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As a college student, APS Past President Michael Gazzaniga wrote a letter to neuropsychologist Roger Sperry asking about summer job possibilities. That small step not only landed Gazzaniga a fellowship in Sperry's lab but also seeded his groundbreaking research on the split-brain effect. In his APS William James Fellow Award Address, he advises young scientists to "just write the letter" when they want to jumpstart a career in science. ... More>
What accounts for the endless interest in William James’s foundational Principles of Psychology more than a century after its publication? Influential psychological scientists explored this question in one of the earliest issues of APS’s flagship journal. ... More>
From the compass to GPS, humans have relied on devices to guide them to their destinations. But psychological scientists have been exploring new frontiers of discoveries about navigational skills embedded within our own biology. ... More>
C. Randy Gallistel begins his 1-year term as President of APS’s Board of Directors, while Susan Goldin-Meadow becomes President-Elect. Nancy Eisenberg is Immediate Past President. Dorthe Berntsen and Cindy M. Yee-Bradbury join the Board and will serve through 2018. ... More>
Speakers at a symposium at the 2015 APS Annual Convention discussed the benefits and challenges of a new framework developed to study psychopathology by examining cognitive and biological features rather than relying solely on observable symptoms. ... More>