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Weisz Honored With Klaus-Grawe-Award

APS James McKeen Fellow John Weisz, Director of the Laboratory for Youth Mental Health at Harvard University, has been awarded the 2015 Klaus-Grawe-Award for the Advancement of Innovative Research in […]... More>


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Books to Check Out

To submit a new book, email apsobserver@psychologicalscience.org Mindware: Tools for Smart Thinking by Richard E. Nisbett; Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, August 18, 2015. The Developing Genome: An Introduction to Behavioral […]... More>


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Walter Mischel and Collaborators Receive 2015 Golden Goose Award

APS Past President Walter Mischel, APS Fellow Yuichi Shoda, and Philip Peake have been recognized for their ground-breaking research on the nature of self-control. ... More>


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Being Choosy About Choosing

Choices are expressions of personality and acts of individuation, but they also are acts of communication. In a talk sponsored by the Society for the Teaching of Psychology, Sheena Iyengar described a variety of studies demonstrating how our choices do not always reflect our stated preferences. ... More>


Beyond Simple Models of Self-Control

The adolescent brain is more “plastic” than it will ever be again and capable of remarkable adaptability in light of the many challenges that this developmental phase brings. Yet it […]... More>