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Prof. Arryn Robbins publishes article in Frontiers for Young Minds

  • Prof. Arryn Robbins

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Anthony Barnhart

July 25, 2019

The Department of Psychological Science is interested not just in educating Carthage students, but also in promoting the public understanding of psychological science. To that end, Prof. Arryn Robbins, postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Psychological Science, recently published a paper in a unique journal called Frontiers for Young Minds. According to the journal:

“We seek to connect curious minds to the experts and information that will motivate them to ask informed and critical questions about real science throughout their lives. By working directly with scientists, we ensure that our content is of the highest quality. By working directly with kids, we help foster curiosity both in and out of the classroom and engage the next generation of citizens and scientists…Frontiers for Young Minds provides a collection of freely available scientific articles by distinguished scientists that are shaped for younger audiences by the input of their own young peers.”

Prof. Robbins’s article, “Using your brain (not just your eyes) to find lost objects,” provided a review of research in visual search behaviors written to be accessible to students in middle school and above. The paper went through a typical scientific peer review process, but two of the peer reviewers were students at elementary and high schools who reviewed the paper with the help of their teachers.

Prof. Robbins is currently working with Carthage psychology students to write another piece for the journal which they hope to submit soon. She previously published a similar outreach piece on the technology of eye tracking in Scientific American MIND.