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The Study of Reading, Writing, and Arithmetic

In recognition of the new school year beginning in many parts of the world, the Observer examines a host of psychological research on learning — not just in the classroom, but across the life-span.


Presidential Column

Is Our Focus Becoming Overly Narrow?

In her inaugural Presidential Column, Nancy Eisenberg writes about the important role that behavioral measures play in understanding human function. More>


Literary Character

Literary fiction not only helps academic success but can also affect social skills and emotional intelligence, studies suggest. More>


Getting It in Writing

Becoming more dependent on electronic communication and less dependent on handwritten messages may impact certain cognitive skills. More>


Nervous About Numbers

Math anxiety is not given as much attention as reading difficulties, but research shows that it can be equally detrimental to achievement. More>


‘The First State’ Achieves a First for Science-Based Clinical Training

Delaware, the first state in the Union, is now the premier state to legally recognize a science-focused accreditation system for clinical psychology training. Illinois has followed suit. More>


Meet the APS Board for 2014–2015

APS welcomes the 2014–2015 Board of Directors. More>


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Current Directions in Psychological Science

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

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OCD Linked With Broad Impairments in Executive Function

A new meta-analysis shows that OCD is associated with broad deficits in executive function, which may underlie the cycle of repetitive and perseverative behaviors common in OCD.

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Typical Items Facilitate Fear Learning, Atypical Items Don’t

According to a recent study, people generalize learned fear from typical items in a category to atypical members of the category, but not vice versa.

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Conference to Focus on Milgram Paradigm

A December 2014 Conference in Kolomna, Russia will focus on Stanley Milgram's influential experiments.

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Higher Implicit Self-Esteem Linked to Positive Evaluation of Spouses

Our implicit attitudes about ourselves may predict changes in our implicit attitudes toward our significant others over the long term, researchers find.

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Tracy to Speak at Inaugural ICPS

Researchers have only recently begun to study the connections between emotion and mental illness. A new Clinical Psychological Science Special Section explores the newest findings.

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Prentice Named Dean of Faculty at Princeton

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Deborah A. Prentice, an APS Fellow, began her tenure as dean of the faculty at Princeton University on July 1.

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