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Volume 29, Issue1January, 2016

Passport to Collaboration

A look at research careers that cross national boundaries. More

Take a moment to reflect on your educational experiences: How were you taught during your primary education years compared with your secondary education years and with your higher education experiences? When I ask my friends and colleagues these questions, many note a shift from active to passive learning, from student-centered More

To submit a new book, email apsobserver@psychologicalscience.org. Brain Asymmetry and Neural Systems: Foundations in Clinical Neuroscience and Neuropsychology by David W. Harrison; Springer International Publishing, March 27, 2015. The Confidence Game by Maria Konnikova; Viking Books, January 12, 2016. Emotions, Learning, and the Brain: Exploring the Educational Implications of Affective Neuroscience by Mary Helen Immordino-Yang; W. W. More

Since 1999, APS has been recognizing excellent student research related to socially and economically underrepresented groups through the RISE Research Award. Students submitting poster research on such groups are eligible to apply for the award, which affords recipients the opportunity to present their research at a special symposium at the More

When The New York Times published a list of its 2015 articles that had received the most attention from readers — as measured by the total time that readers spent viewing them — a story on psychological science came in at Number 4. Titled “To Fall in Love With Anyone More

The Association for Psychological Science is committed to publishing cutting-edge research of broad interest in its journals. But it also aims to publish empirical work built on strong and sound research practices. This week, Psychological Science Interim Editor D. Stephen Lindsay published an editorial confirming the journal’s commitment to replicability More

The APS Mentor Award recognizes those who have significantly fostered the careers of others, honoring APS members who masterfully help students and others find their own voices and discover their own research and career goals. Four psychological scientists have been selected to receive the 2016 APS Mentor Award. Richard N. More

In 1988, the same year that APS was founded in the United States, psychological scientists in Australia faced a major education reform that greatly expanded the number of universities in our country: The Australian government converted many colleges of advanced education into universities. These new institutions often had few research More

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

Registration is now open for The Society for Affective Science’s third annual conference, to be held March 17–19, 2016, at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in downtown Chicago, Illinois. Discount pricing is available for those who register before January 15, 2016. SAS was founded in 2012 as a professional environment for More

APS Past Board Members Suparna Rajaram of Stony Brook University and Elke U. Weber of Columbia University are among eight psychological scientists recently elected to the Society of Experimental Psychologists (SEP). Others elected in the most recent SEP cohort include APS Fellows Todd Braver (Washington University in St. Louis), Barbara More