Epigenetics

Passing Down Psychopathology

Researchers have long known that, much like physical traits, characteristics of mental health and mental illness can be passed down through family trees, moving from one generation to the next. Longitudinal studies and new forms of genetic analysis are helping shed light on intergenerational continuity and transmission of psychopathology. At More

Defining Dysfunction: Clinical Psychology’s New Frontier

Diagnosing physical ailments used to depend exclusively on symptoms and observations, but a prodigious surge in new technology has provided 21st century medicine with an array of precision diagnostic tools — from biomarkers to genetic testing — that have fueled astounding progress in defining and treating illness. Over the past More

‘Facts, Fantasies, and the Future of Child Care’ Revisited

Throughout 2015, the Observer is commemorating the silver anniversary of APS’s flagship journal. In addition to research reports, the first issue of Psychological Science, released in January 1990, included four general articles covering specific lines of study. Among those articles was “Facts, Fantasies, and the Future of Child Care in More

Society for the Study of Human Development releases special issue of Research in Human Development

The Society for the Study of Human Development (SSHD) has released a special issue of Research in Human Development on “Emergence, Self-Organization, and Developmental Science.” The issue, which includes articles such as “Self-Organization and Explanatory Pluralism: Avoiding the Snares of Reductionism in Developmental Science,” can be accessed by SSHD members at www.sshdonline.org. More