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Coincidence or Conspiracy? Studies Investigate Conspiracist Thinking

New research shows no evidence that conspiracy believers are more likely to perceive order, design, or intent in events or outcomes. ... More>

Observer Article

1990: An Inaugural Year, a Centennial Year

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>

Are Women Better Tasters Than Men?

Observer Article

The Curse of Knowledge: Pinker Describes a Key Cause of Bad Writing

APS Fellow Steven A. Pinker says writers often assume readers understand the obscure words they use and know the esoteric facts they reference — and these assumptions fuel poor prose. ... More>

The Negative In Positive Stereotypes