Cover Story

Intertwined Sciences

Integrative research approaches to a broad range of issues — from the psychological impact of poverty to genetic influences on behavior — served as the theme of the first International Convention of Psychological Science, held March 12–14 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. In this issue of the Observer, APS shares highlights of the momentous gathering.


Presidential Column

Thoughts on the Future of Data Sharing

APS President Nancy Eisenberg warns that recent federal policy changes on scientific data sharing could threaten the quality of data, the privacy of research participants, and even the design of… More>


Decoding the Neural Signature of Consciousness

Science is teasing apart the series of distinct operations that occur in the brain as a person processes information. APS Fellow Stanislas Dehaene describes new research methods that can help… More>


The Lasting Power of Patience

Longitudinal data collected from thousands of participants from New Zealand and the United Kingdom show that childhood measures of self-discipline predict everything from personal income to the pace of physiological… More>


How Brains Think

Humans understand complex aspects of their day-to-day experience through their bodies, says George Lakoff. The acclaimed cognitive linguist provides a comprehensive look at the nature of embodied structures in the… More>


Psychology of Language: From the 20th to the 21st Century

The late psychological scientist George Miller, in an article for the very first issue of APS’s flagship journal, called for the study of language to be considered across general theories… More>


Remembrance

Remembering Richard R. Bootzin

Colleagues and former students honor a scientist for pioneering the study and treatment of sleep disorders and for championing science-based training for clinical psychological scientists. More>


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The Social Powers of Primates

In his Bring the Family Address, biologist and primatologist Frans B. M. de Waal discussed an overlap among the politics, culture, and morality of humans and other primates.

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Portrait of Self-Control as a Young Process

APS President Nancy Eisenberg chaired a Presidential Symposium at the APS Annual Convention, joining four distinguished scientists who study how self-regulation emerges during development.

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Mind Over Matter

In his Fred Kavli Keynote Address at the 2015 APS Annual Convention, APS William James Fellow Michael Posner showed how attentional networks can be harnessed to improve the human condition.

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Getting Hands-On Deepens Science Learning

Students who are able to test scientific concepts in ways that are hands-on come to understand the concepts more deeply and score better on science tests.

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Diverse Perspectives on Strengthening Science

A special section in Perspectives on Psychological Science presents an eclectic collection of articles focused on improving research methods and strengthening psychological science.

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Richeson, Behrmann Cohen, Dell, and Baillargeon Elected to NAS

An APS Past Board Member and three APS Fellows have been elected to the National Academy of Sciences.

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Marsh Receives Cozzarelli Prize for Outstanding Research on Altruism

An article by Abigail A. Marsh of Georgetown University has been awarded the 2014 Cozzarelli Prize for excellent, original work published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

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