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Better Angels, Believe It or Not

Two World Wars, the Cold War, and the rise of terrorism must make the past century one of the most violent in the history of our species, right? Not according to Harvard psychologist and APS member Steven Pinker whose new book, The Better Angels of our Nature, argues that violence is declining. According to Pinker, we are actually living in the most peaceful era in human history.... More>

Remembrance: G. Alan Marlatt

Distinguished addiction researcher G. Alan Marlatt is remembered by friends and colleagues. ... More>


Nock Receives McArthur ‘Genius Award’ Fellowship

Matthew Nock of Harvard University was awarded the 2011 MacArthur Fellowship for his research on suicide and self-injury among adolescents and adults.... More>

Observer Article

Rising Stars

In case there was any doubt, the future of psychological science is in good hands. In its continuing series, the Observer presents more Rising Stars, exemplars of today's young psychological scientists. Although they may not be advanced in years, they are already making great advancements in science.... More>

To Eat or Not to Eat (Yet)

Check out this humorous rendition of APS Past-President Walter Mischel's 1972 Stanford Marshmallow Test. Could you be as patient as some of these kids? Micshel will be speaking at the Connected Theme Program at the 2011 Convention. ... More>