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The Truth About Lying

He’s interviewed criminals, offered students bribes, and given research participants countless opportunities to cheat him. Dan Ariely shares his unique approach to studying the ways people engage in — and rationalize — dishonest behavior. Ariely’s Keynote Address was one of the many highlights of the 2016 APS Annual Convention in Chicago, where more than 4,300 participants packed meeting rooms to partake of a menu including assorted workshops, talks, symposia, and special events. ... More>


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How Rats, Bats, Bees, and People Navigate Their Worlds

Creatures ranging from honeybees to humans possess an innate mental map that allows them to navigate the world. In a symposium organized by APS President C. Randy Gallistel, Nobel laureate Edvard Moser and APS Fellows Randolf Menzel, Barbara G. Tversky, and Russell A. Epstein discuss how behavioral, cognitive, and brain sciences are charting a new course toward understanding the cognitive map. ... More>


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The Parenting Trap

Young children experiment and learn about the world in a manner more typically associated with scientists, as APS Fellow Alison Gopnik has shown in experiments. But those abilities are largely thwarted by the modern approach to parenting, she says. ... More>


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Sunday’s Science Smorgasbord

Research on intergroup bias, measurement problems in psychological science, and adoptive parents were part of the feast of science presented on Symposium Sunday. ... More>


Apply for Stanford University’s Residential Fellowship

The Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences (CASBS) at Stanford University is now accepting applications for residential fellowships for the 2017–2018 academic year. CASBS has hosted generations of […]... More>