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Is Beauty in the Average or the Individual?

People tend to find a blend of faces to be more attractive than the individual faces themselves, but new research suggests this isn't true if those faces are familiar. ... More>


Observer Article

Reflecting on a Lifetime of Achievement

As part of its 25th anniversary, APS honors distinguished scientists who have transformed the field of psychological science over the past quarter century. In this issue, we celebrate the careers of Marilynn B. Brewer, Carol S. Dweck, Douglas L. Medin, and John A. Swets. ... More>


According to Kids, the Moral Obligation Against Harm Doesn’t Apply Equally

Research shows that we tend to show an in-group bias, favoring the interests of our own social group over those of another group. But how do we perceive these biases when they occur in other people? ... More>


Ellen M. Markman

Stanford University William James Fellow Award Ellen Markman’s work has covered a range of issues in cognitive development. She conducted some of the pioneering research on the development of comprehension […]... More>


Douglas L. Medin

Northwestern University William James Fellow Award Best known for his research on concepts and categorization, Doug Medin studies how our ideas of the natural world develop, examining biological thought from […]... More>