Disorder or Difference? Autism Researchers Face Off Over Field’s Terminology
A long-smoldering debate among scientists studying autism has erupted. At issue is language—for example, whether researchers should describe autism as a “disorder,” “disability,” or “difference,” and whether its associated features should be called “symptoms” or
New Content From Current Directions in Psychological Science
A sample of articles on racism and historical context, prosocial behavior in the face of a disaster, studying mental health as systems, exceptional abilities in autism, LGBTQ+ parents, and much more.
Navigating Academia as Neurodivergent Researchers: Promoting Neurodiversity Within Open Scholarship
Where are all the neurodivergent scholars and research participants? Eight scholars make the case for greater adoption of open scholarship practices, “slow science,” intersectional collaboration, and more.
Recent highlights from APS journals articles on work identity, investigating the cross-category affect, graduate training, cross-cultural generalizability, and much more.
Teaching: Shared Emotions / Positives of Psychological Disorders
Lesson plans about the emotions within and between us and the positives of autism, ASD, and other psychological disorders.
New Content From Perspectives on Psychological Science
A sample of articles on effort, the origins of disease, control and attention, the predictive mind, digital parenting, psychopathology models, spatial representations, and more.