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Spelke Awarded Heineken Prize

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APS William James Fellow Elizabeth S. Spelke of Harvard University, a leading psychological scientist and specialist on the cognitive development of infants, recently received the C. L. de Carvalho-Heineken Prize for Cognitive Sciences from the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences. ... More>

Cover Story

Robots for Research

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Childlike robots are increasingly at the center of a unique form of integrative science, bringing together experts in robotics, neuroscience, linguistics, and child development. ... More>

Observer Article

Mind Over Midterms

Psychological scientists are studying promising interventions designed to change the mind-sets of students who believe their intelligence is limited or fixed. ... More>

Observer Article

Remembering Earl B. ‘Buz’ Hunt

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Friends and colleagues of an acclaimed intelligence researcher celebrate his wit, charm, and scientific focus on individual differences in cognitive abilities. ... More>

Observer Article

The ‘Stubborn’ Cerebellum

Psychological scientists don’t typically describe brain areas as fickle, two-faced, or agreeable, but APS William James Fellow Richard B. Ivry explains why he ascribes a specific personality trait to the region that controls our sensorimotor system. ... More>