January 2013 Volume 26, Number 1

Observation

Throw Negative Thoughts Away in 2013

If negative, unwanted thoughts are coming between you and your 2013 New Year’s resolutions, try throwing the pessimistic thoughts away. Research published in Psychological Science suggest that when people wrote down their thoughts on a piece of paper and then threw the paper away, they mentally discarded the thoughts as well. ... More>


Letter/Observer Forum

Use Big Samples Online to Increase Replicability

Hostess Brands — makers of Wonder Bread, Twinkies, Ding Dongs, and other products — recently filed for bankruptcy. There are many complex reasons the company ran into trouble, but there is also an obvious one: If a company wants to deliver more bread to the shelf, it has to pay for more workers, equipment, supplies, shipping, and so on. Food businesses do not easily increase in scale. ... More>


Observation

Kazdin Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

Alan E. Kazdin was awarded the 2012 Career/Lifetime Achievement Award at the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT) 46th Annual Convention in November. ... More>


Observation

Gottesman Receives Grawemeyer Award

APS Fellow and Charter Member Irving I. Gottesman, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, has received the 2013 Grawemeyer Award for Psychology, designed to recognize outstanding ideas, and along with it a $100,000 prize. ... More>


Observation

Perspectives Issue on Replication Free to All

The November 2012 issue of Perspectives on Psychological Science is dedicated to the topics of replicability and research practices. This special issue received over 215,000 downloads in its first 3 weeks online. ... More>