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Volume 27, Issue10December, 2014
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Selling Sweet Nothings

With childhood obesity rates escalating, psychological scientists are using self-report measures, brain scans, and other methods to reveal how ads for unhealthy foods affect children’s minds — and their eating behaviors… More

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Volume 27, Issue10December, 2014

Books to Check Out: December 2014

To submit a new book, email apsobserver@psychologicalscience.org. Processing Inaccurate Information: Theoretical and Applied Perspectives from Cognitive Science and the Educational… More

A picture of a bowl of fruity cereal.

Selling Sweet Nothings

With childhood obesity rates escalating, psychological scientists are using self-report measures, brain scans, and other methods to reveal how ads for unhealthy foods affect children’s minds — and their eating behaviors… More

Blurred Concepts of Consent

The message may seem ridiculously obvious: “If she doesn’t consent, or can’t consent, it’s rape.” So why does the White… More

Exploring Infant Cognition

Many of today’s developmental psychologists defend the hypothesis that “babies are smarter than we think” — a lot smarter than… More

Remembering Donn Byrne

Kabir (1440–1518), the Indian mystic, asked, “Given both Guru [teacher] and Govind [God] standing in front of you, whom should… More

The Fault in Our Stats

Just as advancements in technology have revolutionized the collection and measurement of data, new statistics offer an approach to analysis… More