McConkey Awarded Title of Order of Australia

APS Fellow Kevin M. McConkey, emeritus professor of psychology at the University of New South Wales, Australia, recently was awarded the title of Member of the Order of Australia. The Order of Australia acknowledges people who “provide outstanding community service and whose achievements enhance national identity,” said Angus Houston, chairman More

Building Better Science Means Breaking Down Barriers

Many of the world’s most challenging issues – poverty, health behavior change, and globalization – are at their core issues that can be solved with a better understanding of human behavior. Making progress on solving these complex, multidimensional issues increasingly requires interdisciplinary collaboration across research disciplines. But the way most More

Psychological Training for Entrepreneurs Helps Fight Poverty

In 2015, Uganda was named the world’s most entrepreneurial country, according to the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM). Although 28% of adults in Uganda own or co-own a business, around 70% of new businesses collapse within two years. “Ugandans are good at starting enterprises but have a high failure rate,”  Charles More