Latest Issue: Volume 29 Number 2: February 2016


Cover Story

Burnout and the Brain

Burnout is not just a state of mind. Psychological research that draws on neuroscience and endocrinology shows it to be a condition that leads to distinctive changes in the anatomy and functioning of the brain.


Presidential Column

Psychological Science and Viewpoint Diversity

Psychological science as a field has been focusing on expanding the racial, cultural, and gender mix of researchers. In a guest Presidential Column, APS Fellows Jonathan Haidt and Lee Jussim voice their opinions on what other kinds of diversity are important for the field to pursue.


Love in the Time of Twitter

People today are as likely to meet their potential valentines on the Internet as they are at a mixer. Psychological scientists and other researchers are exploring the ways that online communication is affecting the formation of friendships and romantic relationships.


Intelligence Over Time

Children with lower IQs at age 11 are considerably less likely to be alive 65 years later compared with their peers who have higher IQs, psychological scientist Ian Deary has found. In an APS James McKeen Cattell Award Address, Deary shares his groundbreaking findings on the link between childhood IQ and longevity.


Hearing With Your Ears, Listening With Your Brain

Whether it’s trying to converse in a noisy ballroom or just coping with a hearing impairment, everyone relies on contextual cues and relevant memories to make sense of what they have trouble hearing. This complex listening process is at the center of a new field of research called cognitive hearing science.


The Dos and Don’ts of Wikipedia Editing in the Undergraduate Psychology Classroom

For instructors, the APS Wikipedia Initiative provides a context for undergraduate students to write about psychological science for the widest possible readership. Psychological scientists Christina Shane-Simpson and Patricia J. Brooks provide tips for making Wikipedia assignments more manageable for teachers and more fruitful for students.


A Big Year for Psychological Science on the Big Screen

Psychological science had a strong presence in the world of cinema over the last year, with films like The Stanford Prison Experiment and Experimenter winning acclaim. But the animated comedy Inside Out, about the science of emotion, is nominated for the big prize — an Oscar.