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Distinct Stages of Thinking Revealed by Brain Activity Patterns

By combining two analytical strategies, researchers were able to use fMRI to identify patterns of brain activity that aligned with four distinct stages of problem solving. ... More>

Memories of Spence

At special symposium in honor of the late Janet Taylor Spence, colleagues, friends, and students shared their perspectives on Spence’s wide-ranging contributions to psychological science. ... More>

Better Math Skills Predict Bigger Bank Accounts

People who are good with numbers also tend to be less susceptible to some psychological biases, allowing them to make better financial decisions and accumulate more wealth. ... More>

Presidential Column

What We Have and Haven’t Learned

APS President C. Randy Gallistel reflects on the consequential conclusions that psychological scientists have reached over the last 50 years as well as on the questions left unanswered. ... More>