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June 2014



Inaugural International Convention of Psychological Science (ICPS)

The Association for Psychological Science and the members of the Initiative for Integrative Psychological Science invite the international community of psychological scientists and related disciplines to a major new event: the International Convention of Psychological Science, held in March 2015 in the Beurs van Berlage in the heart of Amsterdam. ICPS attendees will hear the latest scientific findings across several broad themes, and through the unique pairing of symposia and methodological workshops, will learn valuable skills to further the body of knowledge in ways that are only possible through an integrative focus. ICPS speakers are among the world’s most distinguished scientists and form an innovative, first-of-its-kind program in psychological science. The keynote speakers are Stanislas Dehaene, George Lakoff, and Terrie E. Moffitt.

The meeting offers opportunities to submit symposium and poster presentations and network with colleagues from around the globe. The Call for Submissions opens in late June 2014. Learn more at


Combating Rumination
With Technology

Rumination can be a hard habit to kick. Computer training sessions can help increase cognitive control and disrupt the cycle, research shows. More>>
For more on cognitive training, don’t miss the ICPS integrative science symposium, “Understanding and Training Attention and the Conscious Mind.”


Psychological scientists are studying how skilled forecasters predict revolutions, economic booms, and other high-stakes geopolitical events. 

For more on behavioral science and world affairs, don’t miss the ICPS integrative science symposium, “Psychology in an Economic World: Cognition, Brain, Behavior, and Development in Socioeconomic Contexts.”

Getting hit by a car is among the leading causes of death for children. APS Fellow Nilli Lavie and other cognitive scientists are uncovering the reasons. 

Lavie will be participating in the ICPS integrative science symposium “Understanding and Training Attention and the Conscious Mind.”

Too Much Talent
Can Ruin a Team

A glut of stars on a sports team can lead to decreased coordination, reducing teamwork and performance

A brand new app allows psychological scientists to access all five APS journals on the go. 

Productive Conflict
in the Workplace

Conflict on the job may actually yield positive results in the right circumstances, say behavioral researchers. More>>

European Journal of Developmental Psychology

DOI: 10.1080/17405629.2012.732920

Selected by Willem Koops
Lars Bergman and András Vargha

Since its emergence as a “modern” science in the early 1900s, psychology has adopted a methodological approach heavily influenced by other natural sciences. As the field matures and expands, researchers are suggesting that a “complex systems view” — one in which many different components interact — may be more suitable. In a recent report published in the European Journal of Developmental Psychology, Lars Bergman and argue that psychologists should take steps to ensure that their methods, measures, and analyses conform to a developmental science framework which leaves room for multiple perspectives. Resolving this problem-methods mismatch will help scientists explore psychological inquiries in further depth. More>>

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