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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>


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Scenes From Convention

From APS Past President Gordon Bower to enthusiastic reproducibility workshop participants, the 2016 APS Annual Convention in Chicago attracted some of the sharpest minds in psychological science. The annual photo album showcases pictures from the Psychological Science in the Public Interest symposium, the “Inside the Psychologist’s Studio” interview with APS Past Board Member Jennifer A. Richeson, and other compelling events. ... More>


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Sizing Up Magnitude

In an interdisciplinary symposium, “The Origins and Consequences of Magnitude Estimation,” at the 2016 APS Annual Convention in Chicago, four speakers discussed a diverse sampling of new research on the basic mechanisms and biases that underlie our appraisals and approximations. ... More>


It’s About Time

In a cross-cutting theme program, "The Meaning of Time," at the 2016 APS Annual Convention, psychological scientists shared research on the ways humans think about the past, present, and future. ... More>


Why the Drive Home Really Does Feel Shorter

An unexpectedly long drive in one direction can create an illusion that the drive home is shorter, even when the time spent travelling is exactly the same. ... More>