Crystal Carlson

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A Stanford researcher’s 15-minute study hack lifts B+ students into the As

Policy makers, tech executives, teachers, and parents are forever trying to find new ways to improve kids’ performance at school. Schools design and redesign curricula, teachers embrace and reject new learning technologies, and parents plot ways to get their kids to study more.<p>One novel solution …

Pedagogy

6 Cognitive Biases That Are Messing Up Your Decision Making

Forewarned is forearmed: The human mind is riddled with dangerous blind spots and illogical shortcuts.<p>Over millions of years of evolution you'd think your brain would have gotten pretty good at thinking. But the truth is natural selection hasn't been nudging our brains to be ever more rational. …

Thinking of retraining as a teacher? Do it. But do your homework first | Claire Soares

Like the journalist Lucy Kellaway, I made a new career for myself in the classroom. I have no regrets – despite the challenges<p>When I left the newsroom for the classroom, my farewell present, in keeping with journalistic tradition, was a personalised spoof front page. The gaggle of foreign …

Teaching

The brains of kids with PTSD are different, study shows

The brains of children with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) have structural differences not seen in the brains of typical kids, a new study …

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How to Become a Cognitive Neuroscientist<p><i>by Van Thompson</i><p>Cognitive neuroscience is a relatively new field that blends elements of psychology, biology, …

Ideas for Using Minecraft in the Classroom

Make History Come Alive<p>There are many already-created three-dimensional replica structures, like the Roman Colosseum and the Globe Theatre in London, …

The Epidemic of Worry

We’ve had a tutorial on worry this year. The election campaign isn’t really about policy proposals, issue solutions or even hope. It’s led by two candidates who arouse gargantuan anxieties, fear and hatred in their opponents.<p>As a result, some mental health therapists are reporting that …

World Health Organization

A Harvard psychologist says too many people think about happiness all wrong

Generally speaking, trying hard is a great way to achieve most of what you want in life.<p>Put in more effort at work and your prospects for a promotion will almost definitely improve — at least more than they would if you simply accepted the status quo of being a slacker.<p>Date a lot of people and …

Living Rooms

A top psychologist says there's only one way to become the best in your field — but not everyone agrees

As a teenager in Sweden, Anders Ericsson used to play chess against one of his classmates, a boy considerably worse at the game than Ericsson. Every time they'd play, Ericsson would trounce him.<p>Then one day, the classmate beat him.<p>Ericsson wanted to know: What exactly had the boy done to improve …

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Mindfulness: the craze sweeping through schools is now at a university near you

Even Cambridge is offering sessions to combat an increase in student stress. But is mindfulness, as some critics insist, just a silly fad?<p>Slowly take a raisin and examine every wrinkle and fold of its surface. Feel its texture with your fingers. Inhale its scent. Squeeze it and hear how it sounds. …

A neuroscientist explains why you should stop listening to music while you work

I've been absolutely amazed by how much more productive and creative I am with Pandora's Mozart or "classical guitar" station playing quietly in the background.<p>Curious as to what exactly was going on in my brain during these listening sessions, I reached out to Daniel Levitin, a cognitive …

How psychopaths can save your life

The right balance of ruthlessness and cool can make people heroes rather than killers, says psychologist Kevin Dutton<p>I once met a man who told me this: “In the operating theatre I am reborn: as a cold, heartless machine, totally at one with scalpel, drill and saw. Emotion is entropy and seriously …

These 2 editing strategies help cure my blindness to dumb writing mistakes

My least favorite part about writing is how blind I can get.<p>The more time I spend with a piece, the harder it is to see the words with fresh eyes. I miss mistakes that would be obvious to anyone — except me.<p>The psychological research on concentration suggests so-called "disfluency" promotes deeper …

The Surprising Science of Praise

As parents, we love to praise our children. When a daughter or son has succeeded in something at school, at home or in an activity, we love telling them, "You're so smart!" "You're so talented!" "You're the best!"<p>After all, reinforcing a child's success with praise is good for them, right? Well, …

A Simple Tip That Will Enable You to 'Read' a Lot More Books

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>We can all agree that reading is important. After all, they say the average CEO reads 60 books a year. I'm not sure that's healthy, as I'd rather read one book and actually implement it than 60 books and only gleen one or two tips. But …

Careers

The 15 best apps for keeping your life in order

These apps aren't like that. They will help you remember everything from your keys, to your bills, to where you first met someone. They can even improve your memory.<p>Taken together, these 15 apps tackle forgetfulness through all different parts of your life.

Apps