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Albert Bandura to Receive National Medal of Science

APS Fellow Albert Bandura has been awarded the National Medal of Science for his groundbreaking work on learning, education, and childhood development. ... More>


Terrorism Temporarily Turns Leftists Rightward


Terrorism May Make Liberals Think More Like Conservatives

In the UK, liberals’ attitudes toward Muslims and immigrants became more like those of conservatives following the July 7, 2005 bombings in London. ... More>


We Infer a Speaker’s Social Identity from Subtle Linguistic Cues

When we speak, we “leak” information about our social identity through the nuanced language that we use to describe others, new findings show. ... More>


Observer Article

Making Sense

The language we speak, the families we grow up with, and the genes we are born with all shape the way each of us understands the world. A panel of scientists, including APS Secretary Gün Semin and APS Fellow Shihui Han, discusses the ongoing multidisciplinary efforts to study how humans make meaning. ... More>