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Volume 24, Issue1January, 2011
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Some people keep their hands to themselves when they talk, while others “talk with their hands.” The latter occasionally results in knocked-over beverages, but research shows that gesturing while talking actually helps us think, and even aids learning. Research by University of Chicago psychologists Susan Goldin-Meadow and Sian L. Beilock More

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On December 16, 2010 APS Member Jessie Gruman, founder and president of the Center for Advancing Health (CFAH), was recognized by Oprah Winfrey “for her commitment to help Americans when they or their loved ones face the challenges of a serious illness.” Since 1992, the Center for Advancing Health has had More

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In 2010, my colleagues and I published a study on the treatment of depression in a high-visibility journal. It was covered in hundreds of news outlets including countless blogs. Many physicians told me that it was the topic of conversation and debate in the week if not the month after More

The Executive Board of the APS Student Caucus (APSSC) met in Washington, DC for its annual Fall Meeting. We received the results of the annual member survey and discussed the progress and challenges affecting the many APSSC run programs and APSSC. Membership I am pleased to announce that, as of December More

Although the course syllabus is often overlooked or undervalued as the first form of communication between students and their instructors, it plays an important role for both. For students, the syllabus communicates information about the course that they require throughout the semester. For instructors, it assists with planning and demonstrates More

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We’re starting off the year with a guest column from Bobbie Spellman, incoming Editor of Perspectives on Psychological Science. She describes a number of innovations being launched under the auspices of the journal that will encourage stronger connections among our field’s diverse research interests and will help ensure that psychological More

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The Nobel Conference is the first ongoing academic conference in the United States to have the official authorization from the Nobel Foundation in Stockholm, Sweden. Since 1965, the annual meetings, held at Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, Minnesota, have linked a general audience with the world’s foremost scholars and More

For decades now, I have spent a chunk of my Sunday mornings puzzling over The New York Times crossword. Anyone who shares in this particular diversion knows that, while puzzlers do in fact “puzzle” out some of the answers painstakingly, many others pop into mind in a flash of insight. Dedicated More

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Kelly Shaver likes to play a game with his audience each time he gives a lecture.The Professor of Entrepreneurial Psychology at the College of Charleston, Shaver begins by placing a $100 bill on the table in front of him. The game has two stages, and in order to win, an More