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Novel approach for psychologists

Edited by Jill Wright,

novel approach for psychologists

A recent article in the American Psychology Association journal Monitor on four psychologists who moonlight as novelists offered some useful insights on the healing power of reading. As an inveterate reader myself, I'm always delighted to find anything that eases one's conscience about leaving the busy world and curling up with a good book - or in my case a...

New study tips from cognitive and educational psychology

Edited by Jill Wright,

A research paper released early this year by cognitive and educational psychologists has some practical clues for students: easy-to-use study techniques that actually work ... and advice on some widely accepted ones that don't work. You might start by throwing away your highlighter and creating some flash cards. A friend of mine who recently studied Mandarin highly recommends a computer-based...