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Council of Psychological Science Advisers? It Could Happen…

Advising policymakers on the creation and potential impact of new legislation typically has been the purview of economists — for example, the Council of Economic Advisers provides research-based advice to […]... More>

Even Hands-Free Devices are Dangerously Distracting

It can take up to 27 seconds for drivers to regain full attention after using a hands-free device to make a call or change the music. ... More>

Cover Story

Reaching Citizens Through Science

An Executive Order from President Obama represents a watershed event for psychological science and related disciplines. Under the directive, behavioral researchers will be at the forefront of helping policymakers test strategies aimed at persuading Americans to save for retirement, conserve energy, and much more. ... More>

Observer Article

Mischel, Others Honored at Bipartisan ‘Golden Goose’ Event

APS Past President Walter Mischel and two of his collaborators, APS Fellow Yuichi Shoda and Philip Peake, were honored for famous, federally funded work that began with a certain sugary treat. ... More>

Observer Article

Saving for Later by Saving Now

The Defense Finance and Accounting Service, the White House SBST, and university researchers worked together to design and test an email-based intervention aimed at boosting enrollment in the Thrift Savings Plan among members of the military. ... More>