How Do Students Decide When to Submit SAT Scores to Colleges?

The COVID-19 pandemic may have fundamentally altered many aspects of education. One less appreciated area of focus is on how the college admissions process has been affected. Recent books by Jeffrey Selingo on who gets in and why, Ron Lieber on the price you pay, and Colin Diver on the influence of the ranking industry, all provide current overviews of the landscape, …

How Do Students Decide When to Submit SAT Scores to Colleges? Read More »

Science Says Flipping This Mindset Switch Will Help You Save Money, Starting Today

If you want to save money to start a business, you’re in good company. The majority of small businesses are funded through savings; one out of three small businesses launched with less than $5,000 in startup capital.  Hoping to save money also matters after you start a business. Some small businesses take years to turn a profit, and a huge percentage …

Science Says Flipping This Mindset Switch Will Help You Save Money, Starting Today Read More »

Are We Still Monogamous? And 6 Other Questions to Ask Your Partner.

The past two-plus years have been universally tumultuous, and couples therapists say they have been dealing with the fallout in their practices every day. Even now, when the pandemic no longer dominates daily life, many Americans continue to work, shop and do so much online that they count on their partners to meet their social …

Are We Still Monogamous? And 6 Other Questions to Ask Your Partner. Read More »

The Challenge of Waiting, in Any Culture

Fifty years ago, Walter Mischel and colleagues wanted to measure how well young children could resist temptation. He invented the famous “marshmallow” test. Children could either eat one marshmallow right away or wait 15 minutes and get two marshmallows. Four-year-olds agonized over the decision, sitting on their hands or turning their heads away from the …

The Challenge of Waiting, in Any Culture Read More »

How ‘Ghosting’ Is Linked to Mental Health

Check your phone. Are there any unanswered texts, snaps or direct messages that you’re ignoring? Should you reply? Or should you “ghost” the person who sent them? Ghosting happens when someone cuts off all online communication with someone else without an explanation. Instead, like a ghost, they just vanish. The phenomenon is common on social …

How ‘Ghosting’ Is Linked to Mental Health Read More »

SAGE 10-Year Impact Awards Honor Two APS Articles

Two 2011 APS journal articles exploring the rise of Amazon Mechanical Turk (MTurk) and the risk of accepting false-positive findings have received SAGE Publishing’s third annual 10-Year Impact Awards. With more than 11,600 citations between them, the two APS articles, along with a third published in the Scandinavian Journal of Public Health, are the most …

SAGE 10-Year Impact Awards Honor Two APS Articles Read More »

When Is the Deadline for the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program? Your Complete Guide

NSF GRFP details are subject to change, so be sure to consult NSF’s official program solicitation for current information. Every year since 1952, the National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) has offered fellowships to US citizens, nationals, and permanent residents in the early stages of their scientific training—individuals who are enrolled in, …

When Is the Deadline for the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program? Your Complete Guide Read More »

Feelings of Belonging May Indicate Students’ Risk of Depression

Social support is essential to well-being, but research suggests that this connection can manifest in many different ways, each with its own unique influence on mental health. In the case of depression, our sense of belonging may serve as a particularly strong predictor of well-being, reported Janine M. Dutcher (Carnegie Mellon University) and colleagues in …

Feelings of Belonging May Indicate Students’ Risk of Depression Read More »

Culture Affects Kids’ Ability to Delay Gratification

Overcoming impulses to enjoy immediate rewards in order to get later benefits is fundamental to achieving goals. Researchers often measure the delaying of gratification with well-known “marshmallow task,” in which children must resist the urge to eat one treat now in order to get more treats later. Individual differences in this task predict important later life …

Culture Affects Kids’ Ability to Delay Gratification Read More »

Scroll to Top