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Suggestions on Beck’s Integrative Theory of Depression

Aaron Beck pioneered the way we view the nature of depression. He guided psychological theory from its overly Freudian emphasis to a simpler model capable of being scientifically evaluated. The […]... More>

For Teens, Learning That Personalities Change Buffers Against Stress

Learning that social and personality traits can change helps teens cope with social challenges, which can help mitigate stress and improve academic performance. ... More>

Teaching Current Directions

Teaching Current Directions in Psychological Science

Featured Articles: “When Does Self-Defeat Equal Success?”, “Does Viewing Mental Disorders as Biological Phenomena Reduce or Increase Stigma?”, and “The Value of Infant-Directed Speech” ... More>

Observer Article

Stepping Into the Mix

Why would a social scientist become an expert on molecular biology? APS Fellow Elissa S. Epel shares the story of her journey into integrative science and offers advice to young researchers pursuing multidisciplinary collaborations. ... More>

Observer Article

‘Tis the Season

For APS Fellow Irving Zucker, there really is a reason for the seasons — or at least the seasonal rhythms of mammals — and it’s melatonin. Zucker studies biological and […]... More>