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Volume 36, Issue2March/April 2023
The March/April Observer: Entrepreneurship in Psychological Science
Shifting economic winds portend a Darwinian environment for start-ups. Psychological science is revealing what will help the fittest ventures survive.

Presidential Column

Alison Gopnik
University of California, Berkeley
APS President 2022 - 2023
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In this Issue:
Exploration vs. Exploitation: Adults Are Learning (Once Again) From Children

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