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Volume 31, Issue10December, 2018
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Brains and Bacteria

What’s in our guts can affect what’s on our minds. Psychological scientists and microbiologists collaborate to explore the relationships among gut microbes, mood, behavior, and the immune system. More

In a guest column, renowned architecture critic Sarah Williams Goldhagen applauds psychological science for fostering new understanding about the links between our surroundings and our health, well-being, and development. More

For many people, the first few years of graduate school are pretty much alike: spending hours reading journal articles, taking classes, formulating research questions, doing the research, and writing papers. Aside from the occasional required self-care (e.g., sleeping, eating, bathing), graduate school becomes all about the academics. Sure, during first-year More