Observer Vol. 24, No. 1 2010


Surely You Gesture


Some people keep their hands to themselves when they talk, while others “talk with their hands.” The latter occasionally results in knocked-over beverages, but research shows that gesturing while talking actually helps us think, and even aids learning. ... More>


Oprah Acknowledges Jessie Gruman and the Center for Advancing Health


On December 16, 2010 APS Member Jessie Gruman, founder and president of the Center for Advancing Health (CFAH), was recognized by Oprah Winfrey “for her commitment to help Americans when they or their loved ones face the challenges of a serious illness.”... More>

Member Article

Gotcha Moment


In 2010, my colleagues and I published a study on the treatment of depression in a high-visibility journal. It was covered in hundreds of news outlets including countless blogs.... More>

Student Notebook

The State of the APS Student Caucus

The Executive Board of the APS Student Caucus (APSSC) met in Washington, DC for its annual Fall Meeting. We received the results of the annual member survey and discussed the progress and challenges affecting the many APSSC run programs and APSSC.... More>

Teaching Tips

Creating the Foundation for a Warm Classroom Climate

Although the course syllabus is often overlooked or undervalued as the first form of communication between students and their instructors, it plays an important role for both. For students, the syllabus communicates information about the course that they require throughout the semester.... More>