Observer Article

Highs and Lows on the Fraud Frontier

Whatever happened to scientific fraud? Be assured that it remains ineradicable, and even as you read this, an ethically deprived member of the great scientific enterprise is attempting mischief. In […]... More>


Presidential Column

The Rise in Collaborative Psychological Science

Scientific knowledge has traditionally been advanced by individuals, and the reward structure in science reflects this tradition. Graduate students and junior faculty are admonished to establish their independence to show […]... More>


Observation

Racism’s Cognitive Toll

I grew up in an era of fairly blatant racism. Neighborhoods on the Jersey shore were either Black or White, not yet mixed, and very few Black kids were “tracked” […]... More>


Observation

The Science of Cramming

I went to a very nerdy college. This school was so nerdy that the “mascot” was an engineer, and at football games students would chant: “Tangent, secant, cosine, sine. Three […]... More>


Observation

Baby Talk Is Universal

A  major function of speech is the communication of intentions. In everyday conversation between adults, intentions are conveyed through multiple channels, including the syntax and semantics of the language, but […]... More>