March 2010

Observer Article

How Technology is Changing How We Teach Psychology

Just as psychology is an evolving science, the conditions under which we teach our discipline are also continually changing. Effective introductory psychology teachers must not only keep abreast of changes in their subject matter, they also must be attuned to changes in community, regional, national, cultural, technological, and global environments and events that have implications for how and what they teach.... More>


Observer Article

Major Developments in Undergraduate Psychology

It’s a field that is misunderstood by a lot of people. Practitioners are thought to be mind-readers and researchers are thought to be practitioners. But for a subject that is so misunderstood, psychology certainly is a popular major in the United States.... More>


Psychological Science Around the World

Université Laval’s École de Psychologie Will Be 50: A Long Road to Scientific Training

In 2011, the École de Psychologie (School of Psychology) of Laval University will celebrate its 50th anniversary. For the occasion, the reader is invited to learn more about this North American university, and its psychology programs, located in the very French environment of Québec City.... More>


Member Article

Making the Grade: Psychological Science at the Institute of Education Sciences

Before I came to Washington, DC, to head the U.S. Department of Education’s Institute of Education Sciences (IES) nine months ago, I spent my entire career analyzing data, researching reform and school improvement efforts, and working with members of Chicago’s education community to make those findings useful. My experiences convinced me of this: Effective education research must be guided by the voices and interests of practitioners and policymakers.... More>


In Appreciation: Norman Garmezy

I first met Norm in the early 19 Norman Garmezy, 1918-200970s at a conference at Lake Blodin Yugoslavia, when we got talking at some length while going in a small boat to some island. We quickly got on very well as individuals, but also found that we had many shared professional interests. This led to Norm and his wife Edie coming to London to spend a year in my department, during which we first talked about putting together a group to spend a year at the Center for Advanced Studies at Stanford in order to study stress, coping, and development. ... More>