Observer Article

From Findings to Front Page: APS Engages the Public in Psychological Science

When I was a psychology student, I found that many people didn’t understand my field. Relatives were disappointed to hear I worked with rats more than with humans; some even […]... More>


Cover Story

Mirror Neurons: How We Reflect on Behavior

In the mid-1990s, scientists at the University of Parma, in Italy, made a discovery so novel that it shifted the way psychologists discuss the brain. After researchers implanted electrodes into […]... More>


Observation

Society for Neuroeconomics

What do you get when you mix one part psychology, one part neuroscience, and one part economics? A cocktail called the Society for Neuroeconomics. Five years ago, Gregory Berns, Emory […]... More>


Presidential Column

The Value of Undergraduate Training in Psychological Science

It’s that time of the year, the season when students who have toiled through four (or five) years of higher education commence upon the world. Over the next few weeks, […]... More>


Observation

Life’s Ups and Downs May Stick

In recent years, psychologists have been fond of stating that human happiness, what they call subjective well-being, is largely independent of our life circumstances. The wealthy aren’t much happier than […]... More>