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A Milestone in Federally Funded Behavioral Science

A special symposium celebrated the 20th anniversary of the US National Institutes of Health’s Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research. ... More>

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Being Choosy About Choosing

Choices are expressions of personality and acts of individuation, but they also are acts of communication. In a talk sponsored by the Society for the Teaching of Psychology, Sheena Iyengar described a variety of studies demonstrating how our choices do not always reflect our stated preferences. ... More>


Watch Out for the Experienced Study Participant

Researchers might not think about participants’ past experiences as a research subject, but new findings suggest that these experiences could make a difference in study outcomes. ... More>

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Why Should Psychological Science Care About Diversity?

A 2010 analysis of articles published in leading psychology journals showed that 95% of all samples came from Western, educated, industrialized, rich, and democratic societies. APS Fellow Robert M. Sellers wants his field to study a broader cross-section of humanity — with investigators from underrepresented groups at the helm. ... More>

Age Is Just a Number

People tend to proceed through life trying to act their age. But the pioneering research of Ellen Langer suggests that adopting the attitude of a younger person may actually have […]... More>