They Never Forget a Face. Research Delves into How ‘Super-Recognizers’ Can Do This.

Super-recognizers never forget a face. They need to focus on it only once to instantly recognize it again, even if they encounter it years later, and sometimes even if they see only one feature, such as the eyes. They also can get a pretty good idea of what a face looks like in profile if …

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The (Literally) Effortless Way to Learn Faster and Improve Your Memory, Backed by Science

We all have things we need to remember. A pitch. A presentation. Material for a test.  So you study. You read and re-read. And highlight. And re-read again. You devote what at least feel like endless hours to the pursuit of knowledge and recall.  And even if you do manage to remember what you needed to remember, still: The process of learning took way …

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Psychological Science and Entrepreneurship Poster Award at the 2022 APS Convention

APS is pleased to announce an award recognizing and encouraging integrative research in the area of psychological science and entrepreneurship. With the support of the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, the Psychological Science and Entrepreneurship Poster Award is intended to stimulate research in entrepreneurship, which is the capacity and willingness to develop, organize, and manage a business venture, …

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One and Done: Researchers Urge Testing Eyewitness Memory Only Once

Summary: To prevent wrongful convictions, only the first identification of a suspect should be considered, according to the latest issue of Psychological Science in the Public Interest. We all know the scene from countless courtroom dramas: A witness points at the defendant and confidently declares to judge and jury: “That’s the one, that’s who did …

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Dr. Aaron T. Beck, Developer of Cognitive Therapy, Dies at 100

Dr. Aaron T. Beck, whose brand of pragmatic, thought-monitoring psychotherapy became the centerpiece of a scientific transformation in the treatment of depression, anxiety and many related mental disorders, died on Monday at his home in Philadelphia. He was 100. His death was confirmed by Alex Shortall, an executive assistant at the Beck Institute for Cognitive Behavior …

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How Scientists Learned to Enter People’s Dreams

Billionaires are jetting themselves into space and quantum computing lies around the corner. Yet one of the most familiar and everyday aspects of human nature remains frustratingly tricky for scientists to study – dreaming. Theories abound, but the truth is we don’t really know much about why or how we dream. A major hurdle for …

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U.S. Senate Issues Budget Vision on NIH, NSF in 2022

Despite an ongoing Congressional stalemate surrounding the 2022 U.S. budget, the Senate has advanced the dialogue on critical funding legislation that will strengthen the psychological science enterprise if it becomes law. Included with this legislation are new opportunities for psychological scientists and the field, plus strong boosts for the U.S. science enterprise overall. On October …

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New Content From Perspectives on Psychological Science

Thinking Clearly About Biology and Childhood Adversity: Next Steps for Continued ProgressSeth D. Pollak and Karen E. Smith Pollak and Smith respond to McLaughlin and colleagues’ commentary on their original article. They summarize where their perspectives diverge and overlap, emphasizing how the agreement on many issues could stimulate new ideas for research on the effects …

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