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Volume 31, Issue9November, 2018
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Teams in Space: It Isn’t Just Rocket Science

A growing cadre of behavioral scientists is helping NASA understand how astronauts will function as teams on long-duration space missions — including a journey to Mars. More

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Kristina Olson Named 2018 MacArthur Fellow

APS Fellow Kristina Olson has received the prestigious MacArthur “Genius” Grant for her innovative research on the social and cognitive development of transgender and gender-nonconforming youth. More

Terrie Moffitt Elected to National Academy of Medicine

APS Fellow Terrie E. Moffitt has been elected to the National Academy of Medicine in recognition of her ground-breaking contributions to the understanding of human development. Moffitt, a professor of psychology and neuroscience at Duke University, is among 85 members elected to the Academy in 2018, one of the highest More

These Aren’t the Bots You’re Looking For

This summer, researchers in psychological science and other fields noticed a sudden increase in low-quality responses to surveys and other experimental measures posted to Amazon Mechanical Turk (MTurk). Many of the responses originated from a small set of geolocations, leading some researchers to suspect bots as the source. Researchers raised More

Psychological Science’s Human Clientele: Beneficiaries or Victims?

Barbara Tversky’s engaging article, “Seeing Psychological Science Everywhere” (Observer, September 2018), prompts a historical note and some (brief) reflections on the present and future. In 1978, a stellar group of scholars revisited George Miller’s 1969 APA Presidential Address on “giving psychology away.” The participants in that event (Kasschau & Kessel More

Collaborating With a Crowd

An early professional setback inspired University of Sussex researcher Raphael Silberzahn to develop an innovative crowd-sourced research project. More

The Objectivity Illusion in Medical Practice

Medical professionals are in no way immune to pitfalls in judgment and decision-making. Guest columnists Don Redelmeier of the University of Toronto and APS Fellow Lee Ross of Stanford University discuss how psychological science can help physicians recognize the biases that affect their practices. More