Cover Story

Selling Sweet Nothings

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.


Presidential Column

The Importance of Psychological Research at NICHD

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 Conversation With James S. Jackson

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>


Milestones in a Distinguished Career: James S. Jackson

James S. Jackson has contributed valuable insight into many areas of psychological science during his decades-long distinguished career. APS looks at some highlights. More>


Blurred Concepts of Consent

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>


Exploring Infant Cognition

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>


Sternberg is New Editor of Perspectives on Psychological Science

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>


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Inside the Psychologist’s Studio: Claude Steele

In a newly released "Inside the Psychologist's Studio" video, Past APS Board Member Claude Steele discusses his extensive social psychological research.

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From the Oval Office to Obscurity

Having been a US president doesn't guarantee you a permanent spot in collective memory, according to new research from APS Past President Henry L. Roediger, III and K. Andrew DeSoto.

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Sleep Quality and Parenting Related to Children’s Executive Function

Psychological scientists from the University of Montreal explore the ways in which social relationships, biology, and cognition interact to influence children's well-being.

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APS Past President McGaugh Wins Grawemeyer Award

James McGaugh, one of APS’s first presidents, has won the prestigious 2015 Grawemeyer Award in Psychology, in recognition of his seminal research on the link between emotions and memory.

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Perspectives Provides Strategies for Maximizing Informational Value of Research

A special section in the November issue of Perspectives on Psychological Science provides a set of cutting-edge strategies researchers can use to improve the way research is conducted and evaluated.

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Cornell’s Stephen Ceci on Changing Landscape for Women in Academic Science

An interview with Stephen Ceci on his recent report, Women in Academic Science: A Changing Landscape.

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Inside the Psychologist’s Studio: Annette Karmiloff-Smith

The latest in APS's "Inside the Psychologist's Studio" video series features Annette Karmiloff-Smith, who reflects on her distinguished career in developmental and cognitive neuroscience.

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