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APS Past President Gordon H. Bower (1932–2020)

A Charter Member of APS, Bower served as President from 1991 to 1993 and was a longtime psychology professor at Stanford University. (June 24; full tribute to appear in the October Observer)

APS Student and Early-Career Webinar Series

This free series focuses on networking, peer review, online research, and more. Register for upcoming sessions, and view recordings and summaries of any you missed.

Tempted by a Generous First Offer? Keep Your Guard Up

Research into a class of actions known as economically vulnerable behaviors finds that recipients of generous first offers may become too trusting for their own good. (July 1)

Your Loss, My Gain? Sharing Economy May Widen Wealth Gap

“Contract trading”—in which contract pricing replaces traditional wage setting—lowers freelance contractors’ perceived value and actual earnings alike, even when their actual work product is identical to that of traditional employees. (May 1)

Health and Happiness Depend on Each Other, Science Says

New research adds to the growing body of evidence that happiness not only feels good but is good for your physical health. In-person as well as online psychological interventions work. (July 22)

Contracting COVID-19: Lifestyle and Social Connections May Play a Role

New research proposes lifestyle, social, and psychological factors may increase the risk of contracting COVID-19. (July 9)

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