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Reaching Citizens Through Science

An Executive Order from President Obama represents a watershed event for psychological science and related disciplines. Under the directive, behavioral researchers will be at the forefront of helping policymakers test strategies aimed at persuading Americans to save for retirement, conserve energy, and much more.

Presidential Column

Bayes for Beginners 2: The Prior

Following on his September column, APS President C. Randy Gallistel shares additional Bayesian basics by discussing the role of prior knowledge in estimates and conclusions. More>

Mischel, Others Honored at Bipartisan ‘Golden Goose’ Event

APS Past President Walter Mischel and two of his collaborators, APS Fellow Yuichi Shoda and Philip Peake, were honored for famous, federally funded work that began with a certain sugary… More>

Thinking With Gestures

Gestures used in speech are more than random movements used for emphasis — they are integral to human learning and cognition, says APS President-Elect and William James Fellow Susan Goldin-Meadow.… More>

Passing Down Psychopathology

An international panel of psychological scientists, including APS James McKeen Cattell Fellow Michael E. Lamb and APS Fellows Jay Belsky and Marinus H. van IJzendoorn, discuss how genes and environment… More>

1990: An Inaugural Year, a Centennial Year

What accounts for the endless interest in William James’s foundational Principles of Psychology more than a century after its publication? Influential psychological scientists explored this question in one of the… More>

Rotten Reviews

An editor once described a manuscript by Past APS Board Member Stephen J. Ceci as “developmental juvenilia.” A reviewer once told APS Past President Morton Ann Gernsbacher that publishing her… More>

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Redesigning and Enhancing the ‘Jigsaw Classroom’ Website

APS Fellow Scott Plous (Wesleyan University) received a grant from the APS Teaching Fund to make the Jigsaw Classroom website more accessible.


Open Practice Badges in Psychological Science: 18 Months On

The badge program recognizing open research practices has now been in effect for a year and a half and participation in the program continues to rise.


Response Times Do Not Imply Accurate Unconscious Lie Detection

In a new commentary, researchers examine the classification accuracy of previously published data and find no evidence for accurate unconscious lie detection.


Researchers Delve Into Data on Video Games and Aggression in Kids

In a meta-analysis and accompanying commentaries, psychological scientists examine the available data on video game playing and aggression, noting the many methodological issues in this area of research.


Cuthbert Named NIMH Acting Director

APS Fellow Bruce Cuthbert, who has spearheaded the Research Domain Criteria Project, has been named acting director of the National Institute of Mental Health.


Disseminating International Resources on the Teaching of Psychological Science

With support from the APS Fund for Teaching and Public Understanding of Psychological Science, psychological scientists are translating teaching tips into foreign languages for international dissemination.


From Lab to Learning

A new grant program from the APS Teaching Fund encourages the development of evidence-demonstrated interventions that apply well-established principles to improve the teaching of psychological science.


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