Observer Article

Student Events at 18th Annual Convention

The 18th Annual Convention featured a full slate of student-oriented events produced by the APS Student Caucus Board in collaboration with the APS staff and student-affiliate members. The program included […]... More>


Observer Article

David Myers on Teaching Psychological Science Through Writing

David Myers, Hope College, was prevailed upon to deliver the inaugural APS Lecture on Teaching Psychology at the APS 18th Annual Convention. His address, “Teaching Psychological Science Through Writing,” focused […]... More>


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Bad Apples or Bad Barrels? Zimbardo on ‘The Lucifer Effect’

It is rare when a social scientist actually embraces theologically loaded words like “good” or “evil.” Most prefer to speak in more muted terms of violence and aggression, or use […]... More>


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Steps Toward a Science of Well-Being

Are you happy right now? Is reading this article an enjoyable use of your time or are you already reaching to turn the page? What about your life in general? […]... More>


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Eating into the Nation’s Obesity Epidemic

“What product does the slogan ‘Melts in your mouth, not in your hand’ belong to?” Kelly Brownell challenged his listeners. They chuckled and shouted in unison “M&Ms.” The audience hadn’t […]... More>