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Volume 29, Issue4April, 2016

When the Majority Becomes the Minority

Rapidly expanding racial and ethnic diversity in many industralized countries has sparked a new wave of research on the ways people react to changes in their power and social status. More

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Volume 29, Issue4April, 2016

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Developing Theory With the Grounded-Theory Approach and Thematic Analysis

Grounded theory is an approach by which theory is extended from qualitative analysis (Charmaz, 1990; Walsh, 2014). It began nearly 5 decades ago (Glaser & Straus, 1967) and has since developed and diversified (Heath & Cowley, 2004). This article outlines a process of thematic analysis directed by the grounded-theory approach More

Books to Check Out: April 2016

To submit a new book, email apsobserver@psychologicalscience.org. Parenting and Theory of Mind by Scott A. Miller; Oxford University Press, March 21, 2016. More

Banaji, Ivry, and Pinker Honored With APS William James Fellow Awards

APS Past President Mahzarin R. Banaji, of Harvard University, along with APS Fellows Richard B. Ivry of the University of California, Berkeley, and Steven A. Pinker of Harvard University, are recipients of the 2016 William James Fellow Award, which recognizes their lifetime of contributions and basic psychological science. Ivry and More

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Habits and Open Science

In March 1665, Henry Oldenburg introduced the first publication of the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society to the world. In one remarkable paragraph, Oldenburg declared the purpose of the scientific journal — the second in the world, by only 2 months — to be the “clear and true” communication More

Ashoka University Builds Science-Centric Psychology Program

In a small scholarly town just a few miles from New Delhi, a private university is striving to revolutionize psychology’s identity in India. Ashoka University, a fledgling nonprofit institution located in the state of Haryana in northern India, has a mere three people in its psychology department faculty, but the More

Is Viewpoint Diversity Inherently Good for Psychological Science?

The Presidential Column by Jonathan Haidt and Lee Jussim, “Psychological Science and Viewpoint Diversity,” (Observer, February 2016) was meant to be controversial, but I question whether it was controversial in the manner intended by the authors. Haidt and Jussim showed data indicating that most psychologists have a left-leaning political orientation More

Teaching Current Directions in Psychological Science

Aimed at integrating cutting-edge psychological science into the classroom, Teaching Current Directions in Psychological Science offers advice and how-to guidance about teaching a particular area of research or topic in psychological science that has been the focus of an article in the APS journal Current Directions in Psychological Science. Current More

Estes Fund Supports Training in Mathematical, Computational Modeling

The William K. and Katherine W. Estes Fund has awarded grants for three programs offering advanced training in mathematical and computational modeling for psychological science. The Estes Fund, which is overseen by APS and the Psychonomic Society, invited proposals for summer school or workshop programs providing training on topics or More

National Museum of Psychology on the Way

The Drs. Nicholas and Dorothy Cummings Center for the History of Psychology at the University of Akron is launching a Kickstarter campaign on April 13th at 3 p.m. to build the first ever National Museum of Psychology. The project is spearheaded by APS Fellow David Baker, the center’s Margaret Clark More

Kraut Earns 2016 SIGCHI Lifetime Achievement in Research Award

Herbert A. Simon Professor of Human–Computer Interaction Robert Kraut, an APS Fellow who works at the Human–Computer Interaction Institute (HCII), has been named the recipient of the 2016 SIGCHI Lifetime Achievement in Research Award. Presented annually by the Association for Computing Machinery’s (ACM) Special Interest Group on Computer–Human Interaction, the More

Anderson, Dweck Share Atkinson Prize

APS William James Fellow John R. Anderson (Carnegie Mellon University) and APS James McKeen Cattell Fellow Carol S. Dweck (Stanford University) have won the 2016 Atkinson Prize in Psychological and Cognitive Sciences. They both will receive a cash prize of $100,000 at the annual meeting of the National Academy of More

AAAS Honors Psychological Scientist for Fight Against Torture

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) has awarded its 2015 Scientific Freedom and Responsibility Award to psychological scientist Jean Maria Arrigo, who publicly challenged the American Psychological Association’s efforts to allow and conceal the involvement of psychologists in brutal CIA and US military interrogations. Arrigo, a social More