October 2009

Observation

On the Newsstand

Why Do Some People Ignore Evacuation Orders? Los Angeles Times, September 5, 2009 The recent wildfires and ensuing evacuation orders raise the touchy question of why some people refuse to […]... More>


Observer Article

‘An Unconscionable Embarrassment’

A century ago, American medicine was an unregulated and unscientific craft, with little research to support its practice. In 1910, The Flexner Report, published by early 20th century educator Abraham […]... More>


Cover Story

Giving Darwin His Due

The Expression of the Emotions in Man and Animals by Charles Darwin was published in 1872, a year after The Descent of Man. It is, without a doubt, a brilliant […]... More>


Observer Article

Federal Perspectives on Research and Human Subjects Protection

Menikoff Jerry Menikoff is Director of the Office for Human Research Protections (OHRP) in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). OHRP leads the department’s efforts to ensure […]... More>


Observer Article

Universal Social Cognition

Susan Fiske delivers her William James Fellow Award Address. “Psychologists have an insatiable tendency to look for commonalities in the human condition” said Princeton University’s Susan T. Fiske in her […]... More>