He’s interviewed criminals, offered students bribes, and given research participants countless opportunities to cheat him. Dan Ariely shares his unique approach to studying the ways people engage in — and rationalize — dishonest behavior. Ariely’s Keynote Address was one of the many highlights of the 2016 APS Annual Convention in Chicago, where more than 4,300 participants packed meeting rooms to partake of a menu including assorted workshops, talks, symposia, and special events.
Creatures ranging from honeybees to humans possess an innate mental map that allows them to navigate the world. In a symposium organized by APS President C. Randy Gallistel, Nobel laureate… More>
Young children experiment and learn about the world in a manner more typically associated with scientists, as APS Fellow Alison Gopnik has shown in experiments. But those abilities are largely… More>
Mounting empirical evidence suggests that identifying and affirming one’s values can have benefits across a variety of contexts, including teaching, says psychological scientist and author Kelly McGonigal. More>
In various experiments, APS Fellow Laura L. Carstensen and colleagues have demonstrated that people’s preferences for deepening relationships and avoiding risks intensify as their time horizons shorten. Carstensen joined APS… More>
The science of diversity can’t be a specialty — it must be fully integrated throughout psychological research, says Enrique W. Neblett, Jr. The clinical scientist was joined by APS Board… More>