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Volume 17, Issue8August, 2004

A More Social View of the Human Amygdala Paul Whalen, chair University of Wisconsin-Madison Presenters Elizabeth A. Phelps New York University Andrea Heberlein University of Pennsylvania/ Chidren’s Hospital of Philadelphia William Kelley Dartmouth College Studies of the amygdala region of the brain have traditionally focused on its critical role in More

Is Child Care a Threat to the Cognitive and Social Development of Children? Results From the NICHD Study of Early Child Care and Youth Development Sarah Friedman National Institute of Child Health and Human Development Day care can cool a child’s affection” ( The Daily Telegraph , 4/1997); “Day care can More

Competition Recognizes Student Researchers By Michele Borynski APSSC President The four winners of the annual Student Research Competition presented their research in a new symposium format. The competition allows students to submit their scholarly work for review by a panel of their peers. The goal of the SRC is to More

Symposium chair James R. Roney examined nonhuman sexual behavior as a way to gain insight into human sexuality. Evolutionary Approaches to Human Sexuality James R. Roney, Chair The University of Chicago Presenters Martie G. Haselton University of California, Los Angeles Steve Gangestad University of New Mexico David Schmitt Bradley University More

Biases in Autobiographical, Interpersonal, and Social Memories Anne E. Wilson, chair Wilfred Laurier University Presenters Benjamin R. Karney University of Florida Richard P. Eibach Yale University John J. Skowronski Northern Illinois University According to a popular maxim, those who don’t remember the past are doomed to repeat it. But what More

Emerging Theoretical and Empirical Approaches Used in Team Research C. Shawn Burke and Eduardo Salas, co-chairs University of Central Florida Presenters Stephen M. Fiore University of Central Florida Nancy J. Cooke Arizona State University Stephen J. Zaccaro George Mason University Barbara A. Fritzche University of Central Florida Chicago is a More

Emotion and Psychopathology Ann M. Kring, chair University of California, Berkeley Presenters Sheri Johnson University of Miami Jon Rottenberg University of South Florida Jon Kassel University of Illinois-Chicago James J. Gross, discussant Stanford University Some of the most meaningful research in psychological science can be translated to benefit real-world problems. More

Positive Psychology and the Pursuit of Happiness David G. Myers Hope College What is positive psychology? According to APS Fellow and Charter Member David G. Myers, Hope College , it is “a psychology that is concerned not only with weakness and damage, but also with strength and virtue.” The first More

Why Does Rejection Hurt? Exploring the Neural Mechanisms Underlying the Experience and Regulation of Pain Naomi I. Eisenberger University of California, Los Angeles Executive Control and Social Behavior Jennifer S. Beer University of California, Berkeley Pay Attention! Neural Explorations of Emotion and Attention Adam K. Anderson University of Toronto The More

J. Michael Bailey presents research on the biological psychology of seuality during the Presidential Symposium. The New Biological Bases of Behavior Henry L. Roediger, III, chair Washington University in St. Louis Presenters J. Michael Bailey Northwestern University Julie Fiez University of Pittsburgh David Buss University of Texas at Austin For More

Views of Parenting Across Cultures Marc Bornstein National Institute of Child Health and Human Development If you are gathering evidence to form your own response to the nature vs. nurture question, becoming familiar with the most current cross-cultural findings is a must. Specifically, looking at child development across cultures is More

From left to right: Matt Gerie, Deryn Strange, Lauren French, and Melanie Takarangi, Victoria University of Wellington in New Zealand. All Roads Lead to Rome Four Paradigms for Creating False Memories Deryn Strange, chair Victoria University of Wellington Presenters Melanie Takarangi Victoria University of Wellington Lauren French Victoria University of More

“Understanding the growth and development of the psychological laboratory offers insights into the practice and perception of psychological science,” said David B. Baker. The American psychology laboratory has changed in many ways from its modest beginnings in a handful of universities, becoming a major enterprise that attracts national funding and More

Can Dream Research Find a Home in Cognitive Science? G. William Domhoff University of California, Santa Cruz Dream research left the Freudian couch decades ago. It found a temporary shelter in personality research, but was soon expelled for its lack of correlation with other personality traits under investigation. With the More

Richard J. McNally (top) and Craig A. Anderson discuss their reports on Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and Media Violence, respectively. The Each issue of the APS journal Psychological Science in the Public Interest covers a single topic in psychological science chosen for its importance to the general public. At the APS More

Linda M. Bartoshuk asks “Are You a Supertaster?” during her Bring the Family Address. Bartoshuk is an APS Fellow, Charter, and former Board Member. Are You a Supertaster? How Can You Tell? What Does It Matter? Linda M. Bartoshuk Yale University Is that a PROP tab in your mouth, or More

“Our culture can be produced only by individuals who have a conscious awareness of a future existence in which they or their progeny may survive,” said APS Fellow and Charter Member Endel Tulving. Memory, Consciousness, and Time Endel Tulving Rotman Research Institute and Washington University in St. Louis In a More