Culture

Psychological Adaptation to Urbanization, Technology Reflected In Word Usage Over Last Two Centuries

New research shows that as culture has evolved over the last two centuries — with increasing urbanization, greater reliance on technology, and widespread availability of formal education — so has human psychology. The findings are forthcoming in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science. “This research shows More

Improving Oral Health Behavior and Message Memory

Cameron Brick presents his research on “Improving Oral Health Behavior and Message Memory: Matching Cultural Exposure and Message Frame” at the APS 25th Annual Convention in Washington, DC. Brick received one of the 2013 NIDCR “Building Bridges” APS Convention Travel Awards. Dental caries, gingivitis, and periodontitis are widespread health problems More

Intergroup Biases Emerge Early and Remain Stable With Age

Just like adults, children from across different cultures show implicit intergroup biases, according to a new study published in Psychological Science. The research suggests that children may show these biases as a result of their early experiences with status hierarchies. Psychological scientist Yarrow Dunham of Princeton University and colleagues conducted More

APS Janet Taylor Spence Award for Transformative Early Career Contributions

The APS Board of Directors is pleased to announce the 2013 recipients of the APS Janet Taylor Spence Award for Transformative Early Career Contributions, in recognition of the significant impact their work is having in the field of psychological science. The award recognizes the creativity and innovative work of promising More