Observer Vol. 24, No. 2 February 2011

Champions of Psychology

Champions of Psychological Science: Carol Tavris


Carol Tavris earned her PhD in social psychology at the University of Michigan. In her career as a writer and lecturer, she has sought to educate the public about the important contributions of psychological science and to explain how pseudoscience can lead us astray at best and, at worst, cause enormous personal and social harm. ... More>

Teaching Tips

Offering a Careers Course in Psychology Opportunities and Challenges

Instructors likely find themselves fielding statements and questions like these repeatedly. From a developmental perspective it makes sense that students may lack the information they need to make informed decisions about their degree and career goals.... More>


People With Similar Language Styles Are More Romantically Compatible


It’s February and love is in the air! We know that people tend to be attracted to, date, and marry other people who resemble themselves in terms of personality, values, and physical appearance. However, these features only skim the surface of what makes a relationship work. The ways that people talk are also important. A new study published in Psychological Science, finds that people who speak in similar styles are more compatible.... More>


In Appreciation: Robyn Dawes


APS Fellow and Charter Member Robyn Dawes died December 14, 2010 from complications of Parkinson’s disease. He was 74. Many friends and colleagues remember his life and work.... More>


Opportunities and Challenges in Social Neuroscience


The unifying Opportunities and Challenges in Social Neuroscience conference at Utrecht University, The Netherlands, is bringing together psychological scientists from around the world to discuss the directions that neuroscience is heading.... More>