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Observer Article

Journals, Journals, Journals

As the field’s highest ranked empirical journal reaches its silver anniversary, we republish the inaugural editorial written by its founding editor, the late cognitive psychologist William K. Estes — who worked on the early issues in the same corner of the same house where William James authored Principles of Psychology a century earlier. Psychological Science introduced a number of innovations and led to a number of changes in journals across the field more generally. ... More>

Observer Article

Would I Wait for More Pie?

In his latest book, The Marshmallow Test: Mastering Self-Control, APS Past President Walter Mischel reflects upon how his famous “marshmallow test” informed decades of research on self-control and well-being. In a review of the book, APS Fellow BJ Casey explores how Mischel’s research helps us understand and manage temptations — such as her own yearnings for pie. ... More>

A Road to Mental Health Through the Kitchen

Short Course in Obesity Research

A 5-day short course on “Strengthening Causal Inference in Behavioral Obesity Research” will be hosted at the University of Alabama at Birmingham from July 20, 2015–July 24, 2015. Identifying causal […]... More>

Extremist Groups Appeal to Those Uncertain About Identity

Psychological scientists examine the factors behind the lure of extremist groups that seem to hold a strong sway over certain types of people. ... More>