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Regan A. R. Gurung Ph.D.
How do you take notes? Are your children taking notes during remote learning? Is writing notes out longhand the empirically proven way to go? Not anymore. Take note.
How can students get ready for another round of remote learning? Psychological science provides some tips.
There are some psychological tools to help you cope with the weeks ahead. Here are some ways to get ready.
What are the key ways to learn well during the pandemic. Take note.
Five seconds may be all it takes for someone to make a snap judgment about you. Can clothing also lead to prejudice? New research says yes.
Complaints about online teaching abound from teachers and students. There is a silver lining, but we have to focus in on it.
When is the last time you wore clothing with buttons or a zip? Sweats are comfy but can they hinder coping? All things in moderation and some things need to be added to cope well.
It can take months to learn how to teach online. Now faculty around the country have days to move their teaching from face-to-face settings to completely online. Here is a primer.
Can what you dislike be good for you? Of course. You may hate active learning, but you learn better from it.
The science of learning has shown that meshing learning styles with teaching styles is not important but apparently even teachers still think it key.
Ever find yourself going to the mall without something specific to buy, but ending up with a lot? Many different psychological theories explain why this may be the case.
Why are some people able to be dishonest with frequency? Apparently the same factors that make good behavior more likely can help explain bad behavior.
The last day of class is not something to rush through. Educators should not waste the opportunity to give students meaningful learning.
It is easy to get lost in a disappointing playoff game. A loss seems horrible. Let's think about the other things around us that are truly more in need of our attention.
Teachers and parents struggle to get kids to study and eat their vegetables. Apparently, the trick is good old-fashioned bribery—or reward, to be more specific.
Before you follow the latest research study results, be aware of key issues. Beyond replication problems, there is now evidence of misconduct and more.
Are you tempted to cancel appointments? There is interesting psychology behind why people cancel.
Want to give your kid the tools to succeed for the new academic year? Surprise them by telling them to get crazy—as long as they plan it out.
We are bombarded by political news everywhere we turn. Often our friends and coworkers share more than we can handle. How do you deal with friends' political views on social media?
Are you hassled for being a procrastinator? Perhaps you can use it to your advantage, with a few tweaks. Procrastination could be productive.
Do women who do not follow dress code suffer consequences? The removal of the swimsuit component of the Miss America Pageant shines a light on the subject.
Regan A. R. Gurung, Ph.D., is the Director of General Psychology and Interim Executive Director for the Center for Teaching and Learning at Oregon State University.