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New Report Finds “Gaps and Variation” in Behavioral Science at NIH

A new National Institutes of Health (NIH) report emphasizes the importance of behavioral science in improving health, observes that support for these sciences at NIH is unevenly distributed, and makes recommendations for how to improve their support at the agency. APS had called for the report in conversations with policymakers as an important step toward …

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Treat Implicit Bias as a Public Health Problem, New Report Recommends

Summary: To turn the tide on the biases that perpetuate social injustice, the latest issue of Psychological Science in the Public Interest recommends that governments and institutions treat implicit bias as a public-health problem. Implicit biases are automatic and unconscious tendencies that can perpetuate social injustices based on race, gender, and age. Many well-intentioned and …

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Ford Fellow to Explore Collaborative Research in “Extreme Ideological Hate” 

Jeni Kubota, University of Delaware For the first time, a psychological scientist has received an award from the Ford Foundation aimed at increasing the diversity of college and university faculty in the United States. APS member Jeni Kubota, an associate professor at the University of Delaware in the Department of Psychological & Brain Sciences and …

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Embracing Discomfort Can Open Our Minds to New Ideas 

When trying something new, it’s common to interpret discomfort as a sign we’re in over our heads. Embracing these feelings of stress and awkwardness as a part of learning—instead of heading back to gentler waters—could help motivate personal growth, suggests new research in Psychological Science.  Kaitlin Woolley (Cornell University) and Ayelet Fishbach (University of Chicago) …

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Enhancing Student Engagement through Innovative Online Technologies

Have trouble engaging students in online classes? Want to know more Have trouble engaging students in online classes? Want to know more about innovative online teaching techniques? This webinar is supported by the Association for Psychological Sciences (APS) Fund for Teaching and Public Understanding of Psychological Science to promote teaching technologies for online courses. These …

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Collected Research by Asian American and Pacific Islander Psychological Scientists 

May is Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, an annual celebration that recognizes the contributions in the United States of people of Asian and Pacific Islander (AAPI) descent. As of 2019, the AAPI population was an estimated 22.9 million, according to the U.S. Census. In recognition of the growing body of research by AAPI …

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Few Transgender Children Change Their Minds After 5 Years, Study Finds

Young children who transition to a new gender with social changes — taking on new names, pronouns, haircuts and clothing — are likely to continue identifying as that gender five years later, according to a report published on Wednesday, the first study of its kind. The data come from the Trans Youth Project, a well-known effort following …

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