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Confidence Spills Over Across Unrelated Decisions

New research on metacognition, or “thinking about thinking,” could help to explain why people are often overconfident in their performance on perceptual or memory tasks. ... More>


Observer Article

1990: An Inaugural Year, a Centennial Year

What accounts for the endless interest in William James’s foundational Principles of Psychology more than a century after its publication? Influential psychological scientists explored this question in one of the earliest issues of APS’s flagship journal. ... More>


Are Impulsivity Problems Memory Problems?

Behavioral scientists are exploring how various types of impulsivity and prospective memory--that is, a person's ability to make plans and execute them later on--are linked. ... More>


Daniel Levitin: “The Organized Mind”