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Observer Article

On One’s Own Time

This is a photo of APS Fellow Laura L. Carstensen.

In various experiments, APS Fellow Laura L. Carstensen and colleagues have demonstrated that people’s preferences for deepening relationships and avoiding risks intensify as their time horizons shorten. Carstensen joined APS Fellows Daniel L. Schacter and Dan P. McAdams and others to talk about time perception through the perspectives of cognitive, social, and developmental sciences. ... More>


Kelly McGonigal: Teaching the Values of Psychological Science

Recorded in May 2016 at the 28th Annual Convention of the Association for Psychological Science in Chicago, Illinois.... More>


When Looking Like a Leader Derails the Group

Experiments show that people who display the powerful, confident body language associated with leadership tend to dominate decision making—even when their ideas were entirely incorrect. ... More>


Teaching Current Directions

Teaching Current Directions in Psychological Science

Featured articles: “Unpacking Creativity: Semantic Distance Is the Difference” and “The Ritual Animal” ... More>


Presidential Column

Psychology, Open Science, and Government: The Opportunity

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Psychological scientists are being explicitly invited to a prime spot in government policy development. Guest columnist David Yokum of the US government’s Social and Behavioral Sciences Team urges APS members to accept that invitation — and explains why they should bring their blossoming open science practices with them. ... More>