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Volume 29, Issue9November, 2016
Digital Edition

Science on the Wild Side

Hyenas and reptiles and seals, oh my! Psychological researchers increasingly are turning to creatures in the wild to better understand the evolution and mechanisms of human cognition and behavior. More

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Volume 29, Issue9November, 2016

Digital Edition

  • Featured Article

    Five Tips for Improving Online Discussion Boards

    Whether a complement to a standard classroom environment or a cornerstone of Web-based classes, online discussion boards are becoming a staple in higher education. APS Past President Morton Ann Gernsbacher discusses how to make those discussion boards as engaging and interactive as possible. More

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New Government Reports Showcase Behavioral Science

Evidence-based behavioral strategies are being used to combat everything from tax delinquency to unnecessary antibiotic prescriptions. Reports from the US Social and Behavioral Sciences Team and the UK’s Behavioural Insights Team showcase the latest applications of behavioral science in public policymaking. More

Seven Selfish Reasons for Preregistration

Psychological scientists Eric-Jan Wagenmakers and Gilles Dutilh present an illustrated guide to the career benefits of submitting your research plans before beginning your data collection. More

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Between Truth and Advocacy

APS James McKeen Cattell Fellow Phoebe C. Ellsworth discusses the challenges of conducting unbiased research while advocating for social change. More

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A Psychology Web Lab for Education: LABPSI

With the help of a grant from the APS Fund for Teaching and Public Understanding of Psychological Science, researchers in Argentina have developed an app that helps professors design experiments around the psychological theories they’re teaching to their students. More