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New Reports Showcase Collaborations Between Governments, Behavioral Scientists

New reports from the White House Social and Behavioral Sciences Team (SBST) and the UK’s Behavioural Insights Team (BIT) are now available online. ... More>


NIH Simplifies IRB Procedures for Multisite Studies

Beginning in 2017, NIH-funded studies conducting the same experiment are required to use only a single institutional review board to oversee multisite research. ... More>


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>