Latest Issue: Volume 28 Number 4: April 2015


Cover Story

All About Awe

Until recently, the experience of awe received scant attention in affective science. But an expanding body of research is uncovering awe’s profound effects on everyday behavior and overall well-being.


Presidential Column

Confidentiality, Privacy, and Institutional Review Boards

International efforts to protect the privacy of people participating in scientific studies have created considerable confusion among researchers, according to guest columnist Anthony E. Kelly, who says emerging regulations will add new complexities to data management and informed consent.


Unifying Psychology as a Physical Science

In the inaugural issue of APS’s flagship journal, Psychological Science, the late Gregory A. Kimble emphasized fundamental scientific principles that transcend psychology’s various specialties. APS Fellow Dean Keith Simonton reflects on Kimble’s visionary commitment to integrative science.


Registered Replication Reports: An Update

Studies being reproduced in APS’s Registered Replication Reports initiative include a 2002 experiment investigating how commitment fosters forgiveness in close relationships and a 2011 study showing how grammatical aspect influences one’s perception of intentionality.


What’s New at Psychological Science

Psychological Science Editor Eric Eich fills us in on upcoming changes in the journal’s editorial personnel, policies, and practices.


APS Janet Taylor Spence Award for Transformative Early Career Contributions

APS is honoring six psychological scientists with the Janet Taylor Spence Award for Transformative Early-Career Contributions for work that ranges from cultural variability in social learning to the neurobiological and behavioral signatures of fear and anxiety.


Building Educational Bridges

Researchers and educators are finding ways to better link undergraduate instruction with empirically tested learning principles.