Latest Issue: Volume 27 Number 4: April 2014


Cover Story

Nonverbal Accents

It’s long been believed that people of all ages and ethnicities express their states of mind with the same physical cues. But psychological research is revealing that, much like language, facial expressions and other forms of nonverbal communication may have culturally specific identifiers.


Presidential Column

Translating Psychological Science to Law (and Back)

A legal scholar and a social psychologist are working closely to bring behavioral science to bear on the legal system.


Mining the Unconscious

Scientists dig into the submerged layer of cognitive function.


Property Values

Children begin learning at a very young age what’s theirs and what’s not. But these perceptions may change based on age.


Powering Products With Psychological Science

Psychological scientist Mary Czerwinski explores how embedding sensors into clothing can measure — and possibly help regulate — emotions.


Neuroscience Outreach

Teachers use both high-tech tools and old-school collaboration to fuel interest in psychological science.


Guide Your Students to Become Better Research Consumers

A psychology professor has helped her students become more discerning and effective consumers of research information and articles.


The Addict’s Perilous Bargain

Why is it so hard for addicts to trade short-term pleasure for long-term rewards? Wray Herbert explores how addiction affects reasoning capabilities.