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I often write about research studies from various fields and how they can be applied to the classroom. I write individual posts about ones that I think are especially significant, and will continue to do so. However, so many studies are published that it’s hard to keep up. So I’ve started writing a “round-up” of some of them each week or every other week as a regular feature.

By the way, you might also be interested in My Best Posts On New Research Studies In 2013.

Here are some new useful studies (and related resources):

A Simple Daily Intervention Decreases Employee Stress is from The Harvard Business Review. Here’s an excerpt:

Stress levels and physical complaints declined by roughly 15% after employees were directed to spend 10 minutes writing about three things that had gone well each day, says a team of researchers led by Joyce E. Bono of the University of Florida.

I’m adding this info to The Best Resources For Learning About Teens & Stress.

Useful Science looks like a great website — it’s visually attractive and provides short summaries of recent research, along with links to the original research. The research is divided into categories, and education is one of them.

Learning To Think Outside The Box is an article in The New York Times about creativity. The article briefly discusses research, but an online test it provides for users to evaluated their own creativity is particularly interesting. It also has additional multimedia resources. I’m adding it to The Best Sources Of Advice On Helping Students Strengthen & Develop Their Creativity.

Multiple-Choice Tests Hinder Critical Thinking. Should They Be Used in Science Classes? is a report on recent research from Real Clear Science.

Why “Just Say No” Doesn’t Work is from Scientific American.

5 key things to know about meta-analysis is from Scientific American. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Understanding How To Interpret Education Research.

Understanding Educational Research is by Walt Gardner at Ed Week. I’m adding it to the same list.

We Didn’t Eat the Marshmallow. The Marshmallow Ate Us. is from The New York Times, and makes some interesting points about the famous marshmallow experiment. I’m adding it to The Best Posts About Helping Students Develop Their Capacity For Self-Control.