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What could improve our children’s mathematics and science abilities?

Locus of control (LOC) is part of one's personality. It describes how an individual reacts to their circumstances. Psychologists measure it on a scale, at the high end of which are individuals known as externally oriented, and, at the other end, the internally oriented. The... click to read more

  • Jean Golding | Emeritus Professor at Paediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology, University of Bristol, Bristol, UK
Views 391
Reading time 3 min
published on Sep 6, 2019
The language we speak is the lens through which we see the world

Memory plays a crucial role in our lives: we do not only need memory to recall the knowledge acquired before an exam, but also to know where our home is located, and even who our friends and family are. In the absence of important diseases,... click to read more

  • Federica Amici | Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig, Germany
Views 435
Reading time 3 min
published on Sep 2, 2019
Screen time and developmental delays in children: a chicken or egg problem

Technology is now entrenched in the lives of children. Children aged 0-8 are spending over 2 hours per day in front of screens and 98% of children live in a home with an internet-connected device. But what is the impact that technology has on child... click to read more

  • Camille Mori | M.Sc. student at Department of Psychology, University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada
  • Sheri Madigan | Professor at Department of Psychology, University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Views 1352
Reading time 3.5 min
published on May 27, 2019
Our own choices generate biases for subsequent decisions

Human judgment and decision-making is strongly shaped by biases. Intriguingly, some of those biases result from the choices we have made in the past. Having committed a categorical judgment, we no longer interpret new information neutrally but are biased to confirm our initial judgment. You... click to read more

  • Bharath Chandra Talluri | PhD student at Department of Neurophysiology and Pathophysiology, University Medical Center Hamburg- Eppendorf, Hamburg, Germany
  • Anne E. Urai | Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, New York, USA
  • Tobias H. Donner | Professor at University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf, Hamburg, Germany
Views 2974
Reading time 4 min
published on Apr 8, 2019
Norwegian IQ scores are falling – but genes are not to blame

IQ captures the tendency of people to score well or poorly on tests of seemingly different cognitive abilities. Research shows that high scorers also tend to do better in life, achieving more education and earning higher incomes, with reduced risk of unemployment, poor health, and... click to read more

  • Bernt Bratsberg | Senior Research Fellow at The Ragnar Frisch Centre for Economic Research, Department of Economics, University of Oslo, Norway
  • Ole Rogeberg | Senior Research Fellow at The Ragnar Frisch Centre for Economic Research, Department of Economics, University of Oslo, Norway
Views 1558
Reading time 4 min
published on Mar 20, 2019