Observer Article

It’s the 21st Century – What Did You Expect?

Does the term “intelligent agent” bring to mind an image of a government operative carrying out less-than-wholesome activities in foreign lands? Do you think a “wearable computer” is a device […]... More>


Observer Article

From the Mouths of Babes: The Validity of Children’s Testimony

Sometimes, a child is victim and/or the only eyewitness in a court case. How much validity do we ascribe to statements by a four-year-old child? How can we tell if […]... More>


Observer Article

Offspring Studies in Alcohol Research Offer New Insight Into Comorbidity

Is the comorbidity of alcoholism and psychopathology strictly genetic in nature, or do environmental risk factors come into play as well? These issues were the focus of an invited address […]... More>


Observer Article

Wanting and Liking for the Addict

Traditional views of what motivates addictive behavior, such as hedonistic pleasure seeking and avoidance of aversive withdrawal symptoms, have been repeatedly demonstrated as insufficient and illogical. New directions in addiction […]... More>


Observer Article

Slowing the Process of Forgetting

Everyone has experienced the derailment of a train of thought or struggled with that tidbit of information on the tip of your tongue. Forgetting is a problem for many people […]... More>