Psychological Science Agenda

A publication of the Science Directorate
January 2004 |Vol. 18, No. 1

SCIENCE BRIEFS

Developmental and Evolutionary Aspects of Female Attraction to Babies

By Dario Maestripieri, PhD

Humans have a natural propensity to be attracted to the features of baby faces and that this innate perceptual bias evolved to enhance interest in infants and motivation to engage in caregiving behavior.

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR'S COLUMN

  • Did Someone Move the Cheese?
    Over the last couple of years, we have been hearing, sometimes loudly and sometimes quietly, that those agencies that fund psychological research are going to be doing business differently.
    By Merry Bullock, PhD

SCIENCE PUBLIC POLICY NEWS

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ANNOUNCEMENTS

  • January 2004 Announcements
    BSA Recognizes the Recipients of the 2003 Meritorous Rsearch Service Commendation; Attend an Academic Career Workshop; Current Members of Science Board and Committee/Meeting Dates; Upcoming Awards from the Association for Women in Psychology (AWP); Summer Science Institutes Unveil Newest Seminar; Workshop on Responsible Conduct of Research in Psychological Science: April 13-14, 2004