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Measuring Pain With a Flash

Physical pain varies, leaving clinicians struggling to assess the severity of a patient's discomfort. But APS Past President Linda M. Bartoshuk has found a way to more precisely -- and quickly -- measure the intensity of each individual's suffering. ... More>

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Under New Management

A mix of social experiences, psychological systems, and brain mechanisms enables us to make increasingly complex decisions and regulate our thoughts and actions. APS Board Member Annette D. Karmiloff-Smith and APS Fellows Eveline Crone, Yuko Munakata (pictured), and Philip D. Zelazo are among scientists worldwide who are identifying neural and cognitive processes that underlie the development of executive control across the lifespan. ... More>

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Cattell Fund Supports Collaborative Research

APS Fellows Peter C. Gordon, Lori Holt, and Greg Hajcak Proudfit will embark on sabbaticals supported by the James McKeen Cattell Fund, each using advanced methods to study a variety of cognitive and emotional processes. ... More>

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Using Psychological Science to Teach Psychological Science

A new initiative supported by the APS Fund for Teaching and Public Understanding of Psychological Science will support projects translating empirical research to the psychological science classroom. ... More>

Older Beats Younger When It Comes to Correcting Mistakes

Findings from a new study challenge the notion that older adults always lag behind their younger counterparts when it comes to learning new things. ... More>