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Obama Administration Elevates Role of Behavioral Science in Government Services

President Obama signed an executive order September 15 directing federal agencies to inject more behavioral science into their activities and services. ... More>

The secret of extreme heroes: They don’t overthink


Books to Check Out

To submit a new book, email Mindware: Tools for Smart Thinking by Richard E. Nisbett; Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, August 18, 2015. The Developing Genome: An Introduction to Behavioral […]... More>

What’s “Fair” Depends on Where You Come From

The idea that “you get what you earn” may be common in Western societies, but research with children from three different cultures shows that the idea isn't universal. ... More>

Observer Article

Using Time to Understand Behavioral Development

In the days, weeks, and years following traumatic events from combat to spinal-cord injuries, most individuals respond with resilience and do not go on to develop PTSD, notes APS Fellow George A. Bonanno. Bonanno joins APS James McKeen Cattell Fellow Ian J. Deary, Sarah-Jayne Blakemore, Emily Butler, and Robert N. Singer for a cross-cutting theme program on how memory, relationships, and even IQ can affect people across different periods of their lifespans — from milliseconds to decades. ... More>