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A New Game Plan for Psychological Science

In the spirit of the “March Madness” college basketball tournament in the US, the Observer showcases the latest methodological innovations in the psychological research playbook. ... More>


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The Sounds of Social Life

A new assessment tool "lends an ear" to human behavior by capturing sound bites of people's daily lives. ... More>


28th International Congress of Applied Psychology

The 28th International Congress of Applied Psychology is July 8–13, 2014, at the Palais des Congrès in  Paris, France. 5,000 attendees are expected to attend. For more information, visit www.icap2014.com […]... More>


Great Results in the Psych Lab—But Do They Hold Up in the Field?

How well do findings in the psychology lab generalize to real life? This criterion—“external validity”—is probably the most important for experimental psychology. So it was good news when, in 1999, Craig A. Anderson and his colleagues compared laboratory and field research on 38 topics in 21 meta-analyses (or analyses of numerous other studies), and found a lot of agreement between the results of the two. Greg Mitchell, a social psychologist at the University of Virginia School of Law, wanted to know if these findings hold up in a bigger sample—and whether there were differences among different kinds of psychological research. So, in a new paper published inPerspectives on Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science, Mitchell replicated the Anderson study with 217 lab-field comparisons from 82 meta-analyses, in such areas as industrial-organizational (I-O), social, consumer, and developmental psychology. ... More>


Neuroscientist traces roots of his drug addiction