Robert Levenson (left), Paul Ekman and Josh Singer A bit of Hollywood came to the APS 21st Annual Convention. APS Past President Robert Levenson moderated a fascinating discussion of how science becomes television by APS Fellow and Charter Member Paul Ekman, whose work on emotion and facial expression is the More
Linda Bartoshuk My entire family loves pickles — except me. At our family reunion there are several large jars of pickles on the table, and when the day is done, one of my uncles drinks the pickle juice from each jar. The only time I have eaten a pickle was More
Richard Nisbett It’s a truism most people don’t have too much trouble with, at least on the surface: Some folks are smarter than others. But patterns of intelligence-test scores and academic achievement also reveal pretty clearly that some groups are smarter than others, too, and that’s a fact that makes More
Frances Champagne Back in the day, when you learned about genetics and evolution in school, it was all about Mendel and Darwin or more recent refinements of their basic ideas. As a bit of historical amusement, they also taught you about that other guy, Lamarck, who had oh-so-foolishly believed that More
Lauren B. Alloy delivers her James McKeen Cattell Fellow Award Address. It was standing room only as Lauren B. Alloy of Temple University delivered her James McKeen Cattell Fellow Award Address (unfortunately, award co-recipient Lyn Abramson of the University of Wisconsin-Madison was not able to be there). Her talk began More
Susan Fiske delivers her William James Fellow Award Address. “Psychologists have an insatiable tendency to look for commonalities in the human condition” said Princeton University’s Susan T. Fiske in her 2009 APS William James Fellow Award Address. As Fiske, who is a Past President of APS, noted, many of psychology’s More
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