Latest Issue: Volume 26 Number 5: May/June 2013
Humans seem to have an innate drive to help relieve the suffering of others. But scientific studies show that our compassionate feelings may help improve our own physical and psychological health.
It doesn’t seem possible but this is the last column of my term as APS President. Throughout the past year you have heard from many of our APS colleagues who hold various administrative positions in universities in the United States and Europe.
There are many things to be happy or concerned about in our field; these include the science of psychological science, its application, and its development internationally.
The next few issues of APS’s journal Perspectives on Psychological Science will include special sections highlighting some of the major changes in the field between 1988 and the present.
Finding the humor in tragedy may seem insensitive, but researchers have found that it is an effective coping mechanism when we are confronted with life’s disasters.
Many of the most influential financial decision makers in our society from business to politics happen to be middle-aged. The average age of Fortune 500 chief executive officers and chief financial officers is around the mid-fifties. Historically, the average appointment age of Federal Reserve Chairs and National Economic Council Directors is also in the fifties.
As part of APS’s 25th Anniversary celebration, the Board of Directors is honoring 25 distinguished scientists who have had a profound impact on the field of psychological science over the past quarter century.
The APS Board of Directors is pleased to announce the 2013 recipients of the APS Janet Taylor Spence Award for Transformative Early Career Contributions, in recognition of the significant impact their work is having in the field of psychological science.
This month, APS concludes its series recognizing the 2013 class of young luminaries in psychological science.
Robert Glaser, founding director of the Learning Research and Development Center (LRDC) and Distinguished Professor of Psychology and Education at the University of Pittsburgh, passed away on February 4, 2012.