December 2009 issue of The Observer

Observation

Angry Faces: The Link Between Facial Structure and Aggression

Angry words and gestures are not the only way to get a sense of how temperamental a person is. According to new findings in Psychological Science, a quick glance at […]... More>


Observation

Institutional Research Productivity in Psychological Science

We recently examined institutional research productivity in the flagship APS journal, Psychological Science (PS). A research productivity study is a weighted empirical count of the institutions or individuals publishing in […]... More>


Cover Story

The Psychology and Power of False Confessions

On July 8, 1997, Bill Bosko returned to his home in Norfolk, Virginia, after a week at sea to find his wife murdered in their bedroom. A few hours later, […]... More>


Obituary

In Appreciation: Mark Rosenzweig

When I arrived in Mark Rosenzweig’s lab in the late 1970s, I learned quickly that Mark was game. If we were short-handed when running rats in mazes, you’d find him […]... More>


Observer Article

Neuroscience in the Real World

Neuroscience was born from a simple question— how does the brain work? — and its applications originally focused on the diagnosis and treatment of neurological and psychiatric diseases.  But neuroscience […]... More>