This is a quite remarkable book. It describes important research findings with startling implications for how we can improve our own learning, teaching, and coaching. Even more, it shows us how more positive attitudes toward our own abilities and the willingness to tackle the hard stuff enables us to achieve our goals. The compelling stories bring the ideas out of the lab and into the real world. --Robert Bjork, University of California, Los Angeles
"If you want to read a lively and engaging book on the science of learning, this is a must. [...] the narrative is seamless and polished. [...] This is a rich and resonant book and a pleasurable read that will leave you pondering the process through which you, and your students, acquire new knowledge and skills." --Hazel Christie, Times Higher Education, 3 April 2014
About the Author
Peter C. Brown is a writer and novelist in St. Paul, Minnesota.
Henry L. Roediger III is James S. McDonnell Distinguished University Professor of Psychology at Washington University in St. Louis.
Mark A. McDaniel is Professor of Psychology and Director of the Center for Integrative Research on Cognition, Learning, and Education (CIRCLE) at Washington University in St. Louis.