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Volume 29, Issue7September, 2016

Here, There, Everywhere

Psychological scientists have built thriving research careers outside the traditional boundaries of university psychology and behavioral science departments, including dentistry, optometry, engineering, music, fashion, and even physics. More

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Telling a Story: The Secret Ingredient to Getting an NSF Fellowship

The National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) provides 3 years of generous funding for graduate students in the STEM or STEM education fields. The GRFP is one of the most esteemed and competitive fellowships a graduate student can receive, so it is no surprise that 16,500 students More

Teaching Current Directions in Psychological Science

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 the APS journal Current Directions in Psychological Science. Current More

Why Preregistration Makes Me Nervous

I must admit that when I first heard of the effort to get psychological scientists to preregister their studies (that is, to submit to a journal a study’s hypotheses and a plan for how the data will be analyzed before that study has been run), I had a moment of More

Diversifying Science To Represent Diverse Populations

Despite increasing attention to issues of diversity in scientific research, participant populations in behavioral science tend to be relatively homogeneous. Understanding how people differ across various dimensions, and how those differences are driven by underlying psychological, biological, and social processes, is critical to building a rigorous and comprehensive clinical science. More

Replication Project Investigates Self-Control as Limited Resource

A new research replication project involving 24 labs and more than 2,100 participants failed to reproduce findings from a previous study suggesting that self-control is a depletable resource. The findings are published as part of a Registered Replication Report (RRR) in the July 2016 issue of Perspectives on Psychological Science. More

Suggestions on Beck’s Integrative Theory of Depression

Aaron Beck pioneered the way we view the nature of depression. He guided psychological theory from its overly Freudian emphasis to a simpler model capable of being scientifically evaluated. The field can now progress to integrate the major psychological elements. In proposing a new theory (Observer, Vol. 29, No. 4) More

McConkey Awarded Title of Order of Australia

APS Fellow Kevin M. McConkey, emeritus professor of psychology at the University of New South Wales, Australia, recently was awarded the title of Member of the Order of Australia. The Order of Australia acknowledges people who “provide outstanding community service and whose achievements enhance national identity,” said Angus Houston, chairman More

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Lindsay Talks Plans for Psychological Science

Psychological Science Editor in Chief D. Stephen Lindsay is promoting a variety of ways to solidify the scientific rigor in articles published in APS’s flagship journal. Lindsay was named Editor in Chief this past spring after serving as Interim Editor for nearly a year. The Observer recently asked him about More

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Kazdin Moves off ‘Center Court’ at Clinical Psychological Science

In the 4 years since he became Founding Editor of the journal Clinical Psychological Science (CPS), Alan E. Kazdin has built the publication into a thriving venue for cutting-edge, boundary-crossing research on a wide range of topics in the clinical realm. As he turns the CPS Editorship over to Scott More

Clinical Psychological Science Begins Awarding Open Practices Badges

Clinical Psychological Science (CPS) has become the second APS journal to adopt an Open Practices Badge program, following a model that Psychological Science pioneered more than 2 years ago. All manuscripts newly submitted to CPS will now be eligible to receive up to three badges for meeting any or all More

PCSAS Accreditation Is Recognized by Veterans Health Administration

The single largest employer and trainer of clinical psychologists, the US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), has announced that students and graduates of programs accredited by the Psychological Clinical Science Accreditation System (PCSAS) are eligible for internships and employment in the Veterans Health Administration. This action paves the way for More

Books to Check Out

Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance by Angela Duckworth; Scribner, May 3, 2016 Honor Bound: How a Cultural Ideal Has Shaped the American Psyche by Ryan P. Brown, Oxford University Press, 2016. Realist Inquiry in Social Science by Brian Haig and Colin Evers; Sage, January, 2016. The Power Paradox More