Cover Story

All About Awe

Until recently, the experience of awe received scant attention in affective science. But an expanding body of research is uncovering awe’s profound effects on everyday behavior and overall well-being.


Presidential Column

Confidentiality, Privacy, and Institutional Review Boards

International efforts to protect the privacy of people participating in scientific studies have created considerable confusion among researchers, according to guest columnist Anthony E. Kelly, who says emerging regulations will… More>


Unifying Psychology as a Physical Science

In the inaugural issue of APS’s flagship journal, Psychological Science, the late Gregory A. Kimble emphasized fundamental scientific principles that transcend psychology’s various specialties. APS Fellow Dean Keith Simonton reflects… More>


Registered Replication Reports: An Update

Studies being reproduced in APS’s Registered Replication Reports initiative include a 2002 experiment investigating how commitment fosters forgiveness in close relationships and a 2011 study showing how grammatical aspect influences… More>


What’s New at Psychological Science

Psychological Science Editor Eric Eich fills us in on upcoming changes in the journal’s editorial personnel, policies, and practices. More>


APS Janet Taylor Spence Award for Transformative Early Career Contributions

APS is honoring six psychological scientists with the Janet Taylor Spence Award for Transformative Early-Career Contributions for work that ranges from cultural variability in social learning to the neurobiological and… More>


Building Educational Bridges

Researchers and educators are finding ways to better link undergraduate instruction with empirically tested learning principles. More>


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Is There a Gender Gap in the Perception, Action, and Cognition Program at NSF?

Data show that academic and research institutions employ disproportionately fewer female than male PhDs in in the subfields best represented by the NSF’s Perception, Action, and Cognition (PAC) Program.

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Theme Program Brings Science to the Courtroom

A cross-cutting theme program at the 2015 APS Annual Convention will explore how psychological scientists can help improve our legal and criminal systems.

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Preaching About Teaching

APS Fellow David Daniel advocates a new area of specialization dedicated to translating the science of learning for the classroom.

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Jennifer Richeson Named Guggenheim Fellow

APS Fellow Jennifer Richeson has been selected as a 2015 Guggenheim fellow in recognition of her innovative research examining psychological phenomena related to cultural diversity.

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Social Interaction and Extremism

In a study published in the European Journal of Social Psychology, researchers explored the role social interaction plays in how people accept radicalism.

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Decoding the Neural Signature of Consciousness

APS Fellow Stanislas Dehaene described new research methods that can help reveal the boundary between conscious and unconscious states of processing.

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Lakoff Explains Embodied Cognition

George Lakoff provided a comprehensive look at the nature of embodied structures in the brain and the application of cognitive and neural linguistics.

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