Latest Issue: Volume 27 Number 9: November 2014


Cover Story

The Long and the Short of It

Psychological scientists have uncovered an alarming link between chronic stress and cellular aging. The length of our telomeres, the protective caps at the tips of our chromosomes, may foretell health risks.


Presidential Column

Academic Leadership

APS Fellow Peter Salovey draws on his extensive training in social and clinical psychology to lead Yale University as its president. He shares his thoughts on
the role that research training plays in academic administration.


Stepping Into the Mix

Why would a social scientist become an expert on molecular biology? APS Fellow Elissa S. Epel shares the story of her journey into integrative science and offers advice to young researchers pursuing multidisciplinary collaborations.


Experiments in the Dilemma Zone

Motorists make some of their most fatal judgment errors when the green light turns yellow at an intersection. The yellow traffic light has become a rich source of information about human response time, decision making, and risk taking.


Earning Their Wings in Science

For military psychological scientists like Lieutenant Commander Tatana Olson, scientific training includes aviation school.


A Multilevel Perspective on Child Maltreatment

Child neglect and abuse have far-reaching effects ranging from the behavioral to the biological. APS James McKeen Cattell Fellow Dante Cicchetti is leading the charge to steer child maltreatment research in an integrative direction.


Developing and Piloting a Psychology of Social Media Course

Teaching students about a topic as dynamic and understudied as social media requires careful planning.


A Blueprint for Thoughtful Clinical Research

Inspired by a standout Perspectives on Psychological Science article, a group of scientists designed their own research tips from a clinical point of view.