Observer Article

The Golden Fleece Award: Love’s Labours Almost Lost

In 1975, I and two of my colleagues at the University of Wisconsin, Mary Utne O’Brien and Jane Traupmann Pillemer, were collaborating on a major research program. We were attempting […]... More>

Observer Article

A Miser, Not an Ideologue

On the sullied rolls of science bashers, the late William Proxmire is firmly established as a master by virtue of his Golden Fleece Awards, for government support of research projects […]... More>

Letter/Observer Forum

The h in Roediger

I read with great interest the recent column by Roddy Roediger on the use of the h index to assess the scientific impact of psychologists. My experiences with the h […]... More>


Going the Distance Takes More Than Meets the Eye

How do humans perceive distance? To say “with our eyes” seems obvious. But when gauging the distance to a destination one is walking or throwing something to — or performing […]... More>


$200 Million Gift Supports New Center for Neuroscience at Columbia

Columbia University announced in March that it received a $200 million donation to build a major new facility to host its Mind, Brain, and Behavior initiative. Although many details remain […]... More>