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Observer Article

At NASA, Psychological Science Is Rocket Science

Combining behavioral science with engineering expertise, APS Fellow Mary Kaiser has played a crucial part in preparing astronauts and their spacecraft for journeys beyond Earth’s atmosphere. ... More>


Presidential Column

Psychology, Open Science, and Government: The Opportunity

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Psychological scientists are being explicitly invited to a prime spot in government policy development. Guest columnist David Yokum of the US government’s Social and Behavioral Sciences Team urges APS members to accept that invitation — and explains why they should bring their blossoming open science practices with them. ... More>


Cover Story

Reaching Citizens Through Science

An Executive Order from President Obama represents a watershed event for psychological science and related disciplines. Under the directive, behavioral researchers will be at the forefront of helping policymakers test strategies aimed at persuading Americans to save for retirement, conserve energy, and much more. ... More>


Observer Article

Maximizing Email Response Rates

In a collaboration with SBST, federal agencies found that sending an email at just the right time of day could considerably improve response rates. ... More>


Policy Fellowships: Society for Research in Child Development

The Society for Research in Child Development, SRCD, is seeking applications for upcoming Policy Fellowships for 2013-2014. There are two types of Fellowships: Congressional and Executive Branch which both provide Fellows with exciting opportunities to come to Washington, DC and use their research skills in child development outside of the academic setting to inform public policy. Deadline to apply: December 15, 2012 ... More>