Observer Article

‘Tis the Season

For APS Fellow Irving Zucker, there really is a reason for the seasons — or at least the seasonal rhythms of mammals — and it’s melatonin. Zucker studies biological and […]... More>


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Feeling the Road: Tactile Warning Systems for Drivers

Robert Gray How is it even possible to text behind the wheel? But people do, adding one more activity to the growing list of driver distractions, along with shaving, reading […]... More>


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Faith in a Higher Power: The Study of Religion in Psychology

Azim Shariff Michael Inzlicht, University of Toronto, opened the “Toward a Cognitive Science of Religion: Insights From Personality and Social Psychology” symposium in a somewhat unorthodox fashion: “By show of […]... More>


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Sugar, Stress, and Sex

Christa McIntyre “So, apparently, putting ‘sex’ in the title really brings people out,” Ewan McNay, University at Albany, the State University of New York, joked as he opened the symposium […]... More>


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New Interventions for Productive Aging

Cindy Lustig A very special guest was in attendance at the APS Convention symposium on “New Interventions for Productive Aging,” sponsored by the National Institute on Aging: Angela Little, an […]... More>