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Using Pseudoscience to Shine Light on Good Science

If instructors want students to think like scientists, they have to teach them about decidedly nonscientific ways of thinking, argues APS James McKeen Cattell Fellow Scott O. Lilienfeld. ... More>


It’s Good to Be Kaiser


Allan R. Wagner

Yale University William James Fellow Award Allan Wagner has been a major innovator of powerful concepts that have revolutionized theories of habituation, classical conditioning, and instrumental conditioning. His proposals, in […]... More>


The Perils of Trying to Unlearn

There are tons of studies about how to improve learning, but what happens when we want to unlearn is less clear. Scientists have found that forgetting an association once you’ve learned it is really hard. ... More>


Lessons from Sherlock Holmes: The Importance of Perspective-Taking