Latest Issue: Volume 27 Number 10: December 2014


Cover Story

Selling Sweet Nothings

With childhood obesity rates escalating, psychological scientists are using self-report measures, brain scans, and other methods to reveal how ads for unhealthy foods affect children’s minds — and their eating behaviors.


Presidential Column

The Importance of Psychological Research at NICHD

The National Institute of Child Health and Human Development is a major source of support and direction for psychological research. In his guest column, NICHD Director Alan Guttmacher discusses his vision of psychological science as a key component of biomedical research.


A Conversation With James S. Jackson

A presidentially appointed term on the US National Science Board is the latest milestone in James S. Jackson’s distinguished career, which included a leading role in revolutionizing survey research methodology for the study of racial disparities in physical and mental health. This renowned social psychological scientist sat down with Alan Kraut, APS Executive Director, for some unscripted reflections.


Milestones in a Distinguished Career: James S. Jackson

James S. Jackson has contributed valuable insight into many areas of psychological science during his decades-long distinguished career. APS looks at some highlights.


Blurred Concepts of Consent

Numerous studies have revealed that the concept of sexual consent is widely misconstrued and distorted. Psychological science shows why these illusions make combatting sexual assaults on college campuses such a daunting task.


Exploring Infant Cognition

Many developmental researchers contend that infants possess rather complex cognitive skills. But APS William James Fellow Nora Newcombe says her work in human spatial perception leads her to different conclusions.


Sternberg is New Editor of Perspectives on Psychological Science

New features are coming to this APS journal as APS James McKeen Cattell Fellow Robert J. Sternberg becomes editor, succeeding APS Fellow Barbara A. Spellman. Sternberg shares his vision for one of the field’s leading journals.


Remembrance

Remembering Donn Byrne

A prolific scholar in social psychology is remembered for his classic research on attraction in human relationships.


The Fault in Our Stats

A resourceful undergraduate student — and an “advanced algebra dropout” — explains how she found time to teach herself the “new statistics.”