Observer Article

Testifying in Court Can Amplify Trauma For Victims of Childhood Sexual Abuse

It goes without saying that childhood sexual abuse is often a traumatic experience. Add to that revisiting the abuse in courtroom testimony, and a complex picture emerges about the full […]... More>


Observer Article

Memory and Consciousness: Consciousness to Unconsciousness and Back Again

Have you ever been driving through busy streets, listening to the radio, and suddenly realized you had no recollection of driving the previous 14 blocks? All of the turns you […]... More>


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A Learning Machine: Plasticity and Change Throughout Life

Drawing together five psychological scientists unlikely to cross paths outside of a conference, one of the APS 18th Annual Convention’s themed programs, “Plasticity & Change: A Lifelong Perspective,” showcased extraordinary […]... More>


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Making Sense of Terrorism

It is far easier to interview New Yorkers about 9/11 than it is to interview Osama bin Laden about why he does what he does. For that obvious reason, “The […]... More>


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Freedom and Choice, Culture and Class

Ask for a cup of coffee in Starbucks and you’ll face a seemingly infinite number of choices: tall, soy, java chip frappuccino, extra-hot, half-caf. Shop for jeans at the Gap […]... More>