Organized by Richard Weinberg and Kathleen McCartney, the Festschrift in honor of Sandra Scarr celebrated her lifetime contributions to the understanding of fundamental problems relating to child development and family […]
In the inaugural issue of APS’s first journal, APS Fellow Deborah Phillips coauthored an article that noted the dearth of research on the effects that child care services have on children’s development. Phillips revisits that 1990 article she wrote with APS Past President Sandra Scarr and APS Fellow Kathleen McCartney and assesses how child care research — and policy — have progressed.
As the field’s highest ranked empirical journal reaches its silver anniversary, we republish the inaugural editorial written by its founding editor, the late cognitive psychologist William K. Estes — who worked on the early issues in the same corner of the same house where William James authored Principles of Psychology a century earlier. Psychological Science introduced a number of innovations and led to a number of changes in journals across the field more generally.
At the founding of APS in 1988, student affiliates were just embarking on their careers. Over the next 25 years they would become luminaries in the field of psychological science; many remained active in APS by becoming board members and serving the organization in other capacities. In this retrospective, some of APS’s former student affiliates reflect on their careers and involvement with APS since the organization’s inception.