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Observer Article

Saving for Later by Saving Now

The Defense Finance and Accounting Service, the White House SBST, and university researchers worked together to design and test an email-based intervention aimed at boosting enrollment in the Thrift Savings Plan among members of the military. ... More>


Open Practice Badges in Psychological Science: 18 Months On

The badge program recognizing open research practices has now been in effect for a year and a half and participation in the program continues to rise. ... More>


Presidential Column

Bayes for Beginners: Probability and Likelihood

APS President C. Randy Gallistel has been teaching a Bayesian-oriented graduate course in statistics for years and uses Bayesian methods to analyze his own data. With interest in the statistical approach growing, Gallistel devotes his inaugural presidential column to providing some Bayes basics. ... More>


Observer Article

Data ‘Salvation’ for Suicide Research

APS James McKeen Cattell Fellow Marsha M. Linehan, renowned for her development of evidence-based treatments for borderline personality disorder and suicidality, warns that the standard interventions for suicidal behavior — including hospitalization — are largely unsupported by science. ... More>


A Tutorial on Evaluating Hypotheses Using Bayesian Methods

In a recent article in the European Journal of Developmental Psychology, researchers used the example of a hiking trip to illustrate the advantages of Bayesian thinking over traditional statistical methods. ... More>