Student Notebook

The Importance of Introductory Psychology Courses

When I started researching colleges during my last months of high school, I thought psychology was simply something that involved a notepad and a couch. But by March of my […]... More>


Observation

News

Benbow Receives Mensa Lifetime Award Benbow APS Fellow Camilla Benbow, Vanderbilt University, is the recipient of the Mensa Education and Research Foundation’s 2004 Lifetime Achievement Award. MERF president Greg Timmers […]... More>


Observer Article

Non-Human Nature

By Duane M. Rumbaugh and David A. Washburn Yale University Press, 2003 Intelligence of Apes and Other Rational Beings By Duane M. Rumbaugh and David A. Washburn Yale University Press, […]... More>


Academic Observer

Great Dissertations: Mark I

A year ago in the Observer, I wrote a column on “Dissertation Dilemmas” which focused on varying perspectives on the dissertation. In some scholars’ views, the dissertation should represent a […]... More>


Presidential Column

Patients and Impatience: A Call to the Best and the Brightest

The recent proposal by the National Institute of Mental Health, or NIMH, to redirect a portion of its extramural research investment away from basic behavioral and social science research into […]... More>