Observer Article

Sharing Data: It’s Time to End Psychology’s Guild Approach

Psychological science is both a discipline and a guild. Sometimes the two realities rest uneasily with one another. Such is the case when psychologists try to wear both hats while […]... More>


Observer Article

In the Newsroom When Disaster Strikes

Jill Kester Locantore is this year’s APS-AAAS Media Fellow. She began her year-long internship with the Richmond Times-Dispatch on September 10. In the following report, she describes what it was […]... More>


Observer Article

Persuasion and the ‘Poison Parasite’

A great deal of psychology research has focused on the mechanics and effects of persuasion. But what about the flip side: What techniques and strategies do we have to resist […]... More>


Observer Article

A Message of Caution

The issue of appropriate – and especially less appropriate- crisis intervention is receiving all kinds of serious attention and concern right now, and it is important that it should. We […]... More>