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How Did Humans Learn to Count? Baboons May Offer Clues

Learning to count comes early in human life and new research suggests that the cognitive underpinnings of this ability can be found in some of our close cousins: baboons. ... More>


Teaching Current Directions

Teaching Current Directions in Psychological Science

Featured articles: “Why Preschoolers Sometimes Learn Better Than Their Parents Do”; “Feeling Good Before and After Doing Bad”; “No Free Lunch? Do Decision Making and Category Learning Require Careful Thought?” ... More>


Brain, Behavior, and the Economy

World-renowned psychological scientists gathered at the inaugural International Convention of Psychological Science to discuss the ways in which economics affect brain and behavior. ... More>


How Children Develop the Idea of Free Will


Observer Article

Building a Better Student Body

SAT scores and grade point averages hold disproportionate weight in college admissions processes, says APS James McKeen Cattell Fellow Neal Schmitt. The Michigan State University scientist is investigating noncognitive measures that he believes will better predict students’ chances of success in higher education. ... More>