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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Teaching aids and Instructional materials- tools for teachers and students

Teaching aids and instructional materials

Psychologists, designers, educationalists, and many professors around the world work on improving the quality of education because a lot depends on the education of a whole generation. The resources a teacher uses while teaching play a role in how students learn. Motivation, stimulation, retention, interest, actionable learning, etc. can vary based on how the act …

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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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Mental models – A way to unlock genius

Mental model - how to think in creative processes

Mental models or Mental model thinking can help you learn better, get creative, and gain immense insight into the world. For a minute, think that your mind is a blank canvas.    But that can’t be true. You are alive and are learning something, absorbing some information, this information.    Let’s now put that blank …

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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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How to improve your memory and remembering capacity?

How to improve memory and remembering capacity

Here are some tips and tricks to improve your memory – general ability to remember, and the skill of memorizing specific things. When we speak of improving memory, two things come to mind. These are 2 unique aspects of memory.  Let me distinguish these two aspects of memory first: Studies in Psychology show these as …

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How to learn new words easily and gain fluency

Developed Language is a fascinating human construct. It is so grounded in the making of our species that we have┬ádedicated brain regions┬áthat facilitate it. It seems that memetic & genetic processes endow us with an intuitive sense of meaning in communication & grammar. With this endowment and the context in which we learn our first …

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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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