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To Know Thyself, Turn to Science

No matter how well we think we know our own traits, behaviors, and beliefs, experiments show that friends may have insights about us that we lack ourselves, says APS William James Fellow Timothy D. Wilson. ... More>


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APS Janet Taylor Spence Award for Transformative Early Career Contributions

The neural mechanisms for self-control, the dysfunctional side of positive emotions, and the health consequences of stigmatization are among the bodies of work being pursued by this year’s winners of the Janet Taylor Spence Award for Transformative Early Career Contributions. ... More>


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Banaji, Ivry, and Pinker Honored With APS William James Fellow Awards

APS Past President Mahzarin R. Banaji, of Harvard University, along with APS Fellows Richard B. Ivry of the University of California, Berkeley, and Steven A. Pinker of Harvard University, are recipients of the 2016 William James Fellow Award, which recognizes their lifetime of contributions and basic psychological science. Ivry and Pinker will deliver award addresses about their work at the 2016 APS Annual Convention, May 26–29, in Chicago, Illinois, while Banaji will be honored with a symposium at the 2017 APS Annual Convention in Boston, Massachusetts. ... More>


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Making Science ‘Edible’

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Likening basic science to fine cooking, APS James McKeen Cattell Fellow awardees Kathy Hirsh-Pasek and Roberta Golinkoff offer the recipe they’ve used to make developmental research findings accessible, digestible, and useful for the general public. ... More>


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2016 APS Mentor Awards

APS Past President Henry L. “Roddy” Roediger, III, once convinced a graduate student to don a gorilla suit to get a leading scientist’s attention. APS Past President Susan T. Fiske nudged a student to explore such intimidating subjects as magnet physics and electrophysiology. These unusual guiding gestures have earned Fiske and Roediger, along with APS Fellows Richard N. Aslin and Yaacov Trope, the 2016 APS Mentor Award. ... More>