Observer Vol. 23, No. 9 November, 2010


Keith Stanovich Wins Grawemeyer Award in Education

Keith Stanovich, APS Fellow and Professor of Human Development and Applied Psychology at the University of Toronto, is the 2010 Grawemeyer Award Winner in the field of Education.... More>

Memories of Ole Ivar Lovaas

Ole Ivar Lovaas was a trail-blazing scientist/clinician who dedicated himself to improving the lives of children with autism and their families, brought applied behavior analysis (ABA) to the attention of the general public, and inspired many students and colleagues to join his quest for ever-more effective treatments. ... More>


Need a Break? Depends on Your Concept of Willpower

Do you ever find yourself burning the candle at both ends? Friends may tell you to slow down or take a break but new findings, published in Psychological Science, challenge the long-held theory that willpower is a limited resource that needs to be replenished by rest.... More>


Video Gaming Prepares the Brain for Bigger Tasks

This is a close up photo of a videogame controller being used.

Playing video games for hours on end may develop skills in childhood that could be useful when training to be, for example, a laparoscopic surgeon, a new study shows.... More>