New Perspectives Coming this Month

The inaugural issue of APS’s new journal, Perspectives on Psychological Science, arrives in mailboxes this month. This much awaited, new addition to APS’s journals will be distributed to all current APS members as a benefit of membership at no additional charge.

Look for an extensive selection of articles this quarterly journal offers. Perspectives on Psychological Science will provide substantial reading of standard reviews, theoretical articles, interrelated articles, articles accompanied by author commentary, overviews of distinguished research programs, empirical studies, biographies and autobiographies, opinion articles, commissioned articles, book reviews, and even humor. The initial March issue opens with an editorial by Perspectives on Psychological Science’s founding editor, Ed Diener (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) along with the following articles

  • Measured Gene-Environment Interactions in Psychopathology: Concepts, Research Strategies, and Implications for Research, Intervention, and Public Understanding of Genetics
    Terrie E. Moffitt, Avshalom Caspi, and Michael Rutter
  • Are Emotions Natural Kinds?
    Lisa Feldman Barrett
  • Do Cognitive Changes Accompany Developments in the Adolescent Brain?
    Deanna Kuhn
  • Mental Exercise and Mental Aging: Evaluating the Validity of the “Use It or Lose It” Hypothesis
    Timothy A. Salthouse
  • Leon Festinger: Lunch With Leon
    Michael S. Gazzaniga

Associate editors accompanying Diener include David Barlow, Boston University; John Cacioppo, University of Chicago; Judy DeLoache, University of Virginia; Daniel Schacter, Harvard University; Larry Squire, University of California, San Diego; and Anne Treisman, Princeton University. Diener ensures that Perspectives on Psychological Science will “be interesting to the full spectrum of scientific psychologists … with an eclectic mix of articles that are enjoyable to read and thought-provoking.” This month’s issue is only the beginning of the newest conversation starter, thought provoker and contributor to psychological science.

Observer Vol.19, No.3 March, 2006

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