Cover Story

Teaching Contentious Classics

Some of the most historic experiments in psychology used methods that today are considered unethical, if not cruel. So do they still belong in psychology textbooks? APS Fellow Carol Tavris explores this and related questions about three classic studies.


Presidential Column

A New Day for Human Subjects Research Participation

Guest columnist and APS Past President Susan T. Fiske discusses how a recent government initiative can change human subjects protection programs for the better. More>


Different Roads, Same Reward

Science is identifying variations in the way individuals respond to their addictions. APS William James Fellow Terry E. Robinson discloses how this research could help identify addicts most at risk… More>


Storytelling From a Three-Legged Stool

Psychology is a science that naturally lends itself to storytelling. APS Fellow Janet Ruscher identifies a trio of critical ingredients for making those stories compelling. More>


James McKeen Cattell Fund Fellowships Awarded

Sight restoration, religious diversity, and cultural influences on visual processing are among the research areas being supported by 2014–2015 James McKeen Cattell Fund Fellowships. Recipients of this year’s fellowships are… More>


A Sense of Family: Research in Human Kin Recognition

Humans possess some innate ability to recognize biological relatives — even those they’re encountering for the first time. Scientists are devising cutting-edge methods to advance research on kin recognition. More>


First-of-Its-Kind Registered Replication Report Examines Verbal Overshadowing Effect

An innovative research replication initiative involving multiple labs following a shared, vetted study protocol supports earlier findings that asking witnesses to provide a verbal description of a suspect can impair… More>


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Focusing on the Past or Future Shapes Spatial Perception of Time

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APS Members Lord and Shadlen Elected to Institute of Medicine

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