma Game Reveals Cooperation Leads to Leadership

Game theory has historically studied cooperation and hierarchy, and has sought to explain why individuals cooperate, even though they might be better off not to do so. Researchers now use a ... read more

College Leadership Training Programs Assessed

How effective are college programs designed to train the next generation of ... read more

Rethinking the Role of Technology in the Classroom

Introducing tablets and laptops to the classroom has certain educational virtues, according to one researcher, but her research suggests that tech has its limitations as well. A new study shows a ... read more

Assigning Workers to New Networks Boosts Sustainability

Innovation comes from people in different units who have new knowledge, and a new study about conservation organizations suggests encouraging employees to think and act outside network boxes from ... read more

Physical Activity in Lessons Improves Students' Attainment

Students who take part in physical exercises like star jumps or running on the spot during school lessons do better in tests than peers who stick to sedentary learning, according to a new ... read more

Deaf Infants More Attuned to Parent's Visual Cues

A new study finds that deaf infants exposed to American Sign Language are especially tuned to a parent's eye gaze, itself a social connection between parent and child that is linked to early ... read more

Early Reading in Spanish Helps Children Learn to Read English

Immigrant parents worry their children will struggle with reading and fret that as non-English speakers, they can't help. A new study shows that's simply not true. Reading to a young child ... read more

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