October 2009

Presidential Column

Artificial Sweeteners: Outwitting the Wisdom of the Body?

Obesity, with its correlations to heart disease, diabetes and a multitude of other health problems, is one of our largest public health concerns. It also has a very large behavioral […]... More>


Observation

Yale Convocation Celebrates 80 Years of Psi Chi

Attendees at the convocation celebrating 80 years since the Ninth International Congress of Psychology and the founding of Psi Chi in 1929. On September 4, 2009, over 50 faculty and […]... More>


Observation

The Cattell Fund: ‘An Amazing Gift to the Field of Psychology’

The James McKeen Cattell Fund has supported “the science and the application of psychology” since its establishment in 1942. APS shares these goals and for the last several years has […]... More>


Observation

On the Newsstand

Why Do Some People Ignore Evacuation Orders? Los Angeles Times, September 5, 2009 The recent wildfires and ensuing evacuation orders raise the touchy question of why some people refuse to […]... More>


Observer Article

‘An Unconscionable Embarrassment’

A century ago, American medicine was an unregulated and unscientific craft, with little research to support its practice. In 1910, The Flexner Report, published by early 20th century educator Abraham […]... More>