Podcast featuring Carl Hart, a neuroscientist at Columbia University who has studied the behavioral and neuropharmacological effects of psychoactive drugs in humans. His lab attempts to understand factors that mediate drug use, to develop effective treatments, and to translate that knowledge into more humane drug policies.
Diversity trainings as currently practiced are unlikely to change police behavior, suggests an analysis of a day-long training session designed to increase U.S. police officers’ knowledge of bias and use of evidence-based strategies to mitigate bias.
On April 27, Melissa Lucio is scheduled to be executed in Texas for the alleged murder of her 2-year-old daughter. APS James McKeen Cattell Fellow Saul Kassin explains how the psychological science on false confessions relates to this life-or-death case.
Julian Jara-Ettinger, Emily Fyfe, and Calvin Lai discuss reading and sharing minds, the development of learning and its practical applications, and the importance of studying the gap between what people value and what people do.
In addressing the United States' entrenched racism, Shinobu Kitayama reflects on the social institutions that undergird it and the pioneering researcher who fought for the cause of documenting and understanding Black lives.
In the latest edition of PSPI, researchers look at the problems with eyewitness misidentifications in the courtroom and explain why prosecutors and law enforcement should test a witness’s memory of a suspect only once.
The same experimental standards that apply to scientific research could also be applied to police lineups to improve the accuracy of eyewitness identifications, says APS James McKeen Cattell Fellow Gary L. Wells.
The challenges associated with addressing persistent inequality among marginalized communities have never been more apparent. Psychological science explores the roots, the risks, and the roads to meaningful behavioral change.
The Lab @ DC, a research team within the Washington, DC city government, has just released the results of a two-year-long study investigating the effects of police body-worn cameras on policing in DC.