January 2013 Volume 26, Number 1

Observer Article

Teaching Current Directions in Psychological Science

C. Nathan DeWall and APS Fellow David G. Myers have teamed up to create a new series of columns aimed at integrating cutting-edge psychological science into the classroom. This month they offer insights on “Teaching the Testing Effect” and “Understanding the Science Behind Desire.” ... More>


Observer Article

A Musical Mind

Psi Chi Distinguished Speaker E. Glenn Schellenberg reviews the cognitive, social, and emotional side effects of musical training at the 24th APS Annual Convention. ... More>


Member Article

Music and the Science of Learning

Are musicians born or made? Musical aptitude seems heritable, yet no gene has been specifically and uniquely tied to music. ... More>


Member Article

Donations to Disaster Victims

We are frequently asked to donate money to disaster relief appeals and other charitable causes. Why does someone who wells up with empathy for one victim turn the other way when witnessing the plight of others? ... More>


Member Article

Different Strokes for Different Folks

When Jo Ann Gardner and Charles Thomas sat down with Psychology Today editor T. George Harris in 1970, the historical backdrop was the rapid social and political transformations rocking American culture. Academic psychology was not immune. ... More>