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June 2015

During the presidential symposium at the 2015 APS Annual Convention, psychological scientists who study human development, including Ruth Feldman, pictured, discussed how self-control evolves from the initial months of infancy through adolescence.  More>>
Hourly workers are less likely to engage in environmentally beneficial habits such as recycling than are salaried workers, psychological scientists have found. A series of behavioral experiments in Britain shows the factors behind this disparity.

APS William James Fellow Michael I. Posner explains how the neural networks associated with attention can be harnessed to improve the human condition. Posner delivered the Fred Kavli Keynote Address at the 2015 APS Annual Convention. More>>

With the help of brainwave tests and a lab-based crime simulation, researchers in the US and UK have found evidence that people can suppress unwanted memories and inhibit their influence on future behavior.  More>>

Children exposed to more than one language -- even if they are not bilingual -- are better at understanding adults' communication than are their counterparts who are exposed to only one language, cognitive psychologists find. More>>



Perspectives on Psychological Science editors are seeking proposals for a new Registered Replication Report (RRR) aimed at confirming the hypothesis that people act less selfishly when forced to make quick, intuitive decisions. More>>


Journal of Cognitive Psychology

ESCOP Journal's "Best Paper" Shows How Collaboration Influences Memory

A study led by Hae-Yoon Choi, a PhD candidate from Stony Brook University in the United States, is being recognized with the 2014 Journal of Cognitive Psychology Best Paper Award. Choi's article, "The Role of Group Configuration in the Social Transmission of Memory: Evidence From Identical and Reconfigured Groups," focuses on how collaboration influences memory. More>>


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