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Introducing the Kavli HUMAN Project

Psychological science now has its own answer to the Human Genome Project: the Kavli HUMAN Project. ... More>


Presidential Column

Psychology, Open Science, and Government: The Opportunity

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Psychological scientists are being explicitly invited to a prime spot in government policy development. Guest columnist David Yokum of the US government’s Social and Behavioral Sciences Team urges APS members to accept that invitation — and explains why they should bring their blossoming open science practices with them. ... More>


Observation

National Museum of Psychology on the Way

The University of Akron is launching a crowdsourcing campaign to build the first ever National Museum of Psychology, complete with artifacts from the history of the profession. ... More>


Cover Story

March Methodology Madness

Every spring, March Madness hits college basketball in the US. The Observer borrows the tournament’s nickname to spotlight innovations and trends in research practices. In our annual March Methodology Madness issue, we report on the latest tools and techniques that psychological scientists are pioneering and employing to advance the study of the human condition. ... More>


Observer Article

Investigating Social Contagion With Digital Tools

Accumulating research provides evidence for a provocative idea that certain behaviors — such as smoking and eating habits — are contagious. Data suggest that we’re influenced not only by the behavior of our friends, family, and acquaintances, but also by the behavior of the people they know, and so on. How do these behaviors diffuse through a series of social connections? ... More>