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Memories of Spence

At special symposium in honor of the late Janet Taylor Spence, colleagues, friends, and students shared their perspectives on Spence’s wide-ranging contributions to psychological science. ... More>

Better Math Skills Predict Bigger Bank Accounts

People who are good with numbers also tend to be less susceptible to some psychological biases, allowing them to make better financial decisions and accumulate more wealth. ... More>

Presidential Column

What We Have and Haven’t Learned

APS President C. Randy Gallistel reflects on the consequential conclusions that psychological scientists have reached over the last 50 years as well as on the questions left unanswered. ... More>

Presidential Column

The Minimum Description Length Principle

Both as scientists and in our everyday lives, we make probabilistic inferences. Mathematicians may deduce their conclusions from their stated premises, but the rest of us induce our conclusions from data. . . . How can we decide when complex hypotheses are justified? ... More>