Observation

NIDA Trains Judges in Behavioral Research and Intervention

Behavioral science research figures prominently in an effort by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) to inform the criminal justice system about the effectiveness of sustained, comprehensive treatment for […]... More>


Observation

Rubin Named Chair of NAS Behavioral Board

APS Fellow Phillip Rubin, who is chief executive officer of Haskins Laboratories, is the new Chair of the Board on Behavioral, Cognitive, and Sensory Sciences (BBCSS) at the National Academy […]... More>


Observation

Capaldi Named Provost at Arizona State University

Former APS President Elizabeth Capaldi is the new Provost and Executive Vice President at Arizona State University. Capaldi was drawn to the university because “ASU is growing, as is Arizona, […]... More>


Cover Story

We Love to Be Scared on Halloween But Fears and Phobias Are No Laughing Matter

It seems we humans spend a good deal of time and energy in pursuit of thrills, chills, and spills, especially at this time of year. From haunted houses to ghoulish […]... More>


Conflicts and Interests

This year is shaping up as unusually rancorous in the scientific establishment’s eternal grappling with conflict of interest. In some of the most august journals of research, the topic has […]... More>