Observer Article

APS Welcomes New Board Members

The new APS Board of Directors is set for 2008-2009. Walter Mischel takes the helm as APS President, succeeding John T. Cacioppo who, after guiding APS through its 20th anniversary […]... More>


Observer Article

NIH Grants: Trust But Don’t Verify

Senator Charles E. Grassley wants universities to enforce the rules regarding conflicts of interests by scientists holding grants from the National Institutes of Health. And he wants NIH to crack […]... More>


Presidential Column

Our Urban Legends: Publishing

The realization that writing these columns is expected from an APS President triggered fears I trace to a conversation with my fondly remembered Stanford colleague, Amos Tversky. About 30 years […]... More>


Teaching Tips

Helping Students Improve Their Writing

When a student paper states that performance anxiety can lead to sexual impudence, we might laugh. When a dissertation uses the expression It is argued more times than we can […]... More>