With childhood obesity rates escalating, psychological scientists are using self-report measures, brain scans, and other methods to reveal how ads for unhealthy foods affect children’s minds — and their eating behaviors.
The National Institute of Child Health and Human Development is a major source of support and direction for psychological research. In his guest column, NICHD Director Alan Guttmacher discusses his… More>
A presidentially appointed term on the US National Science Board is the latest milestone in James S. Jackson’s distinguished career, which included a leading role in revolutionizing survey research methodology… More>
Numerous studies have revealed that the concept of sexual consent is widely misconstrued and distorted. Psychological science shows why these illusions make combatting sexual assaults on college campuses such a… More>
Many developmental researchers contend that infants possess rather complex cognitive skills. But APS William James Fellow Nora Newcombe says her work in human spatial perception leads her to different conclusions.… More>
New features are coming to this APS journal as APS James McKeen Cattell Fellow Robert J. Sternberg becomes editor, succeeding APS Fellow Barbara A. Spellman. Sternberg shares his vision for… More>
A prolific scholar in social psychology is remembered for his classic research on attraction in human relationships. More>