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2013 APS Award Address: Scott O. Lilienfeld

In his James McKeen Cattell Fellow Award Address, Scott Lilienfeld examines the importance, prevalence, and sources of public and political skepticism of psychology — and offers individual and institutional recommendations for […]... More>


Presidential Column

Psychology in a Post-Genomics

The draft DNA sequence of the human genome was announced in June 2000, two years ahead of schedule. Some party-poopers grumble that the four nucleotide letters that constitute the DNA alphabet are not GATC, but HYPE. They complain that the DNA sequence by itself does not tell us how we can begin life as a single fertilized cell and end up with trillions of cells containing the same DNA but expressing different genes. It doesn't cure any diseases. ... More>


Observer Article

Mastering Our Passions

Effective emotion regulation is a lifelong challenge that may begin in infancy. ... More>


Observer Article

Paul Meehl: A Legend of Clinical Psychological Science

When Paul Meehl died 10 years ago, he left behind a rich legacy of scientific thought. Meehl influenced research in a range of areas, from psychiatric classification to psychometric assessment, and his publications have been cited more than 25,000 times. ... More>


Observer Article

Meeting the Mental-Health Needs of Survivors of Large-Scale Trauma

The world has certainly had a rough couple of years with the earthquake in Haiti, the tsunami in Japan, and more recently, hurricane Sandy. In the wake of such disasters attention is often paid to meeting the physical needs of a community, but it is often less apparent what should be done to meet the mental health needs of what is often a traumatized population. ... More>