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Letter/Observer Forum

A Word of Caution About Comparing Different Populations

The lead article in the January 2015 Observer, “Talkin’ About Your Generation,” is about purported generational differences in attitudes, values, and self-perception that were found in several large-scale studies. The […]... More>


Observer Article

A Conversation With James S. Jackson

A presidentially appointed term on the US National Science Board is the latest milestone in James S. Jackson’s distinguished career, which included a leading role in revolutionizing survey research methodology for the study of racial disparities in physical and mental health. This renowned social psychological scientist sat down with Alan Kraut, APS Executive Director, for some unscripted reflections. ... More>


Extraordinary Altruism: Who Gives a Kidney to a Stranger?


Altruistic Acts More Common in States With High Well-Being

Geographic differences and levels of well-being predict whether people are likely to donate a kidney to a stranger, an extremely altruistic act. ... More>


The WEIRD Evolution of Human Psychology