Observer Article

Basic Behavioral Research at NIH: A Timeline

1994: The National Academy of Sciences (NAS) recommends an increase in training grants for behavioral scientists in recognition of the central role of behavior in health. NIH rejects the NAS […]... More>


Cover Story

A New Era for Basic Behavioral Research at NIH

A sustained effort launched by the Association for Psychological Science (APS) has resulted in an unprecedented boost for basic behavioral science at the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) in […]... More>


Observation

Scientifically Scary

Just when you thought you were safe from the ghoulish ghosts of Halloween until next year, here comes emotion researcher Lisa Feldman Barrett with another dose of fright! Feldman Barrett, […]... More>


Observation

Use It or Lose It? Study Suggests the Brain Can Remember a “Forgotten” Language

Many of us learn a foreign language when we are young, but in some cases, exposure to that language is brief and we never get to hear or practice it […]... More>


Presidential Column

Addicted to Food: An Interview With Bart Hoebel

Continuing with my exploration of the intersection of psychology, health, and dietary choices in these columns, this month I present an interview with ground-breaking food researcher Bart Hoebel, a Professor […]... More>