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342021Volume 34, Issue4July/August 2021
The Future of Work
Where and how work gets done—and who does it—may never be the same. Researchers explore the future of work in the wake of COVID-19.

Presidential Column

Jennifer L. Eberhardt
Stanford University
APS President 2021 - 2022
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In this Issue:
Bringing the World Into Our Science

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Up Front

  • Bringing the World Into Our Science

    In May, we lost a giant in the field of psychological science. Among his many field-shaping contributions, Lee Ross, as his colleagues and students know well, often made the case for getting more of the science into the world and more of the world into the science.  Jennifer L. Eberhardt (Photo Credit: Nana Kofi Nti) As APS’s current president, I am writing my inaugural column with my two colleagues at Stanford SPARQ. SPARQ is a “do tank” that partners with industry leaders and changemakers to reduce societal disparities and bridge social divides using insights from behavioral science. Lee was an affiliate of SPARQ, and his aim of getting more of the science into the world animates our work.

Recent Research

  • Research Briefs

    Dogs Mentally Represent Jealousy-Inducing Social Interactions Amalia P. M. Bastos, Patrick D. Neilands, Rebecca S. Hassall, Byung C. Lim, and Alex H. Taylor Psychological Science Dogs can experience and show jealousy, this research suggests. Dogs observed a realistic-looking fake dog positioned next to their owner, after which the researchers positioned a barrier to prevent each dog from seeing its owner and the fake dog. Although the barrier blocked their line of sight, the dogs forcefully attempted to reach their owners when they appeared to interact with the fake dogs. This reaction did not occur when the fake dog was replaced by a fleece cylinder. Thus, dogs showed human-like signatures of jealous behavior: Jealousy emerged only when their owner interacted with a social rival and as a consequence of that interaction, even when the interaction was out of sight.

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