Cover Story

Using Sound to Get Around

Much like bats and marine mammals, humans show a remarkable ability to navigate their surroundings by bouncing sound waves off objects, psychological science reveals. This human echolocation, says researcher Lore Thaler, is spurring new insights into neuroplasticity.

Presidential Column

APS and Open Science: Music to Our Ears

How is the long path to open science similar to the trajectory of a classic rock band? In this guest presidential column, APS Executive Director Emeritus Alan G. Kraut looks… More>

A Brief History of Psychological Science

It’s been an eventful quarter century at Psychological Science. A year-long commemoration of the journal’s silver anniversary concludes with a look back at major milestones, including the launch of an… More>

Redefining Fear

Joseph E. LeDoux equates emotional experience — particularly fear — with soup. Like the medley of ingredients we add to broth, fear encompasses a mix of brain arousal, body feedback,… More>

Making Sense

The language we speak, the families we grow up with, and the genes we are born with all shape the way each of us understands the world. A panel of… More>


Remembering Wendell E. Jeffrey

Psychological scientists celebrate the life of a mentor who worked at the forefront of research on infant perception and who had a remarkable knack for recognizing budding scholars’ potential. More>

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Jeb Bush Was Wrong: There Are Many Careers for Psychological Scientists

The Society for a Science of Clinical Psychology and APS have partnered to develop a mentorship database that helps junior scientists connect with more established peers.


Changing the Climate on Climate Change

Researchers draw on psychological science to provide five actionable strategies for improving public policy and decision making on climate change.


Satiated, Stuffed, and Spatially Impaired?

New research suggests that a few days of high-fat, high-sugar eating — say, Thanksgiving followed by a weeks’ worth of leftovers — may impair a specific cognitive function: spatial recognition.


Reducing Intergroup Conflict Through Contact

In a 2015 meta-analysis, psychological scientists examined the effectiveness of intergroup contact at reducing ethnic prejudice.


Best Practices in the Applied Psychology Classroom

Psychological science teachers from the high school level to the university level met in April 2015 at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach to trade educational tips and best practices.


A Commitment to Replicability: An Interview with the Editor of Psychological Science

Interim Editor D. Stephen Lindsay discusses new efforts to encourage sound research practices in the APS journal Psychological Science.


Teaching Ethics to Undergraduate Psychology Students

A grant from the APS Teaching Fund is supporting the creation of resources for incorporating ethics into the undergraduate psychology curriculum.


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