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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Perspectives on Psychological Science

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A New You: Behavior Change May Drive Personality Change

What does it really take to alter your personality? Researchers have presented a framework describing three preconditions for self-directed personality change.

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Toddlers and Touchscreens: A Science in Development

A new study launched by APS Board Member Annette Karmiloff-Smith and Tim Smith of Birkbeck, University of London, will investigate how digital technology affects early child development across various domains.

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Brain Activity of Passengers on Terrifying Flight Sheds Light on Trauma Memory

Neuroimaging data from passengers on a flight that nearly crashed in 2001 are helping researchers understand how trauma memories are processed in the brain.

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APS Commits to Promoting Transparent Science

APS, along with many other scientific journals and organizations, has voiced its support of using publication guidelines to promote open science practices.

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Shoham Honored Posthumously for Contributions to Family Research

Late APS Board Member Varda Shoham was recognized posthumously as a recipient of the Distinguished Contributions to Family Systems Research Award at the 2015 Annual Meeting of the American Family… More>

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