Working in Schools

Working in Schools
The science of psychology is re-examining how people learn and helping facilitate peak performance in the classroom, on the playing field, and in other situations that require physical and mental execution.

Psychology’s Impact

Psychological science plays a critical role in helping us understand how people gather and process information. Psychologists use scientific research to address issues that are crucial to educational success in every setting where people learn.

The data that psychologists gather about how we retain new information are often applied to help people achieve peak performance in school, at work, in sports, at home and in every facet of our lives. Information about how we learn can be used to improve teacher instructional methods, refine testing processes, shape workplace training programs, and guide coaching and training for sports teams, both on and off the field.


Teaching and Learning Psychology

Psychology of Teaching and Learning

Psychologists working in education study how people learn and retain knowledge. They apply psychological science to improve the learning process and promote educational success for all students.
Quantitative Psychology Designs Research Methods to Test Complex Issues

Quantitative Psychology

Quantitative psychologists study and develop the methods and techniques used to measure human behavior and other attributes. Their work involves the statistical and mathematical modeling of psychological processes, the design of research studies and the analysis of psychological data.

Research in Action

Psychologists and neuroscientists are using new techniques to identify the source of language and reading problems such as dyslexia in the brain and create innovative new therapies to significantly improve children's language learning and reading.

Undoing Dyslexia via Video Games

Technologies such as functional magnetic resonance imaging help us better understand impairments in the dyslexic brain.
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