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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A Gathering of Champions

The “Champions of Psychological Science” event provides the unique opportunity for student affiliates to talk in an informal setting with highly respected and well-known psychological scientists.

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Man with Restored Sight Provides New Insight into How Vision Develops

A man whose sight was restored after 40 years of blindness continues to have very limited vision a decade after regaining sight, researchers find.

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Brain, Behavior, and the Economy

World-renowned psychological scientists gathered at the inaugural International Convention of Psychological Science to discuss the ways in which economics affect brain and behavior.

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Q&A: Research on Educational Apps

Researchers answer questions about their recent PSPI report on evaluating educational apps.

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Jennifer Richeson Named Guggenheim Fellow

APS Fellow Jennifer Richeson has been selected as a 2015 Guggenheim fellow in recognition of her innovative research examining psychological phenomena related to cultural diversity.

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Social Interaction and Extremism

In a study published in the European Journal of Social Psychology, researchers explored the role social interaction plays in how people accept radicalism.

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Video Game Violence Doesn’t Boost Aggression Among Adults with Autism

An experimental study shows that video game violence isn't associated with aggressive behavior among adults with autism spectrum disorder.

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