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APS Janet Taylor Spence Award for Transformative Early Career Contributions

The APS Board of Directors is pleased to announce the 2013 recipients of the APS Janet Taylor Spence Award for Transformative Early Career Contributions, in recognition of the significant impact their work is having in the field of psychological science. ... More>


Social Pain Hurts Too

An article published by Janet Taylor Spence Award recipient Naomi I. Eisenberger shows there is a growing body of evidence that social pain shares some of the neural circuitry that underlies physical pain. ... More>


Understanding Mind-Body Influences

Wendy Berry Mendes focuses her research on embodiment — how the mind and body reciprocally influence each other. Specifically, she looks at how the brain and body experience emotions, stress, […]... More>


Learning from Experience

Daphna Shohamy researches learning, memory and decision making. Specifically, she tries to understand the underlying brain mechanisms of how we learn from experience and how we use what we learn […]... More>


The Power of Social Relationships

There’s no doubt about it, rejection hurts. One of the goals of Naomi Eisenberger’s research is to understand why.  She looks at why emotional and physical well-being are so strongly […]... More>