How Rats, Bats, Bees, and People Navigate Their Worlds
Nearly 70 years ago, psychological scientist Edward Tolman introduced the idea that humans and other animals have a “cognitive map” that allows them to navigate their everyday spatial environments. Evidence of physical processes underpinning cognitive
On One’s Own Time
People form a life story for themselves by weaving a temporal tapestry, taking psychological fabric from their past and threading it into their present experience and the future they hope to have. That’s essentially the
Psychology and Technology: A Premium Blend
Whether they’re conducting industrial/organization studies or analyzing brain scans, psychological scientists are proving to be anything but Luddites. In “Advancing Psychological Science Through Technology,” a cross-cutting theme program at the 2016 APS Annual Convention in
Learning With Amnesia
Actors are a group of people rife for research opportunities because their profession requires that they remember vast amounts of ever-changing information — and recite that information at a moment’s notice. In a recent study
How Language ‘Framing’ Influences Decision-Making
The way information is presented, or “framed,” when people are confronted with a situation can influence decision-making.
Steven Pinker: The Elephant, the Emperor, and the Matzo Ball
William James Fellow Award Address recorded May 2016 in Chicago at the 28th Annual Convention of the Association for Psychological Science.