Careers Up Close: Moira R. Dillon on Infants and Children, Humanlike AI, and Commonsense Psychology
Moira Dillon, an assistant professor at New York University, discusses her research into how infants’ intelligence can contribute to the future of developing humanlike artificial intelligence.
Up-and-Coming Voices: Artificial Intelligence in Psychological Science
Previews of relevant research by students and early-career scientists.
‘They Want Toys to Get Their Children Into Harvard’: Have We Been Getting Playthings All Wrong?
The week my eldest son finished nursery, I decided to clear out the playroom where he had spent much of his young life forming bonds with inanimate objects. Toys had kept him company whenever other duties or
To Get Kids Into Science, Just Do It
Developmental psychologists have long noted that very small children think a lot like scientists. Anybody who has spent time with a 2-year-old has witnessed their insatiable curiosity and constant experiments. Yet by the time most
2023 APS Lifetime Achievement Awards Honor 13 Psychological Scientists
The association’s highest honors recognize psychological scientists for a broad range of contributions to psychological research and the field.
Children, Creativity, and the Real Key to Intelligence
APS President Alison Gopnik writes that the contrast between the reasoning of creative 4-year-olds and predictable artificial intelligence may be a key to understanding how human intelligence works.