APS Fellow Linda B. Smith is regarded as one of the world's leading researchers on children's word learning and visual-object recognition. Smith will discuss her research on how infants break into language in her keynote address at the Second International Convention of Psychological Science. Learn more about ICPS 2017.
An international team of psychological scientists has shown that people who score high on workaholism traits also have a heightened rate of psychiatric diagnoses such as depression and obsessive-compulsive disorder. Take a work break and read more.
Sessions covering such topics as psychological science programs in the developing world and what developmental psychology students should be learning about at-risk children will be part of the Teaching Institute preceding the International Convention of Psychological Science. The pre-conference Teaching Institute welcomes submissions for a poster session that will be held on Thursday 23 March 2017. Submissions that present empirical findings related to the teaching of psychology are especially encouraged, as are posters on methods and strategies for teaching integrative topics. Submit now.
In one of the latest of numerous attempts to show new semantic learning in amnesiac patients, scientists in London report on their study of an accomplished actor who suffered several impairments in his autobiographical memory after hypoxic brain damage. The patient showed severe learning impairment when presented with passages from plays in which he had once performed and plays in which he had never appeared. But in a follow-up trial, he learned at the same rate as did control subjects. Learn more.