APS convened a group of psychological scientists, linguists, and others in May in Boston, MA to discuss an American Academy of Arts & Sciences report on language learning… More
Upon reading or hearing words associated with light and dark, peoples’ eyes behave like they are experiencing light and dark, according to a new article published in Psychological Science. … More
A sample of new research exploring how children balance informativeness and ease of production when talking and how free choice influences the costs associated with searching for multiple objects… More
New research suggests that asking more questions—and in particular, asking more follow-up questions—increases people’s positive impressions.
Scientists have no hard evidence of how human language evolved, but Lila R. Gleitman illustrates some of the clues that can be gleaned from observing children as they develop their language skills. … More
Moving our legs, hands, and other body parts shape our lives as we traverse our environments. Jessica Witt, Amy Cuddy, Susan Wagner Cook, and Ted Supalla share their research investigating how our bodies influence the way we see, feel, learn, and communicate. … More