Beilock Named President of Barnard College
APS Fellow Sian L. Beilock, an award-winning scientist who has extensively researched people’s performance under pressure, has been named President of Barnard College effective July 1.
Natural Selection: The Mentoring Edition
In today’s society they may be hidden, but good shepherds do exist. They nurture. They guide. They use their foresight to keep their flock safe and ensure its survival. As graduate students, we often find
2017 APS Janet Taylor Spence Awards for Transformative Early Career Contributions
Research by the latest recipients of the Janet Taylor Spence Award for Transformative Early Career Contributions includes romantic relationship initiation, the psychological processes that guide moral judgment, and the link between socioeconomic inequality and children’s cognitive and brain development. This year’s recipients include Paul Eastwick, Kimberly Noble, A. Janet Tomiyama, Elliot Tucker-Drob, and Liane Young.
New Research From Psychological Science
A sample of new research exploring social comparison and achievement in academic settings, the role of the hippocampus in enhanced fear learning in rats, and how emotion influences ensemble coding.
Teaching Current Directions in Psychological Science
Featured articles: “When Anxiety Doesn’t Add Up: Understanding and Preventing Math Anxiety” and “Should You Trust Your Unconscious When Judging Lying? Probably Not!”
Internet Use in Class Tied to Lower Test Scores
Students who surfed the web in a college course had lower scores on the final exam than did those who didn’t go online.