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Observer Article

Rising Stars

In case there was any doubt, the future of psychological science is in good hands. In its continuing series, the Observer presents more Rising Stars, exemplars of today's young psychological scientists. Although they may not be advanced in years, they are already making great advancements in science.... More>


Student Notebook

Good for the Goose, Bad for the Gander? A Critical Look at the Traditional Graduate Training Paradigm

Welcome to graduate school! Now get to work and publish something, would you?” Graduate students may have never heard this phrase explicitly, but it is not difficult to infer this message.From the time students begin a graduate program, they are pressured to conduct studies and publish early and often, in the hope that top-tier journal publications will best strengthen one’s CV.... More>


Cover Story

Identity Shift

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US psychology departments are changing their names to reflect the field. The new labels spell out what psychological scientists actually do.... More>


Member Article

Rising Stars

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In case there was any doubt, the future of psychological science is in good hands. In its continuing series, the Observer presents more Rising Stars, exemplars of today's young psychological scientists. Although they may not be advanced in years, they are already making great advancements in science.... More>


Can Aptitude Tests Really Predict Your Performance?

Colleges, employers, and the military all use aptitude tests to predict how well someone might do. In recent years, some critics of these tests have said there isn’t much difference in performance above a certain level—that, above a certain threshold, everyone is more or less the same. Now, in a new study, which will be published in an upcoming issue of Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science, the authors find that this isn’t true. Instead, the higher your score, the better you perform later.... More>