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Janet Taylor Spence: A Life in Science

A timeline lists highlights in the life of Janet Taylor Spence. ... More>


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How Poverty Affects the Brain and Behavior

Living in poverty can impede an individual’s cognitive development, executive functioning, and attention. At the inaugural International Convention of Psychological Science, a panel of scientists including APS William James Fellow Martha J. Farah and APS Fellow Eldar Shafir discussed the long-term cognitive and behavioral outcomes of growing up poor. ... More>


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Leveraging Psychological Science

At a symposium at the 2015 APS Annual Convention, clinicians and researchers explored how insights gleaned from psychological science can inform health care strategies and procedures to ultimately improve patient outcomes. ... More>


You’re A Distracted Driver Even When You Ignore That Text

Using a cell phone while driving is dangerously distracting, but new research from Florida State University shows that ignoring a call or text can be just as impairing. ... More>


Concentration Ability May Get Better With Age

Data from over 10,000 people show that, like a barrel-aged whiskey or a ripening cheese, some cognitive abilities seem to get better with maturity. ... More>