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Meet the APS Board for 2015–2016

C. Randy Gallistel begins his 1-year term as President of APS’s Board of Directors, while Susan Goldin-Meadow becomes President-Elect. Nancy Eisenberg is Immediate Past President. Dorthe Berntsen and Cindy M. Yee-Bradbury join the Board and will serve through 2018. ... More>

How a coughing ape is changing our ideas about animals, humans and language

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Psychology of Language: From the 20th to the 21st Century

The late psychological scientist George Miller, in an article for the very first issue of APS’s flagship journal, called for the study of language to be considered across general theories of psychology. Gabriella Vigliocco reviews Miller’s article and provides insights on the direction that language psychology will take in the next quarter century. ... More>


Goldin-Meadow Honored for Seminal Research on Gesture and Learning

Past APS Board Member Susan Goldin-Meadow has been named a 2015 William James Fellow Award recipient. ... More>

The Road to Language Learning Is Iconic

Languages are highly complex systems and yet most children seem to acquire language easily, even in the absence of formal instruction. New research on young children’s use of British Sign Language (BSL) sheds light on some of the mechanisms that may endow children with this amazing ability. ... More>