Latest Issue: Volume 28 Number 10: December 2015

Cover Story

Using Sound to Get Around

Much like bats and marine mammals, humans show a remarkable ability to navigate their surroundings by bouncing sound waves off objects, psychological science reveals. This human echolocation, says researcher Lore Thaler, is spurring new insights into neuroplasticity.

Presidential Column

APS and Open Science: Music to Our Ears

How is the long path to open science similar to the trajectory of a classic rock band? In this guest presidential column, APS Executive Director Emeritus Alan G. Kraut looks Behind the Music of research transparency and reproducibility.

A Brief History of Psychological Science

It’s been an eventful quarter century at Psychological Science. A year-long commemoration of the journal’s silver anniversary concludes with a look back at major milestones, including the launch of an online submissions system and changes to publication standards and practices.

Redefining Fear

Joseph E. LeDoux equates emotional experience — particularly fear — with soup. Like the medley of ingredients we add to broth, fear encompasses a mix of brain arousal, body feedback, attention, and memory. In his APS William James Fellow Award Address, LeDoux argues for a new, increasingly multidimensional way of studying fear.

Making Sense

The language we speak, the families we grow up with, and the genes we are born with all shape the way each of us understands the world. A panel of scientists, including APS Secretary Gün Semin and APS Fellow Shihui Han, discusses the ongoing multidisciplinary efforts to study how humans make meaning.


Remembering Wendell E. Jeffrey

Psychological scientists celebrate the life of a mentor who worked at the forefront of research on infant perception and who had a remarkable knack for recognizing budding scholars’ potential.