Observer Vol. 24, No. 10 2011

Observer Article

Global Psychological Science at Its Best


Pursuing big questions in psychological science is an international effort. APS recently co-sponsored programs featuring cross-cutting research presentations by some of the most distinguished scientists in the field. ... More>


NIA Announces New Funding Opportunities

The National Institute on Aging (NIA) has announced two funding opportunities for psychological scientists.... More>

Observer Article

Song Recognition

Carol Krumhansl's research suggests that humans have a remarkable ability to recognize and recall details about music based on very limited information.... More>

Teaching Tips

Writing a Psychology Textbook: Is It For You?

Writing a psychology textbook can be a worthwhile and rewarding experience. This article will explore the reasons for writing a textbook, the personal and professional prerequisites, the nature of the commitment, suggestions for gaining textbook writing experience before you decide to write your own text, and finally, the criteria for deciding whether to write a textbook.... More>

Student Notebook

The Art of Collaboration

At its best, collaboration is a collection of individual effort and skills that makes a project greater than what the collaborators could have achieved on their own. At its worst, collaboration can lead to burned bridges and arguments about where the project went wrong.... More>