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Can Having a Foreign Accent Hurt Your Career?

People who speak English as a second language are generally passed over for top managerial jobs, studies have shown. New research reveals the factors underlying this glass ceiling. ... More>


Presidential Column

Applying Psychology to Public Policy

Behavioral science is helping the British government save tens of millions of pounds. Guest Presidential Columnist David Halpern describes how the UK Cabinet-level office he heads is making that happen. ... More>


Register Online for the 2014 AAAS Meeting in Chicago

Registration for the 2014 AAAS Meeting, to be held February 13–17, 2014, in Chicago, is now open. Online press registration is available until January 22, 2014. The conference will include […]... More>


Boosting Self-Worth Can Counteract Cognitive Effects of Poverty

For people in poverty, remembering better times — such as past success — improves cognitive functioning and increases their willingness to seek help from crucial aid services. ... More>


Observer Article

Nakamura Heads Peer Review at NIH

As head of the NIH’s Center for Scientific Review, APS Fellow Richard K. Nakamura has set a goal of making science review a science itself. ... More>