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‘Tis the Season

For APS Fellow Irving Zucker, there really is a reason for the seasons — or at least the seasonal rhythms of mammals — and it’s melatonin. Zucker studies biological and […]... More>


fMRI Special Section of Perspectives on Psychological Science

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Neuroimaging—is it voodoo, new phrenology, or scientific breakthrough? See what the experts have to say in this special section on fMRI in Perspectives on Psychological Science... More>


Study Finds We Are Better Able to Detect Racial Tension in Members of Our Racial Group

In March of 2008, in a speech addressing contemporary racial tensions in America, then-Senator Barack Obama suggested that there is a “chasm of misunderstanding that exists between the races.” Could […]... More>


What Does it Mean to be Alive? How Notions of the Natural World Unfold- in Development and Across Languages.

Understanding the concept of a “living thing” is a late developmental achievement. Early research by Jean Piaget, showed that kids attribute “life status” to things that move on their own […]... More>


Got Sugar? Glucose Affects Our Ability to Resist Temptation

New research from a lab at Florida State University reveals that self-control takes fuel — literally. When we exercise it, resisting temptations to misbehave, our fuel tank is depleted, making […]... More>