Cover Story

Point to Point

From the compass to GPS, humans have relied on devices to guide them to their destinations. But psychological scientists have been exploring new frontiers of discoveries about navigational skills embedded within our own biology.


Presidential Column

Bayes for Beginners: Probability and Likelihood

APS President C. Randy Gallistel has been teaching a Bayesian-oriented graduate course in statistics for years and uses Bayesian methods to analyze his own data. With interest in the statistical… More>


Charging Up the Inner GPS

A team of psychological researchers has demonstrated that a weak sense of direction can be bolstered with a simple electric current to the brain. More>


Meet the APS Board for 2015–2016

C. Randy Gallistel begins his 1-year term as President of APS’s Board of Directors, while Susan Goldin-Meadow becomes President-Elect. Nancy Eisenberg is Immediate Past President. Dorthe Berntsen and Cindy M.… More>


‘Significance and Remembrance’ Revisited

APS Past President James L. McGaugh reflects on how our understanding of memory consolidation has evolved in the quarter-century since he wrote the article “Significance and Remembrance: The Role of… More>


Remembrance

Remembering Janet Taylor Spence

The pioneering research of APS’s first elected president has left contemporary investigators with several key tools for measuring anxiety and attitudes about gender. Janet Taylor Spence’s colleagues remember her transformative… More>


Janet Taylor Spence: A Life in Science

A timeline lists highlights in the life of Janet Taylor Spence. More>


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Proposed ‘Common Rule’ Changes Clarify Requirements for Social, Behavioral Research

A proposed overhaul to U.S. rules on human-subjects research includes some modernized standards for social and behavioral science.

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Report Demonstrates Need for Improved Reproducibility in Psychological Science

A new report highlights the results of a project in which over 270 researchers attempted to reproduce 100 findings published in psychology journals in 2008.

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Developing Electrophysiology Training Resources

The APS Teaching Fund, which supports a range of educational endeavors, helped cognitive neuroscientists create a core set of instructional modules and data collection guidelines for EEG techniques.

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Concentration Ability May Get Better With Age

Data from over 10,000 people show that, like a barrel-aged whiskey or a ripening cheese, some cognitive abilities seem to get better with maturity.

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Current Directions in Psychological Science

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

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First Latin American Congress for the Advancement of Psychological Science

The APS Teaching Fund supports a wide variety of educational activities, including this first-of-its kind meeting of psychological scientists in Buenos Aires.

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What’s “Fair” Depends on Where You Come From

The idea that “you get what you earn” may be common in Western societies, but research with children from three different cultures shows that the idea isn't universal.

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