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When Daydreaming Becomes a Problem


Choice May Sometimes Be A Cognitive Illusion

We may believe that we’re making decisions consciously when the decisions have actually already been made, results from two studies show. ... More>


New Research From Psychological Science

A sample of new research exploring the role of conscious awareness in associative learning, the social aspects of music learning among infants, and brain mechanisms underlying self-affirmation. ... More>


Observer Article

Making Sense

The language we speak, the families we grow up with, and the genes we are born with all shape the way each of us understands the world. A panel of scientists, including APS Secretary Gün Semin and APS Fellow Shihui Han, discusses the ongoing multidisciplinary efforts to study how humans make meaning. ... More>


Observer Article

1990: An Inaugural Year, a Centennial Year

What accounts for the endless interest in William James’s foundational Principles of Psychology more than a century after its publication? Influential psychological scientists explored this question in one of the earliest issues of APS’s flagship journal. ... More>