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Observer Volume 25, Issue 1 | January/February 2022

January/February 2022

The Grand Challenges of Psychological Science
An unprecedented confluence of forces has created what many psychological scientists consider an existential threat to the field. APS members share their concerns and hopes.

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Letter From Robert E. Gropp, Executive Director

Society Needs Science—and Science Needs Society

Additional research frequently improves our understanding of a phenomenon. Importantly, it is also frequently the case that many past research findings are unused by decision-makers who are working—often rapidly—to make decisions that will inform personal or community health, safety, and well-being.  To better ensure that accurate and modern insights into human behavior are used to inform these decisions, scientists must strengthen our connections with the public. 

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