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Books to Check Out: January 2016

To submit a new book, email apsobserver@psychologicalscience.org. Brain Asymmetry and Neural Systems: Foundations in Clinical Neuroscience and Neuropsychology by David W. Harrison; Springer International Publishing, March 27, 2015. The Confidence Game by Maria Konnikova; Viking […]... More>


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Psychology of Language: From the 20th to the 21st Century

The late psychological scientist George Miller, in an article for the very first issue of APS’s flagship journal, called for the study of language to be considered across general theories of psychology. Gabriella Vigliocco reviews Miller’s article and provides insights on the direction that language psychology will take in the next quarter century. ... More>


How movies influence perceptions of brain disorders


Simple Maze Test Could Help Identify At-Risk Older Drivers

Performance on a maze test, where subjects trace a path through a simple maze, may be a useful tool for quickly assessing dangerous cognitive impairments in older drivers. ... More>


Countering “Neuromyths” in the Movies

Using a grant awarded by the APS Fund for Teaching and Public Understanding of Psychological Science, Mary V. Spiers is educating the public about the science behind popular movies. ... More>