What’s in a Name? Initials Linked to Success, Study Shows

Do you like your name and initials? Most people do and, as past research has shown, sometimes we like them enough to influence important behaviors. For example, Jack is more […]... More>


Presidential Column

The Structure of Psychology

In my first three Presidential Columns, I discussed the evidence that psychology has become a hub scientific discipline, that the creation of psychological knowledge is increasingly the product of scientific […]... More>


Letter/Observer Forum

Is Fraud Really Gone?

The article “Highs and Lows on the Fraud Frontier” by Daniel S. Greenberg (Observer Vol. 20, No. 9) poses the question “Whatever happened to scientific fraud?” It’s a worthy topic […]... More>


Observation

Understanding Race Differences in Health Disparities

The knowledge of racial inequities in America is hardly breaking news. Our country’s long history of segregation and discrimination continues to reverberate in many areas of our society. Nowhere are […]... More>


Observer Article

Rhythms of Research

With the December issue of Psychological Science, James Cutting ends his editorial stewardship of APS’s flagship journal. Cutting’s tenure was a time of tremendous expansion of PS; he ushered it […]... More>