In his James McKeen Cattell Fellow Award Address, Scott Lilienfeld examines the importance, prevalence, and sources of public and political skepticism of psychology — and offers individual and institutional recommendations for enhancing the perception of psychology as a scientific discipline in the public eye. More
Roy F. Baumeister is a recipient of the Association for Psychological Science (APS) William James Fellow Award for his lifetime of significant intellectual contributions to the basic science of psychology. To explain the extraordinary phenomenon of human selfhood, Baumeister reviews evidence that human groups thrive precisely by differentiating selves. Contrary More
In her William James Fellow Award Address, Neville describes findings from her team’s basic research on neuroplasticity and also how those findings led them to develop and implement a training program for low socioeconomic-status families. Measures of parenting and, in 3- to 5-year-olds, cognition and event-related-potential measures of attention and More
Lying is a most ubiquitous human behavior. We lie in 25 percent of our interactions, and even trained lie catchers perform near chance. While many of our lies are inconsequential, some have resulted in the deaths of thousands. Despite this, deception and deception detection research is uncommon, and often derided. More
Emotions provide embodied information about what is good or bad about important psychological situations. They influence judgments and decisions and regulate modes of thought. New research shows that the affect-cognition connection is malleable rather than fixed, as previously assumed, and that the impact of emotion depends on its apparent object. More
Our government is broken. Negativity toward Congress is at an all-time high, with hyperpartisanship as the new bigotry in the US. In this address, Halpern will use the lens of psychological science to view the problem and to suggest corrective actions that we can take to reduce it. More
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