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Cover Story

The Digital Lab

In the spirit of the “March Madness” college basketball tournament in the United States, the Observer pays its annual tribute to the latest innovations in psychological science methodology. This year, scientists share their experiences using social media, smartphones, open-source software, and other implements of the Internet age to broaden their data sets and speed up their analyses. ... More>


Letter/Observer Forum

A Word of Caution About Comparing Different Populations

The lead article in the January 2015 Observer, “Talkin’ About Your Generation,” is about purported generational differences in attitudes, values, and self-perception that were found in several large-scale studies. The […]... More>


Observer Article

‘Bayes or Bust’ With New Software

Eric-Jan Wagenmakers, University of Amsterdam, and a global team of scientists introduce JASP, a free and open software package for Bayesian statistical analysis. ... More>


Student Notebook

Work the Network

Though research articles in peer-reviewed journals are still the mainstay format for reporting findings, social-media start-ups are beginning to transform the landscape of scientific communication. ... More>


Observation

Blocks and Puzzles May Help Children Learn Spatial Skills

Children who play frequently with puzzles, blocks, and board games tend to have better spatial reasoning abilities than those who don’t, according to data from a nationally representative study published […]... More>