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Observer Article

The Emerging Field of Affective Science

The field is beginning to provide an integrated framework for understanding a variety of psychological phenomena long studied in isolation from one another. ... More>


New Society Aims to Support Affective Science

A new society — The Society for Affective Science (SAS) — has been organized for the purpose of encouraging basic and applied research on emotions, moods, and other motivational states. ... More>


Presidential Column

The Changing Landscape for Research and Education in Psychological Science

It doesn’t seem possible but this is the last column of my term as APS President. Throughout the past year you have heard from many of our APS colleagues who hold various administrative positions in universities in the United States and Europe. ... More>


Presidential Column

Small Investment, Big Returns

By most measures, we are living in the golden age of the social and behavioral sciences. Despite the modest amount and portion of funding it receives and its relevance and impact on human problems and potential, the behavioral and social sciences have many powerful critics, especially some members of Congress. ... More>


Letter/Observer Forum

Interdisciplinarity

For at least a couple of reasons, APS is to be commended for devoting attention, and Observer space, to various issues surrounding interdisciplinary inquiry (Elizabeth Phillips, “Beyond the Department: An Organizational Model for Interdisciplinarity”, Observer, Vol. 26, No. 2 February, 2013). ... More>