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Obama Administration Elevates Role of Behavioral Science in Government Services

President Obama signed an executive order September 15 directing federal agencies to inject more behavioral science into their activities and services. ... 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>


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Books to Check Out

To submit a new book, email apsobserver@psychologicalscience.org Mindware: Tools for Smart Thinking by Richard E. Nisbett; Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, August 18, 2015. The Developing Genome: An Introduction to Behavioral […]... More>


Observer Article

Data ‘Salvation’ for Suicide Research

APS James McKeen Cattell Fellow Marsha M. Linehan, renowned for her development of evidence-based treatments for borderline personality disorder and suicidality, warns that the standard interventions for suicidal behavior — including hospitalization — are largely unsupported by science. ... More>


Observer Article

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>