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Overcoming ‘Us’ and ‘Them’

APS Past President Mahzarin R. Banaji headlines the 2014 APS Annual Convention in San Francisco — a 4-day program of research in psychological science and its subdisciplines. Find coverage of Banaji’s Fred Kavli Keynote Address and other Convention events in this issue of the Observer.


The Roots of Stress

APS President Elizabeth A. Phelps hosts a symposium that explores the mechanisms and consequences of stress from a range of perspectives — including genetic, environmental, and cellular. More>


Extreme Memory

How can someone memorize a deck of cards in 63 seconds? APS Past President Henry L. Roediger, III, and memory athlete Nelson Dellis unveiled the fascinating world of mnemonic techniques.… More>


Both Ends of the Developmental Continuum

Annette D. Karmiloff-Smith says her research involving infants with Down syndrome could help identify early developmental risks and protective factors for Alzheimer’s disease. More>


Using Technology to Scale the Scientific Mountain

At a special presidential theme program, researchers report on how behavioral genetics, mobile sensing, and social networks have enhanced scientific research. More>


Exploring the Psychological Science of Violence

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Four eminent researchers discuss factors that might shed light on violence. More>


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Researchers Focus on Emotions and Psychopathology

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Prentice Named Dean of Faculty at Princeton

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Deborah A. Prentice, an APS Fellow, began her tenure as dean of the faculty at Princeton University on July 1.

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Perspectives on Psychological Science

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The Process of Problem Solving

Psychological researchers are generating new findings on the roles that reasoning and deduction play in everyday problem-solving.

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Learning for Survival? Venom Overrides Other Snake Categories

The importance or intrinsic value of a category seems to have a strong influence on how we learn and form categories at different levels.

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Sleep May Help the Brain Integrate New Language Skills

Research suggests that slow-wave, or deep, sleep may play a role in helping us learn the language rules that we don't think about consciously.

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