Observation

The Magical Memory Tour

Scientists at the University of Leeds are asking people to blog about their memories of The Beatles to create the biggest database of “autobiographical memories” ever attempted. The online survey, […]... More>


Letter/Observer Forum

Don’t Muscle Worry, Be Happy

The article “Exercising Judgment: The Psychology of Fitness”(Observer, January 2008 ) described what some research has to say about the ways we avoid exercise. Looking at the data from the […]... More>


Champions of Psychology

Champions of Psychology: Nora Newcombe

This is an ongoing series in which highly regarded professors share advice on the successes and challenges facing graduate students. Nora S. Newcombe is a Professor of cognitive psychology and […]... More>


Student Notebook

Educational Psychology: Looking Through a Different Window

On the first day of class, a clinical psychology classmate expressed surprise that an educational psychology student would be taking Hierarchical Linear Modeling (HLM). Our professor asked, “Is there some […]... More>


Observer Article

Does Prevention Save Health-Care Dollars?

Preventive measures have long been wistfully regarded as under-utilized in improving the nation’s health and restraining health-care spending. But skepticism about their potential is receiving more attention, even as prevention […]... More>