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Effective Apologies Include Six Elements

A new study identifies six key elements that greatly improve the perception and credibility of an apology. ... More>


Student Notebook

Research Ethics at the Graduate Level

I followed the plight of Michael LaCour, a University of California, Los Angeles, graduate student in the political science department, almost obsessively. I first heard of LaCour’s research on one […]... More>


Observation

Books to Check Out: December 2015

To submit a new book, email apsobserver@psychologicalscience.org. Mistakes Were Made (But Not by Me) by Carol Tavris and Elliot Aronson; Reprint Edition, Mariner Books, October 20, 2015. Development of Mathematical […]... More>


Parenting Advice From ‘America’s Worst Mom’


Minimizing Belief in Free Will May Lessen Support for Criminal Punishment

Exposure to information that diminishes will, including brain-based accounts of behavior, seems to decrease people’s support for retributive punishment. ... More>