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Claiming Credit in the Interdisciplinary Age

These days, the term “credit crisis” invokes thoughts of Wall Street and financial debt. But in the scientific enterprise, structural changes are affecting core issues of intellectual credit and indebtedness […]... More>

Observer Article

The History Corner: The Galvanometer

The mirror galvanometer is one of several instruments used for measuring small amounts of electrical current. Its use in psychological research led to greater understanding of the physiological underpinnings of […]... More>

Observer Article

Then and Now: APS Conventions

Then: The First APS Convention: 1,000 Strong The following appeared in the July 1989 Observer. In what one attendee called a “psychology Woodstock,” over a thousand psychological scientists and scientist-practitioners […]... More>


Arranging For Serenity

I am a New Age skeptic. I used to be a New Age cynic, so this shows just how far I have come in opening my mind to things I […]... More>


On the Newsstand

An Absence of Free Will, A Tendency to Cheat The New York Times February 19, 2008 “A study suggests that when people are encouraged to believe their behavior is predetermined […]... More>