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Mind Over Matter

In his Fred Kavli Keynote Address at the 2015 APS Annual Convention, APS William James Fellow Michael Posner showed how attentional networks can be harnessed to improve the human condition. ... More>


Cover Story

Intertwined Sciences

Integrative research approaches to a broad range of issues — from the psychological impact of poverty to genetic influences on behavior — served as the theme of the first International Convention of Psychological Science, held March 12–14 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. In this issue of the Observer, APS shares highlights of the momentous gathering. ... More>


Brain, Behavior, and the Economy

World-renowned psychological scientists gathered at the inaugural International Convention of Psychological Science to discuss the ways in which economics affect brain and behavior. ... More>


Teen Brains Shift Gears on Risk with Mom Watching

Neuroimaging data from teen drivers finds that risky behavior is less rewarding and brain areas related to self-control become more active when mothers are present. ... More>


Observation

Books to Check Out: April 2015

To submit a new book, email apsobserver@psychologicalscience.org. The Wiley Blackwell Handbook of Mindfulness edited by Amanda Ie, Christelle T. Ngnoumen, and Ellen J. Langer; Wiley–Blackwell, April 2014. Psychology Gone Wrong: […]... More>