The connection between skills training and general intelligence explored

Most cognitive abilities are positively related to psychology research has found. This means that a person that has developed reasoning abilities also generally has better skills in e.g. vocabulary. This factor has been termed “G” or general intelligence, but how this underlying mechanism develops has remained in the shadows until now. G-factor explored To find out what the g-factor really is scientists from Cambridge University has performed a longitude study. Where 785 people, ages 14… Continue reading

Screen time has no impact on Teen’s Well-being, new research

In a massive study both in-depth and in-scope from Oxford University, the hypothesis of that long screen time is leading to psychological problems for teens are proven a myth. This contradicts several studies that have been published during recent years that have formed the basis for public and political discussions. In the Oxford study, these studies are proven to rest on weak methodological foundation including often with a too low number of participants in the… Continue reading

How smartphones can improve social science

Ten years ago, a new dimension of design thinking was launched. It was when Steve Jobs introduced its coming revolution on the mobile phone market. The iPhone did not only offer a new design and integration of new functionality. But it also worked to redesign human behaviour. Tania Lombrozo is a psychology professor at the University of California, writes about smartphone technology to revolutionize behavioural science: “That’s because, for the first time in human history,… Continue reading

Psychology of the new Working Life – Three trends

Psychology of Millennials The most important bonus Millennials want in their working life, according to research from Bersin by Deloitte, is not cash bonuses or greater vacation allowances, but instead, it is more relevant training and development (T&D) opportunities. 22% preferred T&D before more flexible hours (19%), cash bonuses (14%) and greater vacation allowances (8%). 66% of the Millennials also want to be creative in their workplace and 80% want appraisals on their performance from… Continue reading

The impact of Characters in Storytelling, new research

New research from McMaster University in Canada shows new interesting results on the impact of one of the most ancient and engaging art forms, namely storytelling. The focus of the research was the mechanisms of storytelling and the results show: “… that no matter how a narrative is expressed—through words, gestures or drawings—our brains relate best to the characters, focusing on the thoughts and feelings of the protagonist of each story.” This means that people… Continue reading

Understanding the impact of Gamification with Psychology models

A multi-disciplinary research team from the University of Minnesota, USA, University of Waterloo, Canada, University of Ontario Institute of Technology, Canada, Old Dominion University, USA and University of Basel, Switzerland has developed a research method to use psychology models to research the impact of gamification. The purpose to improve research of gamified mechanisms used in learning, user experience design in general, healthcare and government. Where the mind of the user when interacting in a gamified experience now… Continue reading

The benefits of Action Games for Skills Development, new research

eLearningworld News Perception, attention and reaction time is all being trained when playing action games a new study shows from an international research project lead by the University of Geneva. The research is based on 15 years of data from action games to measure how these impact cognitive abilities. The result shows that the 8970 individuals between the ages of 6 to 40 years old that produced the data by playing action games experienced significant… Continue reading

Psychology Research in a Virtual Reality environment with Eye-tracking

eLearningworld News “When we search for a specific object in a scene, we seem to have developed a precise idea of where to look for and find certain things,” Professor Melissa Le-Hoa Vo, psychologist at Goethe University Frankfurt conclude from her recent research that can be used in several fields. To reach this conclusion the team has used eye-tracking technology in a 3D virtual reality environment. Eye tracking is used to monitor human perception since… Continue reading

Future school: Social and emotional learning to develop five crucial skills

eLearningworld News Professor Mark Greenberg at Penn State University identify three reasons to integrate social and emotional learning (SEL) in schools in an article in the special issue of the journal The Future of Children: “First, schools are ideal sites for interventions with children. Second, school-based SEL programs can improve students’ competence, enhance their academic achievement, and make them less likely to experience future behavioral and emotional problems. Third, evidence-based SEL interventions in all schools… Continue reading

Latest News: New Study shows the Magic behind Memory and Learning

eLearningworld News from US Neuroscience and psychology research is brought together in a new study from the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) on how sleep is affecting the memory. The result of the study shows that there are compelling evidence to support the model that sleep reduces the forgetting signal in the brain. Deeper sleep levels make dopamine neurons become less reactive to stimuli and this leads to more stable memories, which… Continue reading