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Observer Article

Not Just Fun and Games

Psychological scientist Daphne Bavelier remains astounded by her observation that short periods of action-based video-game training nearly erased the gender difference found in geometric mental-rotation tasks. Jeffrey Y. Lin, Bavelier’s copresenter, describes his experience using gaming data to combat online harassment. ... More>


Suicide: Where We Are, Where We’re Going, and What’s Keeping Us From Getting There

There is no area of research that brings a complex array of ethical issues into sharp focus more than conducting treatment trials when the focus is on decreasing suicidal behavior […]... More>


Moral Suspicion Trickles Down the Corporate Ladder

Rank-and-file employees suffer more reputational damage from an association with an unethical supervisor compared to an unethical subordinate. ... More>


Presidential Column

Thoughts on the Future of Data Sharing

APS President Nancy Eisenberg warns that recent federal policy changes on scientific data sharing could threaten the quality of data, the privacy of research participants, and even the design of studies. ... More>


Ambiguous Situations Make It Easier to Justify Ethical Transgressions

Findings from two experiments show that people are apt to cheat in favor of their self-interest but only when the situation is ambiguous enough to provide moral cover. ... More>