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Theme Program Brings Science to the Courtroom

A cross-cutting theme program at the 2015 APS Annual Convention will explore how psychological scientists can help improve our legal and criminal systems. ... More>


Observer Article

Strengthening Public Policy With Science

As a behavioral scientist at RAND Corporation, Coreen Farris is seeing her research inform US policy pursuits, including the burgeoning initiative to eliminate sexual assaults in the military. ... More>


Observer Article

Blurred Concepts of Consent

Numerous studies have revealed that the concept of sexual consent is widely misconstrued and distorted. Psychological science shows why these illusions make combatting sexual assaults on college campuses such a daunting task. ... More>


Letter/Observer Forum

Research as Free Speech?

APS Fellow Jefferson M. Fish reflects on the motivations behind institutional review boards' strict regulation of sensitive topics research. ... More>


Child Abuse Witness Status, Gender, Adult Victimization Risk and Adult Victimization Acknowledgement

Witnessing abuse as a child and adult IPV or rape victimization acknowledgement were assessed. Male witnesses reported higher victimization than non-witnesses. Male and female witnesses were more likely than non-witnesses […] More>