Latest Issue: Volume 29 Number 8: October 2016


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Cover Story

Robots for Research

Childlike robots are increasingly at the center of a unique form of integrative science, bringing together experts in robotics, neuroscience, linguistics, and child development.


Presidential Column

Preregistration, Replication, and Nonexperimental Studies

Following up on her September column, APS President Susan Goldin-Meadow addresses scientists’ concerns about the risks of marginalizing studies that don’t fit well with preregistration protocols.


Lilienfeld Plans New Features for Clinical Psychological Science

Letters to the Editor, book reviews, and commentaries are among the new features that APS James McKeen Cattell Fellow Scott O. Lilienfeld plans to introduce to Clinical Psychological Science as the journal’s new Editor.


In Defense of Suzanne Corkin

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Joining a chorus of leading psychological researchers and brain scientists, APS Fellows Howard Eichenbaum and Elizabeth Kensinger refute a journalist’s critical depiction of an esteemed pioneer in cognitive neuroscience.


Cattell Fund to Support Research on Memory, Emotion, Learning

Environmental influences on early learning, the accuracy of eyewitness memory, and the neural underpinnings of emotional connections are among the projects that three scientists will pursue during sabbaticals supported by the James McKeen Cattell Fund.


What Do Ghosts Feel?

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In a bit of Halloween hilarity, APS Past Board Member Lisa Feldman Barrett and humorist Daniel J. Barrett make the case for extending emotion research into the spirit world.


Mind Over Midterms

Psychological scientists are studying promising interventions designed to change the mind-sets of students who believe their intelligence is limited or fixed.


Remembering Earl B. ‘Buz’ Hunt

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Friends and colleagues of an acclaimed intelligence researcher celebrate his wit, charm, and scientific focus on individual differences in cognitive abilities.