These were among several solutions that psychological scientist Diane Halpern of Claremont McKenna College recommends as remedies for the great wall of partisanship that divides the American political system. Halpern spoke about how to fix a broken government May 24 in her James McKeen Cattell Fellow Award address at the 25th APS Annual Convention in Washington, D.C.
Polarization has brought congressional productivity to a literal halt, leading to record-low public opinions of government. But hyperpartisanship runs amok today because it has become socially acceptable, Halpern said. Some have even called it the “new racism,” she added.
A cognitive scientist, Halpern called on American citizens to adopt several practices…
Legendary psychological scientist Jerome Bruner was interviewed by historian Robin Cautin at the Annual Meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association in March. On Friday May 24, APS Convention attendees were treated to a screening of the interview, which provided an intimate portrait of a researcher whose career has been nothing short of breathtaking.
Bruner is known for the groundbreaking contributions to cognitive psychology and the science of perception that he made in the mid-20th century.
He was an early advocate of the idea that the human mind actively constructs experience, rather than functioning as a passive blank slate, and his insights into child development paved the way for preschool programs such as Head Start.
Later in his career, Bruner urged fellow psychological scientists to acknowledge meaning, culture, and their centrality to the human experience…
The cameras were rolling at the 25th APS Annual Convention in Washington, D.C. Watch Ian D. Miller, University of Toronto, present his research “Memelab: Simulation of a Campus Population.”
Based on the empirical results of a longitudinal online content sharing study, the observed patterns were reproduced in an agent based simulation. Results and comparisons are discussed.
Diverse Brains Morton Ann Gernsbacher 6:00 PM -7:00 PM Salons 2 & 3
Humans differ. Some are taller than others; some are shorter. Most are right-handed, but some are left-handed. A minority have a mutation that leads to their second toe being longer than their first; a minority have a mutation that leads to their having blue eyes rather than brown. A minority can perceive musical pitch absolutely; a minority cannot perceive color distinctions vibrantly. Most humans read with their eyes, but some read with their fingertips. A majority communicate through speaking and listening, but a minority communicate through signing. In the decade following the advent of research-based neuroimaging, researchers’ sights were set on mapping general principles of common phenomena. But soon, many researchers turned their magnets toward identifying atypical neural function and structure. How should we view such diversity?Cross-Cutting Theme Program…
The cameras are rolling at the 25th APS Annual Convention. Watch Frank Farach from Prometheus Research, LLC present his poster “Integrated Data Management Processes Expedite Common Data Management Tasks in Autism Research.”
Many researchers engage in disposable data management (DDM) practices: They clean and organize data after a study has been finished, repeating the process for each new analysis. Anecdotal evidence suggests that these DDM approaches are inefficient because they waste money, human resources, and valuable time. In contrast, integrated data management (IDM), is a systematic process for managing data as a reusable resource. We investigated whether our organization’s adoption of IDM practices allowed data analysts to more quickly complete investigators’ data-management requests compared to pre-existing DDM practices at client organizations.
Using two years’ worth of available records logged by time- and request-tracking software, we examined the efficiency with which analysts responded to investigators’ data quality, data analysis, and study-tracking…