Cover Story

Faith or Fear?

Researchers in psychology and anthropology have discovered heightened patterns of honesty and civility among people who view their gods as more punitive than forgiving. This integrative research is generating new insights into religion’s influence on mores and behaviors, both at the individual and societal levels.


Presidential Column

Juvenile Justice for Some

Reflecting on the recent public outcry over police shootings of unarmed Black males, APS Board Member Sandra Graham explains how the science of adolescent development and implicit racial bias can… More>


Remembrance

Remembering Carolyn Rovee-Collier

Colleagues honor a tenacious scientist whose research toppled prevailing views of infant memory development and whose dedication inspired successive generations of researchers. More>


Valerie Reyna Becomes Editor of PSPI

In her new role as editor of this journal, APS Fellow Valerie F. Reyna plans to build bridges between psychological science and other disciplines to maximize the influence of behavioral… More>


Building a Better Student Body

SAT scores and grade point averages hold disproportionate weight in college admissions processes, says APS James McKeen Cattell Fellow Neal Schmitt. The Michigan State University scientist is investigating noncognitive measures… More>


Investigating Protections Against Dementia

Some brains stay strong despite showing all the biological signs of dementia. Psychological science is identifying specific lifestyle defenses against cognitive decline. More>


Birthplace of a Journal

The first issues of APS’s flagship journal were edited at a fitting location — the historic Cambridge, Massachusetts, home of the father of American psychology, William James. More>


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Inside the Psychologist’s Studio: Paul Ekman

APS William James Fellow Paul Ekman discusses his groundbreaking research on microexpressions in the latest installment of APS's "Inside the Psychologist's Studio" video series.

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The Facts About Prolonged Exposure Therapy for PTSD

In a brief interview, psychological scientist Richard J. McNally provides facts about the evidence for the effectiveness of Prolonged Exposure (PE) therapy.

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Perspectives on Psychological Science

Read about the latest issue of Perspectives on Psychological Science.

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Perspective-Tracking Brain Response Could Help Identify Children with Autism

Using brain imaging to examine neural activity associated with our ability to distinguish the self from others could lead to a tool for identifying children with autism spectrum disorder.

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How a Habit Becomes an Addiction

Barry J. Everitt of the University of Cambridge, United Kingdom, outlines neural evidence that helps to explain why 20-30% of drug users descend into addiction.

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Processing Speed Helps Determine Whether We Choose Carrots Over Chocolates

Whether we choose a healthy snack over an indulgent one may depend on how quickly our brains process different kinds of information about food.

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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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