Observation

Trust Your Gut? Study Explores Religion, Morality and Trust in Authority

Most of us strive to do what’s right,  but we differ on how we get  to the definition of right, with some basing their beliefs on religious teaching and others […]... More>


Observation

Mad Genius: Study Suggests Link Between Psychosis and Creativity

History teems with examples of great artists acting in very peculiar ways. Were these artists simply mad or brilliant? According to new research reported in Psychological Science, maybe both. In […]... More>


Observation

Use It or Lose It? Study Suggests the Brain Can Remember a “Forgotten” Language

Many of us learn a foreign language when we are young, but in some cases, exposure to that language is brief and we never get to hear or practice it […]... More>


Presidential Column

Addicted to Food: An Interview With Bart Hoebel

Continuing with my exploration of the intersection of psychology, health, and dietary choices in these columns, this month I present an interview with ground-breaking food researcher Bart Hoebel, a Professor […]... More>


Observation

Posner Receives National Medal of Science

Michael Posner received the United States’ highest scientific honor when he was awarded the National Medal of Science in an October 2009 White House ceremony. Posner, an APS Fellow, Charter […]... More>