Because psychological research has added to our understanding of human learning and abilities, it should be possible to apply what has been discovered to our own daily lives, in ways that benefit our everyday activities as students and learners. This chapter examines ways in which this can be done. We start with a reminder that people’s effectiveness as learners and students is affected by broader influences such as motivation and personality. Then we turn to the activity of studying, examining the practices that make someone into a successful learner. Finally, the chapter provides useful information relating to some of the many study skills and activities on which learners depend.