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Cognitive science pioneer Aaron Beck revolutionized the scientific investigation of depression, and his subsequent research has elucidated biological mechanisms that underpin some cognitive features of the disorder. In a new article published in Clinical Psychological Science, Beck and colleague Keith Bredemeier of the University of Pennsylvania aim to integrate these findings to produce a coherent and comprehensive theoretical account of depression. ... More>
APS Past President Mahzarin R. Banaji, of Harvard University, along with APS Fellows Richard B. Ivry of the University of California, Berkeley, and Steven A. Pinker of Harvard University, are recipients of the 2016 William James Fellow Award, which recognizes their lifetime of contributions and basic psychological science. Ivry and Pinker will deliver award addresses about their work at the 2016 APS Annual Convention, May 26–29, in Chicago, Illinois, while Banaji will be honored with a symposium at the 2017 APS Annual Convention in Boston, Massachusetts. ... More>
It can take up to 27 seconds for drivers to regain full attention after using a hands-free device to make a call or change the music. ... More>
An editor once described a manuscript by Past APS Board Member Stephen J. Ceci as “developmental juvenilia.” A reviewer once told APS Past President Morton Ann Gernsbacher that publishing her submission would be “dangerous.” These and other leading scientists in psychology share their weirdest and harshest rejections from journal editors and job recruiters, showing that even the field’s leading figures aren’t immune to brutal critiques. ... More>
APS Past President Walter Mischel, APS Fellow Yuichi Shoda, and Philip Peake have been recognized for their ground-breaking research on the nature of self-control. ... More>