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Books to Check Out

To submit a new book, email apsobserver@psychologicalscience.org. The Psychology of Eating and Drinking: 4th Edition by Alexandra W. Logue; Routledge, December 10, 2014. Me, Myself, and Us: The Science of […]... More>


Cover Story

Faith or Fear?

Researchers in psychology and anthropology have discovered heightened patterns of honesty and civility among people who view their gods as more punitive than forgiving. This integrative research is generating new insights into religion’s influence on mores and behaviors, both at the individual and societal levels. ... More>


How Hierarchy Can Help Teams Scale New Heights

A new study analyzing data from Himalayan mountain climbers finds that hierarchy within high-stakes teams can both improve and undermine performance. ... More>


Expressing Anger Linked with Better Health in Some Cultures

We're urged to manage anger or suffer its ill effects, but new data from the US and Japan suggest that anger may be linked with better health in certain cultures. ... More>


Observer Article

Faded Memories

Why do some US presidents become staples of history, while others spiral into obscurity as time passes? A new study led by APS Past President Henry L. Roediger, III, helps explain how and why people and events are forgotten from collective memory. ... More>