Archive for 1996

Invest Now in Human Capital Research

The 1996 election is now history, but it will be some time before we can see how the results will actually influence funding for psychological research. Recall that the 1994 […]... More>

Bertenthal to Replace Marrett at NSF's SBE Directorate

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has named Bennett 1. Bertenthal, of the University of Virginia, as Assistant Director of the NSF Directorate of Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences (SBE), replacing […]... More>

A Congress to Remember: Behavioral Science Fares Well Despite Attacks

It was the best of sessions, it was the worst of sessions. The 104th Congress is in the Record books, memorable mainly for its revolutionary aspirations and the many government […]... More>


Social Psychologist Charles Graham McClintock (1929-1996)

Charles Graham (Chuck) McClintock died on Wednesday, July 24, 1996, in his home in Iowa City, succumbing, finally, after a long, courageous struggle with cancer. Chuck began his work in […]... More>

Teaching Tips

Class Discussions: Promoting Participation and Preventing Problems

“I tried to have a discussion today, but hardly anybody said anything. You’d think a class of 95 students really would get into arguing about theory XYZ.” Sound familiar? It’s […]... More>