Drifting Away: The Cognitive Benefits—and Perils—of Mind-Wandering

You’re in the middle of a meeting or driving to work and your mind drifts off to… …chores on your to-do list, or …a recent argument with a friend, or …the grand possibilities of your future life. You may not

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Tech in the Classroom: Is Virtual Reality Likely to Help Learning?

Educators have long hoped that that technology holds great promise to move the educational system away from the 19th century factory model to something more apt for our globalized and digitized society. The internet is rife with articles exclaiming that

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The Power of the Pen: A Simple Exercise that Can Make a Big Difference

In 1988 psychologist James Pennebaker1 and his colleagues conducted a study with somewhat of a counterintuitive design: 50 college students were randomly assigned to write about either a personal topic or an assigned topic that was far less emotional. Their

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The Waiting Game: Why Students Procrastinate and What To Do About It

Ah, April what a beautiful time of year! We have all heard the jingle: April showers bring May…test preparation?! Yes, that’s right, it’s that time of year again for students and teachers in high schools and colleges across the country.

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