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Psychology of Language: From the 20th to the 21st Century

The late psychological scientist George Miller, in an article for the very first issue of APS’s flagship journal, called for the study of language to be considered across general theories of psychology. Gabriella Vigliocco reviews Miller’s article and provides insights on the direction that language psychology will take in the next quarter century. ... More>


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Registered Replication Reports: An Update

Studies being reproduced in APS’s Registered Replication Reports initiative include a 2002 experiment investigating how commitment fosters forgiveness in close relationships and a 2011 study showing how grammatical aspect influences one’s perception of intentionality. ... More>


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The Digital Lab

In the spirit of the “March Madness” college basketball tournament in the United States, the Observer pays its annual tribute to the latest innovations in psychological science methodology. This year, scientists share their experiences using social media, smartphones, open-source software, and other implements of the Internet age to broaden their data sets and speed up their analyses. ... More>