Cover Story

Mirror Neurons: How We Reflect on Behavior

In the mid-1990s, scientists at the University of Parma, in Italy, made a discovery so novel that it shifted the way psychologists discuss the brain. After researchers implanted electrodes into […]... More>


Letter/Observer Forum

Bad Apples and Bad Barrels: Bad Metaphors and Blind Spots Regarding Evil?

To the editor: The subtitle of Philip Zimbardo’s (2007) book, The Lucifer Effect, (reviewed by Wray Herbert, Observer, April 2007) is Understanding How Good People Turn Evil. The book follows […]... More>


Presidential Column

The Value of Undergraduate Training in Psychological Science

It’s that time of the year, the season when students who have toiled through four (or five) years of higher education commence upon the world. Over the next few weeks, […]... More>


Observation

Life’s Ups and Downs May Stick

In recent years, psychologists have been fond of stating that human happiness, what they call subjective well-being, is largely independent of our life circumstances. The wealthy aren’t much happier than […]... More>


Observation

CASBS Fellow Selection Process Changes

The Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences (CASBS) recently announced that it will be changing its fellows selection process, allowing researchers and scholars to apply for fellowships instead […]... More>