Psychology

See the Error, See the Individual — and See the Intervention

The guest editors of a special issue of the Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment explain how its scholarship helps is to understand what students’ errors on standardized tests of academic achievement tell us about teaching and learning, and how we can use this knowledge to inform the assessment process and development of educational interventions

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A Milestone for the Mainstreaming of LGBTQ Studies

Scholarly and public interest in the field of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer studies, as well as to the vast array of research being conducted on LGBTQ lives, relationships, and communities, has moved well into the mainstream of academe, says the editor of a new award-winning encyclopedia on the subject.

3 years ago
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Can We Replicate the Reported Crisis in Psychology?

The problems associated with modern psychology are longstanding and cultural, with researchers, reviewers, editors, journals and news-media all prioritizing and benefiting from the quest for novelty, says Keith Laws.

3 years ago
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Behavioral Science May Hold Some Keys to Climate Change

As we are often reminded, we urgently and drastically need to limit our use of one shared resource – fossil fuels – and its effect on another – the climate. But how realistic is this goal, both for national leaders and for us? Well, psychology may hold some answers.

4 years ago
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Bobo doll under attack

Psychologist Bandura Awarded National Science Medal

Stanford’s Albert Bandura, a psychologist who first gained acclaim for his study of learned violence involving a Bobo doll, has received one of seven National Medals of Science awarded by President Barack Obama this year.

4 years ago
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We Found Only a Third of Top-Drawer Psych Studies Reliable

A small but vocal contingent of researchers has maintained that many, perhaps most, published studies are wrong. But how bad is this problem, exactly? And what features make a study more or less likely to turn out to be true? A team of 270 researchers asked the question of published psychology studies.

4 years ago
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The APA Colluded on Torture. What Now?

The US tortured prisoners in the ‘War on Terror.’ That that a major health care association colluded in this, argues J. Wesley Boyd, is unconscionable.

4 years ago
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