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Presidential Column

Psychology, Open Science, and Government: The Opportunity

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Psychological scientists are being explicitly invited to a prime spot in government policy development. Guest columnist David Yokum of the US government’s Social and Behavioral Sciences Team urges APS members to accept that invitation — and explains why they should bring their blossoming open science practices with them. ... More>


Why Your Office Isn’t Doing You Any Favors

A series of experiments finds that people are far less likely to return a favor in the office than in other contexts. ... More>


Observation

Kraut Earns 2016 SIGCHI Lifetime Achievement in Research Award

APS Fellow Robert Kraut has been named the recipient of the 2016 SIGCHI Lifetime Achievement in Research Award, which recognizes "a lifetime of innovation and leadership." ... More>


Observer Article

Investigating Social Contagion With Digital Tools

Accumulating research provides evidence for a provocative idea that certain behaviors — such as smoking and eating habits — are contagious. Data suggest that we’re influenced not only by the behavior of our friends, family, and acquaintances, but also by the behavior of the people they know, and so on. How do these behaviors diffuse through a series of social connections? ... More>