Neuroscience

APS Fellow Kurt Pawlik, University of Hamburg, Germany, has received the 2012 APA Outstanding Psychologist Award for distinguished contributions to global psychology. Pawlik, who has been a professor at the University of Hamburg since March 1965, has researched a myriad of topics over his 45 year career, including the physiological More

The New York Times: ARE you responsible for your behavior if your brain “made you do it”? Often we think not. For example, research now suggests that the brain’s frontal lobes, which are crucial for self-control, are not yet mature in adolescents. This finding has helped shape attitudes about whether More

Registration is now open for “Unveiling the NIH Toolbox,” a free scientific conference September 10 – 11 presenting the NIH Toolbox for Assessment of Neurological and Behavioral Function — a set of brief but comprehensive neurological and behavioral health measurements designed for use particularly in large-scale research studies such as More

When it comes to pseudoscience, social psychologist and writer Carol A. Tavris is a self-appointed curmudgeon. “I have spent many years lobbing hand grenades at psychobabble — that wonderful assortment of pop psych ideas that permeate our culture in spite of having no means of empirical support,” said Tavris at More

Watch APS Past President Robert A. Bjork explain his theory on long-term memory in this series of interviews. Bjork is a Distinguished Professor of Cognitive Psychology at the University of California, Los Angeles. His lab, the Bjork Learning and Forgetting Lab, investigates human learning, memory, and the implications of such More