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Presidential Column

The Importance of Psychological Research at NICHD

The National Institute of Child Health and Human Development is a major source of support and direction for psychological research. In his guest column, NICHD Director Alan Guttmacher discusses his vision of psychological science as a key component of biomedical research. ... More>

Short Course in Obesity Research

A 5-day short course on “Strengthening Causal Inference in Behavioral Obesity Research” will be hosted at the University of Alabama at Birmingham from July 20, 2015–July 24, 2015. Identifying causal […]... More>


Neural Evidence for an Internal ‘Calorie Counter’

Our awareness of caloric content may be influenced more by our subconscious than by our conscious, found psychological scientists. ... More>

Apple or Ice Cream? The Mechanics of a Healthy Choice

You’ve been trying to lose some weight, but you also get hungry for a snack in the evening. So imagine you go to the kitchen to check out your options, […]... More>

Is Obesity A Disease?