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Observer Article

Building a Better Student Body

SAT scores and grade point averages hold disproportionate weight in college admissions processes, says APS James McKeen Cattell Fellow Neal Schmitt. The Michigan State University scientist is investigating noncognitive measures that he believes will better predict students’ chances of success in higher education. ... More>


Using Science to Help Teach Teens Safe Driving Skills

Teens are among the most dangerous drivers on the road, but psychological scientists are investigating new ways to help novices learn to drive safely. ... More>


Observer Article

Research During Feast and Famine

With a background in developmental psychology and a variable research budget, APS Fellow Albert R. Hollenbeck has helped AARP in a variety of diet and health studies — including a project that revealed coffee’s role in longevity. ... More>


Observation

Frank to Speak on ‘Relieving the Burden of Mood Disorders’

Ellen Frank, who has been recognized internationally for her clinical research on the assessment and treatment of mood disorders, will speak on relieving the burden of mental illness at the 2015 APS Annual Convention. ... More>


An Adaptationist Theory of Trait Covariation

New research examines what factors contribute to covariation between individual traits. ... More>