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Self-Esteem Can Be an Ego Trap

If your self-worth depends on success, you may be in for a fall. To feel good about yourself, think less about you and more about others

By Jennifer Crocker and Jessica J. Carnevale

How to Live with Voice Hearing

A student's journey from “normal” to “schizophrenic” and back highlights shortcomings in how our society deals with mental health

By Eleanor Longden

Why People Believe in Conspiracy Theories

Conspiracy theories offer easy answers by casting the world as simpler and more predictable than it is. Their popularity may pose a threat to societal well-being

By Sander van der Linden

How We Learn

Insights from psychology can make us better readers, writers and thinkers

By The Editors

Psychologists Identify the Best Ways to Study

Some study techniques accelerate learning, whereas others are just a waste of time--but which ones are which? An unprecedented review maps out the best pathways to knowledge

By John Dunlosky, Katherine A. Rawson, Elizabeth J. Marsh, Mitchell J. Nathan and Daniel T. Willingham

The Science of Handwriting

As we jettison the pen and pencil in a digital world, we are changing the way our brain thinks about writing

By Brandon Keim

New Techniques Make Math Fun for All

With the right lesson plan, teachers can turn struggling students into budding mathematicians. The secret is carefully guiding their adventure in numbers

By John Mighton


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