APS Fellow Sian L. Beilock, an award-winning scientist who has extensively researched people’s performance under pressure, has been named President of Barnard College effective July 1. … More
Psychological scientist Laurie R. Santos of Yale University says that her cognitive experiments with monkeys and dogs suggests that humans’ unique ability to understand others’ mental states can, in many cases, actually cause us to confuse that thinking with our own. See her complete presentation at the 29th APS Annual Convention in Boston. … More
In the Fred A. Kavli Keynote Address at the 29th APS Annual Convention, APS Fellow Lila R.Gleitman shared her six decades of theoretical and empirical work on the remarkably sophisticated way that children acquire language. See the complete presentation.
Wonder Woman was first showcased in a 1941 issue of All-Star Comics, but her origins can be traced back to a psychophysiology lab started by William James… More
A growing body of evidence suggests that providing social support for others can benefit caregivers… More
APS William James Fellow Steven A. Pinker has garnered a major boost in sales for one of his many books this week thanks to an admiring tweet from Microsoft founder Bill Gates… More