Observer Vol. 24, No. 8 2011

Observer Article

Wikipedia Entries

Wikipedia_Globe_THUMB

In the spring of 2009, APS Fellow David A. Kenny first assigned students in his graduate research methods class to either write a new Wikipedia entry or revise an existing one.... More>


Student Notebook

Eating To Fit Into Your Genes

For years, we have been told by authorities such as the U.S. Food and Drug Administration that a healthy diet focuses on grains as the optimal energy source. But perhaps fat is not as bad as we think, and perhaps grain-based foods are partly responsible for the modern prevalence of diet-related diseases.... More>


Observer Article

Rising Stars

In case there was any doubt, the future of psychological science is in good hands. In its continuing series, the Observer presents more Rising Stars, exemplars of today's young psychological scientists. Although they may not be advanced in years, they are already making great advancements in science.... More>


Teaching Tips

‘Teacher, I May Not Do Well on the Test Next Week Because I May Have to Babysit My Sister’

Addressing the issue of self-handicapping gives us an opportunity to help our students and to show the practical side of psychology.... More>


Presidential Column

The Case of the Invisible Experimenter(s)

Can researchers really make themselves disappear? ... More>