Observer Article

Bringing Science and Technology Back to Congress

Holt Congress needs better scientific and technological advice. It is nearly impossible to find issues on the legislative agenda that are not in some way linked to science and technology. […]... More>

Observer Article

Can the Weak Link in Psychological Research be Fixed?

My impression of psychological research is that it is conducted by bright, well-trained individuals armed with millions of dollars in research funds and that their work is resulting in massive […]... More>

Letter/Observer Forum


IRBs Must Understand Psychological Science In a recent letter to the Observer (“IRBs: Ethics, Yes – Epistemology, No,” Observer, February 2002), John Furedy states that Institutional Review Boards (IRBs) have […]... More>

Department Profile

Stephen F. Austin State University

Stephen F. Austin State University (SFA) is located in Nacogdoches, “the oldest town in Texas.” Established by the Texas legislature in 1921, SFA opened in 1923 and has developed into […]... More>

Cover Story

The Future is Here: Innovative Training for Emotion Researchers

BY RICHARD HÉBERT Observer Correspondent Cross a scientist who can skillfully track emotion-triggered brain-wave changes in laboratory rats with one who investigates humans’ emotions from their feelings and behaviors. What […]... More>