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Volume 29, Issue2February, 2016
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Burnout and the Brain

Burnout is not just a state of mind. Psychological research shows it to be a condition that leads to distinctive changes in the anatomy and functioning of the brain. More

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Volume 29, Issue2February, 2016

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Rocky Relationships Linked With Unhealthy Diets

Romantic relationships certainly contribute to emotional as well as physical well-being, but studies indicate that people in distressed marriages are at risk for a slew of health problems, including cardiovascular disease, metabolic syndrome, and even early death. Psychological scientist Lisa Jaremka (University of Delaware) and colleagues hypothesized that one way More

Books to Check Out: February 2016

Moral Disengagement: How People Do Harm and Live With Themselves by Albert Bandura; Worth Publishers, December 25, 2015. Minority and Cross-Cultural Aspects of Neuropsychological Assessment: Enduring and Emerging Trends, 2nd Edition edited by F. Richard Ferraro; NY: Taylor & Francis, July 23, 2015. Pathfinders in International Psychology edited by Grant More

Science Publications Laud Reproducibility Efforts

As 2015 came to a close, media outlets were publishing their typical year-in-review lists, and the replication movement in psychological science received recognition as one of the notable scientific advances of the year. The journal Science named a major attempt to replicate 100 papers published in top-tier psychology journals as More

Teaching Current Directions in Psychological Science

Edited by C. Nathan DeWall and David G. Myers  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 More

APSSC Members Honored by Society for a Science of Clinical Psychology (SSCP)

Three APSSC members have been selected to receive the Outstanding SSCP Student Researcher Award. Each recipient will receive a free 1-year extension of their APS Membership. Colleen Stiles-Shields is a doctoral candidate at Northwestern University. Her advisor is David C. Mohr. Stiles-Shields’s research focuses on behavioral factors that can result More

What You Say Matters

Many graduate students fear public speaking, yet for many of us it is a pervasive aspect of graduate life. Standing in front of a group of people, whether for an in-class presentation, at a weekly department lunch, or to lead tutorials and lectures, can be frightening. Though we may be More

NASA Exercise: Ranking Survival Objects for the Moon

NASA Exercise Instructions Group members should be instructed to rank the objects individually (–10 min) and then in groups (15 min.). In the group part of the exercise, all groups should be instructed to employ the method of group consensus, which requires each group member to agree upon the rankings More

Psychological Science and Viewpoint Diversity

There is broad consensus within the community of researchers in psychological science that ethnic and gender diversity are good for the science. APS works hard, as a matter of policy and conviction, to promote that diversity. The question is whether diversity of political conviction is similarly important, and, if so More

A Big Year for Psychological Science on the Big Screen

From Oscar nods to the festival circuit, movies featuring psychological science took Hollywood by storm in 2015. At least four APS fellows were inspirations for the big screen this year in three award-winning films that focused on the science — as well as the human stories — behind some of More

Albert Bandura to Receive National Medal of Science

Albert Bandura, who has received both the APS William James Fellow Award and the APS James McKeen Cattell Fellow Award, has been awarded the National Medal of Science. Bandura is a professor emeritus of psychology at Stanford University, where he has served on the faculty since 1953. Awarded annually by More

Maier Receives Grawemeyer Award for Work on Resiliency

APS Fellow Steven Maier, Distinguished Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience and director of the Center for Neuroscience at the University of Colorado–Boulder, has been named the recipient of the 2016 University of Louisville Grawemeyer Award for Psychology. The awards were created by industrialist H. Charles Grawemeyer to “pay tribute to More

How Police Can Regain Public Trust, According to Science

Public trust and confidence in the police have remained flat for several decades despite a declining crime rate in the U.S., a problem that has become especially salient in the wake of recent police shootings of unarmed black men. A new report brings psychological science to bear on policing, providing More