December 2009 issue of The Observer

Observation

A Vast Right Arm Conspiracy? Handedness May Affect Body Perception

There are areas in the brain devoted to our arms, legs, and various parts of our bodies. The way these areas are distributed throughout the brain are known as “body […]... More>


Observation

Digital Divide: Ways to Include the Aging Population in the Technology Revolution

Technology is no longer what it used to be: Computers long-ago replaced typewriters and telephone landlines are in rapid decline. Technological advances are being made every day, making many of […]... More>


Observation

Angry Faces: The Link Between Facial Structure and Aggression

Angry words and gestures are not the only way to get a sense of how temperamental a person is. According to new findings in Psychological Science, a quick glance at […]... More>


Observation

Institutional Research Productivity in Psychological Science

We recently examined institutional research productivity in the flagship APS journal, Psychological Science (PS). A research productivity study is a weighted empirical count of the institutions or individuals publishing in […]... More>


Cover Story

The Psychology and Power of False Confessions

On July 8, 1997, Bill Bosko returned to his home in Norfolk, Virginia, after a week at sea to find his wife murdered in their bedroom. A few hours later, […]... More>