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. Guest columnist Anthony E. Kelly says emerging regulations will add new complexities… More>

What’s New at Psychological Science

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

Unifying Psychology as a Physical Science

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

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Understanding the Origin of Psychopathic Tendencies Through Chimpanzees

A team led by Georgia State University researchers turned to chimpanzees to better understand the features of psychopathy, a personality disorder typically investigated among human clinical and forensic populations.


Cross-cutting Keynotes Highlight ICPS

Nearly 2,200 scientists and students from around the world converged in the city of Amsterdam last week for the inaugural International Convention of Psychological Science (ICPS).


A New Take on Employee Burnout

Researchers from the Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières in Canada are seeking to learn more about employee burnout by studying how psychological needs affect certain job characteristics.


Commitment and Forgiveness in Relationships Focus of APS Registered Replication Report Project

Commitment, and its role in facilitating forgiveness in relationships, is the focus of a new Registered Replication Report (RRR).


APS Registered Replication Report Project to Explore the “Facial Feedback Hypothesis”

A new Registered Replication Report (RRR) aims to investigate the hypothesis that a person’s facial expressions can influence their affective responses.


Mistargeted Messages Could Spur Help-Seeking for Depression

Researchers explore whether deliberately mistargeted messages may avoid the "backfire effect" that sometimes occurs with messages that directly target depressed individuals.


<em>Current Directions in Psychological Science</em>

Read about the latest issue of Current Directions in Psychological Science.


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