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Why We Fall Prey to Misinformation

Even when we know better, we often rely on inaccurate or misleading information to make future decisions. A new review of scientific research explores the reasons why. ... More>

Memory Athletes and Researchers Collaborate to Dissect Feats of Memory

Competitors at the 2nd Annual Extreme Memory Tournament tested their mettle with feats of memorization and recall while working with researchers studying how memory works. ... More>


Gazzaniga Receives APS Lifetime Achievement Award

APS Past President Michael S. Gazzaniga has been named a 2015 William James Fellow Award recipient for lifetime contributions to basic psychological science for his innovative experiments with split-brain patients, […]... More>

Observer Article

Mining the Unconscious

Scientists dig into the submerged layer of cognitive function. ... More>

Observer Article

PSPI Reports: Effective Study Techniques, Power of Misinformation

Elizabeth J. Marsh of Duke University, and Stephan Lewandowsky of the University of Western Australia and Bristol University in the United Kingdom, present the findings from their respective papers at the fifth annual Psychological Science in the Public Interest (PSPI) Symposium ... More>