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Books to Check Out: November 2015

To submit a new book, email apsobserver@psychologicalscience.org. Friend & Foe: When to Cooperate, When to Compete, and How to Succeed at Both by Adam Galinsky and Maurice Schweitzer; Crown Business, September 29, […]... More>


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De Dreu Receives Hendrik Muller Prize

The Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences will award the €25,000 Dr. Hendrik Muller Prize for Behavioral and Social Sciences to APS Fellow Carsten De Dreu during a December […]... More>


The Trouble with Too Much Talent

From the soccer field to the boardroom, researchers find that too many talented individuals on a single team can actually compromise performance. ... More>


Observer Article

In Search of Human Uniqueness

APS Fellow Michael Tomasello believes that the most salient difference between us and our closest animal relatives is our ability to determine and share intentionality — that is, to understand and share psychological states of mind. Tomasello has spent more than 20 years comparing the behavior of adult great apes with that of human children. ... More>


Chatting Before Negotiations Benefits Men More Than Women

A bit of chitchat before a negotiation helped men—but not women—snag better financial offers for a job contract. ... More>