Observer Article

A Vacation Really Out of This World

Tourists in space? Vacationing in an orbiting space resort? A romantic honeymoon excursion, literally to the moon? It’s not as far off as you might think. In 2001, Los Angeles […]... More>


Observer Article

Mountainous Memoirs

APS Fellow George Loewenstein, Carnegie Mellon University, was an avid mountain climber “until I had kids and couldn’t tolerate the risk.” The Observer asked him about his most memorable climb. […]... More>


Member Article

When Research Findings and Social Norms Collide

There have been a good many discussions of the complicated and challenging inter- relationships between behavioral science research and social policy or program development, viewed from a variety of perspectives […]... More>


Letter/Observer Forum

Observer Letters

College Admissions and the SAT I WE APPLAUD RICHARD Atkinson’s article [May 2005, "College Admissions and the SAT"]. We hope that the changes in the SAT will remedy the problems […]... More>