Annie Murphy Paul

Annie Murphy Paul is a fellow at the New America Foundation and the author of the forthcoming book Brilliant: The Science of How We Get Smarter.

Future Tense
Sept. 17 2014 11:14 AMHow Does That Geometry Problem Make You Feel?Computer tutors that can read students’ emotions.
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Sept. 3 2014 1:35 PMFun for All Ages?Designing an intergenerational educational game is harder than it looks.
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Aug. 22 2014 11:16 AMGet Tech Out of SchoolsStudents interact plenty with technology outside of classrooms, so let’s leave it there.
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Aug. 6 2014 1:30 PMYour Two Kinds of MemoryTeaching students when to use electronic memory, and when to go organic.
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July 23 2014 11:30 AMBill Gates Is an Autodidact. You’re Probably Not.Ed tech promoters need to understand how most of us learn.
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July 10 2014 7:56 AMThe Body LearnsFor years we’ve been telling kids to sit still and pay attention. That’s all wrong. 
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June 25 2014 11:48 AMEducational Technology Isn’t Leveling the Playing FieldIn fact, it’s making achievement gaps even bigger.
The XX Factor
Feb. 28 2014 10:23 AMWhy Are Girls Nervous About Math? Maybe Because Moms Are, Too.
Aug. 22 2011 6:47 AMWho's Afraid of Digital Natives?Let's not get intimidated by kids and their Internet savvy.
Sept. 30 2010 10:29 AMInviting Raffish Scientists to the Party
Sept. 27 2010 10:12 AMWhat We Learned About Pregnancy From Project Ice Storm
The Slate Gist
May 2 2006 3:37 PMListening to ProzacHow do new disorders get into the DSM?
Future Tense
Sept. 10 2014 11:50 AMThe MOOC Gender GapOnline learning may be different for girls, but not in cognitive ways.
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Aug. 27 2014 11:07 AMTeaching Computer Science Without Touching a Computer
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Aug. 13 2014 12:07 PMWhy Students Prefer to Learn From a MachineRobo-readers aren’t as good as human readers—they’re better.
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July 30 2014 11:49 AMFreedom Online Is an IllusionHow to teach kids to be suspicious of tech companies? Appeal to their rebelliousness.
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July 16 2014 12:37 PMPutting Teachers at the Center of Education TechnologyThis great program needs only a TV and VCR—no iPads necessary.
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July 1 2014 11:49 PMWhy Schools’ Efforts to Block the Internet Are So Laughably LameAnd why it’s seriously important to keep students off Facebook.
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March 13 2014 1:20 PMCognitive Science Tells Us That Speed-Reading Apps Have a Huge Drawback
May 3 2013 10:45 AMYou’ll Never Learn!Students can’t resist multitasking, and it’s impairing their memory.
Dec. 27 2010 8:26 AMFetal MonitorsA history of ideas about the fetus overlooks the actual unborn baby.
Sept. 28 2010 7:16 AMMore Research on Pregnancy, Less Guilt!
Aug. 12 2008 7:05 AMWhat's Wrong With Environmental AlarmismHow to mobilize, but not paralyze, the public with fear.



Blacks Don’t Have a Corporal Punishment Problem

Americans do. But when blacks exhibit the same behaviors as others, it becomes part of a greater black pathology. 

I Bought the Huge iPhone. I’m Already Thinking of Returning It.

Scotland Is Just the Beginning. Expect More Political Earthquakes in Europe.

Lifetime Didn’t Think the Steubenville Rape Case Was Dramatic Enough

So they added a little self-immolation.

Two Damn Good, Very Different Movies About Soldiers Returning From War

Medical Examiner

The Most Terrifying Thing About Ebola 

The disease threatens humanity by preying on humanity.

Students Aren’t Going to College Football Games as Much Anymore, and Schools Are Getting Worried

The Good Wife Is Cynical, Thrilling, and Grown-Up. It’s Also TV’s Best Drama.

  News & Politics
Sept. 19 2014 9:15 PM Chris Christie, Better Than Ever
Sept. 19 2014 6:35 PM Pabst Blue Ribbon is Being Sold to the Russians, Was So Over Anyway
Atlas Obscura
Sept. 19 2014 1:10 PM Ascension Island: Home of Lava Fields, a False Forest, and the World's Worst Golf Course
  Double X
The XX Factor
Sept. 19 2014 3:07 PM Everything Is a "Women's Issue"
  Slate Plus
Slate Picks
Sept. 19 2014 12:00 PM What Happened at Slate This Week? The Slatest editor tells us to read well-informed skepticism, media criticism, and more.
Brow Beat
Sept. 19 2014 4:48 PM You Should Be Listening to Sbtrkt
Future Tense
Sept. 19 2014 5:03 PM White House Chief Information Officer Will Run U.S. Ebola Response
  Health & Science
Medical Examiner
Sept. 19 2014 5:09 PM Did America Get Fat by Drinking Diet Soda?   A high-profile study points the finger at artificial sweeteners.
Sports Nut
Sept. 18 2014 11:42 AM Grandmaster Clash One of the most amazing feats in chess history just happened, and no one noticed.