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Your Complicated Amygdala: Why Brain-Imaging Work Is Misleading

Kids Show How Society Thinks

Psychological scientist Margaret Beale Spencer says that children can teach us a lot about the society in which they’re raised. In 2010, CNN commissioned her to lead a pilot study on race. ... More>

The Amygdala And Fear Are Not The Same Thing

In a 2007 episode of the television show Boston Legal, a character claimed to have figured out that a cop was racist because his amygdala activated - displaying fear, when they showed him pictures of black people. This link between the amygdala and fear – especially a fear of others unlike us, has gone too far, not only in pop culture, but also in psychological science, say the authors of a new paper which will be published in the February issue of Current Directions in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science. ... More>

How Do Whites Perceive Biracial People?

Watch Sabrica Barnett from the City University of New York present her APSSC Award–winning research on “Not Fully Black, but Not Fully White: Whites’ Perceptions of Black-White Biracials.” ... More>

Observer Article

Rising Stars

The Observer presents more Rising Stars, exemplars of today's young psychological scientists.... More>