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Why Should Psychological Science Care About Diversity?

A 2010 analysis of articles published in leading psychology journals showed that 95% of all samples came from Western, educated, industrialized, rich, and democratic societies. APS Fellow Robert M. Sellers wants his field to study a broader cross-section of humanity — with investigators from underrepresented groups at the helm. ... More>

Not Lonely at the Top

Benefitting from Nepotism Carries Hidden Costs

Regardless of their qualifications for the job, those perceived as benefiting from nepotism were perceived as less competent than other new hires. ... More>

Moral Suspicion Trickles Down the Corporate Ladder

Rank-and-file employees suffer more reputational damage from an association with an unethical supervisor compared to an unethical subordinate. ... More>

Can Leadership Potential be Predicted at Age 10?

A new study finds that cognitive abilities measured at age 10 have a strong relationship with obtaining a leadership position by age 50. ... More>