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Perceptual Bias

Many people perceive young black men to be larger and more physically threatening than similarly sized young white men, finds a study in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. In a series of seven experiments, researchers showed more...

NEW PRESCHOOL RESEARCH

Research Topic 1:Contagious Personality Preschool children become more similar to their closest playmates over time, finds a study in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. Researchers observed 53 three and four year-olds over the course of a school...

Gifted Children Skipping Grades

Gifted students can benefit from skipping grades (“acceleration”) and from being grouped with peers with similar skills (“ability grouping”), finds a meta-analysis in the Review of Educational Research. Researchers reviewed 125 studies on acceleration and 172 on ability grouping,...