Romance Research Roundup

The inner workings of our hearts may always remain a partial mystery, but psychological scientists are on the forefront of what makes love, sex, romance, and attachment so alluring to human beings. This Valentine’s Day, the Observer shares some of the field’s most recent findings on the science of attraction… More

The Bias Beneath: Two Decades of Measuring Implicit Associations

Since its debut in 1998, an online test has allowed people to discover prejudices that lurk beneath their awareness — attitudes that researchers wouldn’t be able to identify through participant self-reports. The Observer examines the findings generated by the Implicit Association Test over the past 20 years… More

2017 APS Janet Taylor Spence Awards for Transformative Early Career Contributions

Research by the latest recipients of the Janet Taylor Spence Award for Transformative Early Career Contributions includes romantic relationship initiation, the psychological processes that guide moral judgment, and the link between socioeconomic inequality and children’s cognitive and brain development. This year’s recipients include Paul Eastwick, Kimberly Noble, A. Janet Tomiyama, Elliot Tucker-Drob, and Liane Young… More