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Observer Article

In Defense of Suzanne Corkin

This is a portrait of Suzanne Corkin.

Joining a chorus of leading psychological researchers and brain scientists, APS Fellows Howard Eichenbaum and Elizabeth Kensinger refute a journalist’s critical depiction of an esteemed pioneer in cognitive neuroscience. ... More>


Cover Story

The Truth About Lying

He’s interviewed criminals, offered students bribes, and given research participants countless opportunities to cheat him. Dan Ariely shares his unique approach to studying the ways people engage in — and rationalize — dishonest behavior. Ariely’s Keynote Address was one of the many highlights of the 2016 APS Annual Convention in Chicago, where more than 4,300 participants packed meeting rooms to partake of a menu including assorted workshops, talks, symposia, and special events. ... More>


Observer Article

Psychology and Technology: A Premium Blend

This is a photo of APS Fellow Rainer Goebel.

APS Fellow Rainer Goebel has developed software that lets individuals view the detailed scans of their brains in real time — a technological breakthrough that shows signs of helping people effectively control their brain activity. Goebel and a panel of other psychological scientists show how technology is spurring momentous changes in clinical and social research. ... More>


The Cheater’s High And Other Reasons We Cheat


The Murky Ethics of Driverless Cars