Back Page

Back Page showcases particularly interesting work by a wide variety of psychological scientists. Want to recommend a good candidate for a future profile? Email apsobserver@psychologicalscience.org.

  • Back Page: Personality Plus Plus Plus

    In his new book and his research, clinical psychologist and Oxford College of Emory University professor Ken Carter gets inside the minds of thrill-seekers, daredevils, and adrenaline junkies. More

  • Back Page: The Talent Bias

    Years of performing as a pianist sparked psychologist Chia-Jung Tsay’s curiosity about perceptions of “natural talent” and other factors that can influence how we evaluate achievements. More

  • Back Page: Awake at the Wheel

    APS Fellow Mark Rosekind, chief safety innovation officer at Zoox and former head of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, uses psychological science to make roads safer for drivers and pedestrians alike. More

  • Back Page: Never Fear?

    It may sound like he’s inducing amnesia, but psychology professor Tom Beckers is actually testing the possibility of targeting and muffling psychologically crippling memories. [More]

  • Back Page: Nap Tracker

    A pioneer in studying learning and memory during atypical development, University of Arizona professor Jamie Edgin is uncovering the effects of poor sleep on learning in children with Down syndrome. [More]