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The Weak Evidence Behind Brain-Training Games

Brain-Training Claims Not Backed by Science, Report Shows

A team of scientists puts the claims behind brain-training games and apps to the test, providing a comprehensive review of the scientific studies cited by brain-training proponents. ... More>

The Upside of a Long Commute? Time to Think

In a field experiment, individuals asked to plan their workdays during their morning commute reported higher levels of job satisfaction and lower levels of emotional exhaustion. ... More>

Observer Article

Scenes From Convention

From APS Past President Gordon Bower to enthusiastic reproducibility workshop participants, the 2016 APS Annual Convention in Chicago attracted some of the sharpest minds in psychological science. The annual photo album showcases pictures from the Psychological Science in the Public Interest symposium, the “Inside the Psychologist’s Studio” interview with APS Past Board Member Jennifer A. Richeson, and other compelling events. ... More>

Police Language in Traffic Stops Shows Hidden Bias

A new linguistic analysis based on police recordings from routine traffic stops suggests that police vary the formality of their language depending on the race of the driver. ... More>