If, like me, you’re on the wrong side of sixty, you’ve probably noticed those increasingly frequent and sinister “senior moments.” What was I looking for when I came into the kitchen? Did I already take out the trash? What’s old what’s-his-name’s name again? One possible reaction to aging is resignation More
Bababababa, dadadadada, ahgagaga. Got that? Babies are speaking to us all the time, but most of us have no clue what they’re saying. To us non-babies, it all sounds like charming, mysterious, gobbledegook. To researchers, though, babbling is knowable, predictable, and best of all, teachable. This week, we’ll find out More
Robert Plomin is no stranger to controversy. It comes with the territory, he tells me, for someone who has spent over four decades studying the role genetics play in making us who we are. That question is at the heart of a field of science known as behavioral genetics, or More
Barbara Tversky’s engaging article, “Seeing Psychological Science Everywhere” (Observer, September 2018), prompts a historical note and some (brief) reflections on the present and future. In 1978, a stellar group of scholars revisited George Miller’s 1969 APA Presidential Address on “giving psychology away.” The participants in that event (Kasschau & Kessel More
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