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Perspectives on Psychological Science

Perspectives on Psychological Science: Volume 9, Number 4

Perspectives on Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science, publishes an eclectic mix of provocative reports and articles, including broad integrative reviews, overviews of research programs, meta-analyses, and theoretical statements.

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Why Ineffective Psychotherapies Appear to Work: A Taxonomy of Causes of Spurious Therapeutic Effectiveness
Scott O. Lilienfeld, Lorie A. Ritschel, Steven Jay Lynn, Robin L. Cautin, and Robert D. Latzman

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Special Section on Protective Factors in Cognitive Aging

Selective Engagement of Cognitive Resources: Motivational Influences on Older Adults’ Cognitive Functioning
Thomas M. Hess

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Understanding How Prior Knowledge Influences Memory in Older Adults
Sharda Umanath and Elizabeth J. Marsh

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Contrary to Psychological and Popular Opinion, There Is No Compelling Evidence That Older Adults Are Disproportionately Victimized by Consumer Fraud
Michael Ross, Igor Grossmann, and Emily Schryer

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Introducing Forward Thinking

Forward Thinking: An Introduction
David A. Sbarra

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Predatory Personalities as Behavioral Mimics and Parasites: Mimicry-Deception Theory
Daniel N. Jones

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