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Observer Article

APS Janet Taylor Spence Award for Transformative Early Career Contributions

The neural mechanisms for self-control, the dysfunctional side of positive emotions, and the health consequences of stigmatization are among the bodies of work being pursued by this year’s winners of the Janet Taylor Spence Award for Transformative Early Career Contributions. ... More>


Let’s Get Lunch! Group Meals Spur Cooperation

New research investigating team performance among firefighters finds that dining together was associated with increased cooperation and better work-group performance. ... More>


Observation

Ellen Langer to be Honored at Liberty Science Center Genius Gala

APS James McKeen Cattell Fellow Ellen Langer is being honored at the Liberty Science Center Genius Gala for her work on control, aging, stress, decision-making, health, and mindfulness. ... More>


Infants’ Brain Activity Shows Signs of Social Thinking

A collaboration between neuroscientists and developmental psychologists provides evidence directly linking neural responses from the motor system to overt social behavior in infants. ... More>


Presidential Column

Psychology, Open Science, and Government: The Opportunity

This is a thumbnail of a portrait photograph of David Yokum.

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>