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Pride and Prejudice: Reducing LGBT Discrimination at Work

Researchers find that anti-discrimination laws can have a significant positive impact on how LGBT employees are treated on the job. ... More>


Weakening Memories of Crime through Deliberate Suppression

People can successfully inhibit some incriminating memories, resulting in brain activity similar to that seen in “innocent” participants. ... More>


The Use and Misuse of Science in the Justice System

In a cross-cutting theme program at the 2015 APS Annual Convention, leading scientists reviewed how psychological science is implemented -- for better or worse -- in the legal system. ... More>


Fighting Crime, One License Plate at a Time?

Researchers from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst investigate the possibility that license plates including symbols are more memorable and easier for police to track down. ... More>


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APS Convention Program Brings Science to the Courtroom

A cross-cutting theme program at the 2015 APS Annual Convention will explore how psychological scientists can help improve our legal and criminal systems. ... More>