Observer Article

Opening Skinner’s Box Causes Controversy

A team of behavioral researchers has published a study that questions the authenticity of a chapter from Lauren Slater’s book, Opening Skinner’s Box, in which the author resurrects a volatile […]... More>


Presidential Column

Toward the Tipping Point

In this issue and in the May issue, APS Members will have the opportunity to learn about new work by psychologists who are bringing their research out of the laboratory […]... More>


Letter/Observer Forum

William James at Stanford

I was pleased to see a historically oriented piece in the January 2006 issue of the APS Observer ["William James' Shaky Sojourn in Stanford"]. Many readers probably enjoyed learning about […]... More>


Observation

Test-enhanced Learning

Every student hates tests, and teachers often aren’t fond of them either. A pain to study for and a pain to take, they are also time-consuming to give and to […]... More>


Observation

Putting Psychology Out to Pasture

Later this month the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association’s annual School for Successful Ranching will include a session on “Cow Sense — Understanding Bovine Psychology.” Fourth-generation rancher and career […]... More>