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When We Forget to Remember – Failures in Prospective Memory Range From Annoying to Lethal

Why would highly skilled professionals forget to perform a simple task they have executed without difficulty thousands of times before? These kinds of oversights occur in professions as diverse as aviation and computer programming, but research from psychological science reveals that these lapses may not reflect carelessness or lack of skill but failures of prospective memory. ... More>


George A. Miller: Remembering a Pioneer

The influential cognitive psychological scientist George A. Miller passed away on July 22, 2012. ... More>


New Research From Psychological Science

A sample of exciting new research on memory recently published in Psychological Science. ... More>


Mind Changer and Game Changer

APS Past-President Elizabeth Loftus is the highest-ranking female in the list of top 100 psychologists. She's gained world-wide renown for her experiments showing that memory, far from being an accurate record, is influenced by subsequent exposure to information and events and is re-constituted according to the biases these create. ... More>


How Do Placebos Relieve Pain?

Scientists and doctors have been studying placebos for more than half a century. These inert “sugar pills” remain highly controversial, yet they are widely used in clinical treatment today—especially in […]... More>