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Presidential Column

Translating Psychological Science to Law (and Back)

A legal scholar and a social psychologist are working closely to bring behavioral science to bear on the legal system. ... More>


Great Results in the Psych Lab—But Do They Hold Up in the Field?

How well do findings in the psychology lab generalize to real life? This criterion—“external validity”—is probably the most important for experimental psychology. So it was good news when, in 1999, Craig A. Anderson and his colleagues compared laboratory and field research on 38 topics in 21 meta-analyses (or analyses of numerous other studies), and found a lot of agreement between the results of the two. Greg Mitchell, a social psychologist at the University of Virginia School of Law, wanted to know if these findings hold up in a bigger sample—and whether there were differences among different kinds of psychological research. So, in a new paper published inPerspectives on Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science, Mitchell replicated the Anderson study with 217 lab-field comparisons from 82 meta-analyses, in such areas as industrial-organizational (I-O), social, consumer, and developmental psychology. ... More>


Observer Article

The Bicultural Scientist: Traveling in the Twin Worlds of Basic and Translational Science

Hirsh-Pasek (left) and Golinkoff The dawning of the 21st century ushered in the era of translational science. Signs of the seismic shift in our field of developmental psychology are everywhere. […]... More>


Student Notebook

From Science to Practice: Bridging the Gap with Translational Research

In introductory courses on research methodology, basic and applied psychological research is often dichotomized. Recently however, researchers at all levels of academia, as well as public and private research institutes, […]... More>


Convention Coverage

Invited Symposium: Emotion and Psychopathology

Emotion and Psychopathology Ann M. Kring, chair University of California, Berkeley Presenters Sheri Johnson University of Miami Jon Rottenberg University of South Florida Jon Kassel University of Illinois-Chicago James J. […]... More>