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Observer Article

The Media as Research Collaborators

News reporting not only helps to bring psychological science to the public, but it also can facilitate the research, as APS Fellow Melanie Killen learned when she teamed up with CNN for a study examining children’s racial bias. ... More>


Close Friendships in Adolescence Predict Health in Adulthood

New research suggests that following the pack in adolescence may have unexpected long-term benefits for physical health in early adulthood. ... More>


Adolescent Friendships Linked to Adult Health


Observer Article

In Search of Human Uniqueness

APS Fellow Michael Tomasello believes that the most salient difference between us and our closest animal relatives is our ability to determine and share intentionality — that is, to understand and share psychological states of mind. Tomasello has spent more than 20 years comparing the behavior of adult great apes with that of human children. ... More>


Empathy Is Actually a Choice