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Volume 30, Issue10December, 2017
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The Hidden Costs of Sleep Deficits

Throughout modern history, the concept of a good night’s sleep has often been painted as almost an indulgence. Virginia Woolf referred to it as “that deplorable curtailment of the joy of life.” Vladimir Nabokov called it “the most moronic fraternity in the world.” And more recently, internet pioneer Vint Cerf More

Dollars and Sense: How We Misthink Money and How to Spend Smarter by Dan Ariely; Harper, November 7, 2017. Invisible Mind: Flexible Social Cognition and Dehumanization by Lasana T. Harris; MIT Press, March 10, 2017. More

APS Past Board Member Barbara Fredrickson has been awarded the TANG Prize for Achievements in Psychology. Fredrickson, a Kenan Distinguished Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, is best known for her “broaden-and-build theory,” which suggests that positive emotions evolved in humans and other animals More

Jason Finley is to be commended for his succinct statement of the potential value to psychology of knowledge and understanding grounded in the humanities (“Bridging Psychological Science and the Humanities,” Observer, October 2017). What would be even more gratifying is if we would recognize and celebrate how such a perspective More