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Bower Reflects on Integrating Two Theoretical Frameworks

At the 2016 APS-Psychonomic Society W. K. & K. W. Estes Lecture, Gordon Bower reflected on his attempts to merge Clark Hull’s learning theory with William Estes’s statistical framework. ... More>

Ariely Packs Address With Jokes, Anecdotes, and Lots of Science

At the Fred Kavli Keynote Address at the 2016 APS Annual Convention, Dan Ariely discussed his research showing how people rationalize dishonesty. ... More>

Presidential Column

What We Have and Haven’t Learned

APS President C. Randy Gallistel reflects on the consequential conclusions that psychological scientists have reached over the last 50 years as well as on the questions left unanswered. ... More>

Observer Article

At NASA, Psychological Science Is Rocket Science

Combining behavioral science with engineering expertise, APS Fellow Mary Kaiser has played a crucial part in preparing astronauts and their spacecraft for journeys beyond Earth’s atmosphere. ... More>

Observer Article

To Know Thyself, Turn to Science

No matter how well we think we know our own traits, behaviors, and beliefs, experiments show that friends may have insights about us that we lack ourselves, says APS William James Fellow Timothy D. Wilson. ... More>