Observation

Observations

Iowa Lab Vandalized On the weekend of November 13, 2004, vandals dumped chemicals, damaged computers, and freed research animals at the University of Iowa. Most of the damage took place […]... More>


Presidential Column

Staffing the 21st Century Psychology Department

Earlier this year our department had a day-long retreat to discuss, among other things, what it might look like if we recreated it from scratch. During a particularly scintillating discussion […]... More>


Observer Article

A Growing Crisis of Overfeeding

The opening to Kelly D. Brownell’s recently published essay “Overfeeding the Future.” In its peak year, the primary U.S. government nutrition education program (called 5 a Day) was given $3 […]... More>


Observer Article

New Year’s Irresolutions

“A lie, spoken to oneself, that goes in one year and out the other.” -Unknown Sadly, this statement rings true: Over half of us who start the year with good […]... More>


Cover Story

The Weight Is Over

America is tipping the scales, and psychologists disagree on whether the government or individuals should be responsible for a more balanced diet. But one thing’s for certain: There’s no time […]... More>