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APS Janet Taylor Spence Award for Transformative Early Career Contributions

APS is honoring six psychological scientists with the Janet Taylor Spence Award for Transformative Early-Career Contributions for work that ranges from cultural variability in social learning to the neurobiological and behavioral signatures of fear and anxiety. ... More>


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LeDoux Recognized by APS for Fear, Anxiety Research

Joseph E. LeDoux, a 2015 recipient of the APS William James Fellow Award, will speak at the 27th APS Annual Convention in New York City, to be held May 21–24, […]... More>


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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>


Meet the woman who can’t feel fear


Holy Safety Net! Religion and Recklessness

Moral instruction is a big part of religion. That’s why most faiths come with strict laws of personal conduct. Indeed, many believe that living a sober life, free of risk […]... More>