Observer Article

Opening Skinner’s Box Causes Controversy

A team of behavioral researchers has published a study that questions the authenticity of a chapter from Lauren Slater’s book, Opening Skinner’s Box, in which the author resurrects a volatile […]... More>


Mavis Hetherington

Mavis Hetherington, pioneer explorer of family dynamics, is a victim of happenstance. She really wanted to write fiction, taking psychology courses only to help with characterization. Luckily for science, the […]... More>


Wired History

With just a few clicks of the mouse, there they are: over 250 of the most historic works in the history of psychology. The site, Classics in the History of […]... More>


New Perspectives Coming this Month

The inaugural issue of APS’s new journal, Perspectives on Psychological Science, arrives in mailboxes this month. This much awaited, new addition to APS’s journals will be distributed to all current […]... More>


Textbooks: Not just for your syllabus anymore

While the idea of a “favorite textbook” may be an oxymoron for students, a good one can affect more than just a grade. Spurred by a New York Times writer […]... More>