December 2009 issue of The Observer

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>


Observer Article

Federation of the European Societies of Neuropsychology

The Federation of the European Societies of Neuropsychology (ESN) was officially launched in Edinburgh, United Kingdom, in September 2008. However, preparatory meetings had been held in Modena, Italy, in 2004 […]... More>


Presidential Column

Spicing Up Psychological Science (cont.)

The pleasure evoked by food attracts both scientists and artists. In the Presidential Symposium at the upcoming APS Convention in May, experts from both worlds will share their insights about […]... More>