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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>


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When Behavior Met Statistics

David Baker, director of the Archives of the History of American Psychology, began the annual History of Psychology Symposium, “A Sampling of Statistics in the History of American Psychology,” with […]... More>


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Psychological Science in the Public Interest

Lead authors of two recent issues of Psychological Science in the Public Interest (PSPI) present their findings at this year’s APS Annual Convention Interactions of Neurotoxins and Social Environments in […]... More>


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The Myth of Prodigy and Why it Matters

Judging from his boyish appearance and his voracious curiosity, it’s easy to imagine Malcolm Gladwell as some sort of child prodigy. And he was. But not the way you imagined. […]... More>


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The Quest for a Science of Clinical Psychology: A Progress Report

As a pioneer in the scientific study of clinical science, Richard McFall is in a unique position to speak on the state of science in clinical psychology. That state, he […]... More>