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Scenes From Convention

From APS Past President Gordon Bower to enthusiastic reproducibility workshop participants, the 2016 APS Annual Convention in Chicago attracted some of the sharpest minds in psychological science. The annual photo album showcases pictures from the Psychological Science in the Public Interest symposium, the “Inside the Psychologist’s Studio” interview with APS Past Board Member Jennifer A. Richeson, and other compelling events. ... More>


2nd National Congress of Psychology

The 2nd National Congress of Psychology will be held from November 13–18, 2016, in Mombasa, Kenya. The theme is “Terrorism and Youth Radicalization: Our Role, Our Challenge!” The congress objectives […]... More>


A Pair of Witnesses Can Be Better Than One


Police Language in Traffic Stops Shows Hidden Bias

A new linguistic analysis based on police recordings from routine traffic stops suggests that police vary the formality of their language depending on the race of the driver. ... More>


Building Public Trust in the Police

Citizens must feel that they are treated with fairness and respect in order to view the police as a legitimate legal authority, psychological science shows. ... More>