Inside Science: In studies at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Ind., cognitive psychologist Jessica Witt found that simply making a hole appear larger on the green can improve a golfer’s putting accuracy by as much as ten percent. “When the hole looked bigger participants were also more successful at putting. More
BBC: A new study shows it’s more that we have bad moments than bad days. There’s some good news if you’re older. Although people, on average, do worse on memory tests as they age, it turns out that they perform more consistently. … “We were able to show that good More
Legendary psychological scientist Jerome S. Bruner, who made groundbreaking contributions to cognitive psychology and the science of perception, died in June 2016 at the age of 100. The APS Williams James Fellow reflected on his life and career in a March 2013 interview with historian Robin Cautin. More
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
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