APS Journals

Beyond Willpower: Strategies for Reducing Failures of Self-Control

Psychological Science in the Public Interest (Volume 19, Number 3)Read the Full Text (PDF, HTML) Nearly everyone at one time or another has engaged in overeating, excessive spending, procrastinating, or falling into other self-defeating behaviors.  These behaviors reflect a failure of self-control — pursuing an option that is the most More

Advancing the Science of Collaborative Problem Solving

Psychological Science in the Public Interest (Volume 19, Number 2) Read the Full Text (PDF, HTML) In the modern world, most problems—whether they be at work, at home, or in communities—require that teams work together to find solutions. Combining idiosyncratic knowledge of people to achieve common goals is the very More

Ending the Reading Wars: Reading Acquisition From Novice to Expert

Psychological Science in the Public Interest (Volume 19, Number 1) Read the Full Text (PDF, HTML) Reading is a fundamental necessity for acquiring knowledge and many of the skills that facilitate social, cultural, and political engagement. Illiteracy and insufficient literacy have many social and economic costs. Insufficient literacy might prevent people More

Increasing Vaccination: Putting Psychological Science Into Action

Psychological Science in the Public Interest (Volume 18, Number 3) Read the Full Text (PDF, HTML) Faced with outbreaks of influenza and other vaccine-preventable diseases, parents, educators, healthcare providers, and policymakers around the world often want to know how to persuade people to get their vaccinations. A comprehensive review of More