Teaching Tips

How Should Students Study? Tips, Advice, and Pitfalls

It has happened to all of us in some form or another. A student comes to our office (or emails, calls, or texts) and says “I studied so hard for your exam and I still only got a __ (insert low grade here). What should I do?” How should you respond?... More>

Cover Story

Beauty is in the Mind of the Beholder

There’s no getting around it — in this world you’re better off being good-looking. At all ages and walks of life, attractive people are judged more favorably, treated better, and cut more slack. Beauty really is more than skin deep, our brain is predisposed to be a beauty detector that navigates our social interactions and life decisions.... More>

Presidential Column

Making the Most of Online Searches

On the face of it, you’d think that searching on a modern search engine such as Google is a pretty simple and straightforward skill. And mostly, you’d be right. It’s the exceptions that are interesting. We’ve all had the experience of trying to find something that we just can’t quite seem to nail down. ... More>

Member Article

The Right Fit


As a social psychologist, I have always thought of myself as someone who was acutely aware of the power of the social situation to shape individual behavior. And yes, I admit that I have oftentimes (privately) felt as if I had an advantage over those outside of our field in being aware of often overlooked social cues that are as important as personality when deliberating on impressions and accounting for human behavior.... More>

Observer Article

APS Janet Taylor Spence Award Recipients 2011

The APS Board of Directors is pleased to announce the 2011 recipients of the APS Janet Taylor Spence Award for Transformative Early Career Contributions, in recognition of the significant impact their work is having in the field of psychological science. The award recognizes the creativity and innovative work of promising scientists who represent the bright future ahead for psychological science.... More>