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Psychological scientists are being explicitly invited to a prime spot in government policy development. Guest columnist David Yokum of the US government’s Social and Behavioral Sciences Team urges APS members to accept that invitation — and explains why they should bring their blossoming open science practices with them. ... More>
The White House has announced that Jeffrey D. Karpicke, James V. Bradley Associate Professor at Purdue University, is the recipient of a Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers. ... More>
Practically every challenge facing modern society is fueled in part by entrenched behaviors that science can help understand and perhaps change. The federal government is creating a team that will give a broader set of behavioral scientists a seat at the table in policymaking. ... More>
President Barack Obama has announced the BRAIN Initiative, an ambitious program designed to treat, cure, and prevent Alzheimer’s disease, epilepsy, traumatic brain injury, and other brain disorders. ... More>
How can it be that happiness is more genetically than environmentally variable? Are leaders born and not reared? Are socially retiring people born to be shy? Is love of sky-diving […]... More>