KEY FEATURES: A student-friendly writing style makes the content more approachable for readers to retain. Personal stories from fellows of the Association of Psychological Science (APS) convey to readers that even the most distinguished experts make mistakes that can be avoided through examination. Critical thinking questions give students the opportunity to reflect on preceding essays. Stories from all areas of psychology appeal to learners beyond subfields of psychology.

Failure to Recognize Surface Differences Doesn’t Necessarily Imply Underlying Processing Differences

Failure to Recognize Surface Differences Doesn’t Necessarily Imply Underlying Processing Differences

Ovid J. L. Tzeng

Back in 1972, during my last year of PhD study at Pennsylvania State University, I took an advanced seminar course on educational Psychology taught by Professor Francis J. Di Vesta, who was a star teacher in the Department of Educational Psychology. I enjoyed and learned a great deal from his lectures and discussion among the graduate students in the class. In the middle of the spring quarter, Professor Di Vesta gave me a mid-term assignment, in which I was asked to review the literature on learning to read. He specifically wanted me to find out whether there are differences in learning to read ...

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