Study Math Better Using Psychology: Tips & Guidelines

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A number of psychological findings can be used to improve mathematical understanding and mathematical performance. Here is a broad summary of the best math study tips, applications of psychological processes, and learning guidelines. Let’s dive right in. Use scaffolding techniques: It’s a fancy word for getting help & support. But, the help, here, is incomplete. …

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Brain-Based Learning: Theory, Strategies, And Concepts

One of the strongest applications of research in psychology, neuroscience, and cognitive science is brain-based learning. It allows us to leverage research on how the brain learns in creating a new set of guiding principles for learning, teaching, training, and education. What is Brain-Based Learning? Brain-based learning is a paradigm of learning which addresses student …

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7 Practical ways students can manage exam stress and school Stress [Guest Post]

How to reduce student stress and school stress

As a student, you are probably worrying about the non-stop barrage of demanding tasks, project deadlines, and forthcoming exams. To make things worse, you probably are not prepared to take exams which creates a whole different class of stress called exam stress. The demands can cause a longterm study-life imbalance. The pressure can lead to …

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The Worst and The Best Study Tips & Habits based on Psychological Research [How-To]

The best and worst study techniques, study tips, and skills

I’m going to keep this post crisp and crunchy. We’ll first begin with the worst study habits and then move toward the best study habits & tips. What we are about to look at is thoroughly supported by scientific research. TL;DR at the end. I’m writing this post after studying over 250 research papers. I …

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How to Increase Productivity? The Ultimate Psychological Guide

The ultimate guide on how to get better at work and increase productivity

You know, people have been giving productivity advice for ages. People have published so many books which outline tips on how to increase productivity. This article is going to take a different approach. I am going to show you how to be productive using psychological insights. Not copying the habits of Bill Gates or Steve …

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Inquiry based learning in the 21st century

Inquiry based learning research, discovery based teaching

A number of learning systems exist today. Educational psychologists, as well as allied psychology researchers from cognitive science labs and rehabilitation centers, have invested a lot of time in studying how people should learn effectively. Over 500,000 results: articles/books/discussions from researchgate.net show up via google search. That is a lot and that is just one database. …

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5 scientific study tips and techniques: Interleaving, spaced-repetition, retrieval practice…

Best study techniques: A guide on how to study

The average person spends 6-8 years of their life studying formally. This is, in fact, largely spread over 20 years of education and a 30-year career. A lot more of skill-learning happens based on the person’s career choice. In essence, you’d be spending 11-18% of your life acquiring information and skills (I did some rough …

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Is listening to music while studying a good idea? Yes & No.

Is listening to music while studying a good idea?

Music while studying – good or bad? Decide after reading these guidelines. A little bit of research went into concluding what I am about to say, I even tested some hypotheses (unpublished & for fun). These guidelines will help you decide if listening to music while studying is good for you or not. A word …

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