Observer Article

Why Did You Study Psychology?

Why did psychology’s leading researchers take that first course? Was it the compelling advice of a master? Perhaps a sudden epiphany? There’s a story behind every good psychologist. A cross-section […]... More>


Student Notebook

Psychology All-Stars with Paul Ekman

RECENTLY, PAUL EKMAN shared words of wisdom on pathways to success for graduate students. Ekman is a professor of psychology in the department of psychiatry at the University of California, […]... More>


Observer Article

Silver to Advise Homeland Security

APS Fellow and Charter Member Roxane Cohen Silver was recently named to a new nine-member national advisory panel on homeland security, the Academe and Policy Research Senior Advisory Committee. Silver, […]... More>


Observer Article

Designing for Dissemination: For Rimer, Driving Application Means Using a New Map

IN PERHAPS THE SPIRIT of Frank Lloyd Wright, master architect, urging a client to accept the stylistic dialogue between his building and its surrounding environment, Barbara K. Rimer is urging […]... More>


Observer Article

Our Beastly Selves: Exorcising the Ghosts of Anthropomorphism

In his classic 1872 book, The Expression of Emotion in Man and Animals, Darwin wrestled with the challenges associated with interpreting animal behavior. Can we use psychological attributes to refer […]... More>