The Self-Taught Vocabulary of Homesigning Deaf Children Supports Universal Constraints on Language
Researchers compared how young homesigners—deaf children without access to an established sign language—and English-, Spanish-, and Chinese-speaking adults describe the use of tools such as paintbrushes and knives.
Communicating Psychological Science: The Importance of Common Language
Özge Gürcanlı Fischer-Baum explores the often overlooked need to create a common language between specialists and non-specialists.
New Research in Psychological Science
A sample of research on personality across the world and face impressions, perceptual and cognitive judgments, cognitive control in lemurs, attitude change, fear, social touch, and much more.
New Content From Current Directions in Psychological Science
A sample of articles on conceptual clarification, language acquisition, insights from deep neural networks, how to reduce academic procrastination, improve learning, craving, and more.
What’s in a Word? Computational Modeling Puts the Science of How We Learn Language to the Test
Language, whether spoken or read, is a tool that is constantly changing and growing, but research demonstrates that it may still be possible to pin down how it functions at its core.
Podcast Collection: Eight Early-Career Researchers on Their Inspirations, Methods, and Goals
The full collection of podcast interviews with recipients of the 2022 APS Janet Taylor Spence Award for Early Career Contributions.