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Observer Article

How Poverty Affects the Brain and Behavior

Living in poverty can impede an individual’s cognitive development, executive functioning, and attention. At the inaugural International Convention of Psychological Science, a panel of scientists including APS William James Fellow Martha J. Farah and APS Fellow Eldar Shafir discussed the long-term cognitive and behavioral outcomes of growing up poor. ... More>


Observer Article

New Immigrants, New Research Opportunities

Immigrant study participants can expose the limitations of “universal” theories that are based exclusively on data from small, homogenous groups, says David Rollock. And immigrants who don’t fit into established ethnic or religious categories spur scientists to refine outdated measures and methodologies. Rollock, along with APS Fellow Gilad Chen, Belinda Campos, Carola Suárez-Orozco, and Hirokazu Yoshikawa, participates in a cross-cutting theme program on immigration. ... More>


Conflicting Cultural Identities May Foster Political Radicalism

New research suggests that dual-identity immigrants -- first-generation immigrants and their descendants who identify with both their cultural minority group and the society they now live in -- may be more prone to political radicalism if they perceive their two cultural identities to be incompatible. ... More>


Observation

Gelfand Receives Anneliese Maier Research Award

APS Fellow Michele J. Gelfand, who studies conflict and conducts comparative cultural research, accepted the Anneliese Maier Research Award at a ceremony at Heidelberg University in Germany. ... More>


Peter F. Titzmann

University of Jena, Germany www2.uni-jena.de/svw/devpsy/staff/peter_e.html What does your research focus on? The focus of my research is on the development of children and adolescents with a migration background and the […]... More>