May/June 2013 Observer Volume 26, Number 5


NAS Receives Gift From Atkinson for Prize in Psychological and Cognitive Sciences

The National Academy of Science has received a gift of $3.5 million from APS Fellow Richard C. Atkinson to establish the NAS Prize in Psychological and Cognitive Sciences. Beginning in 2014, a $200,000 prize will be given biennially to an individual (or pair of individuals) "responsible for significant advances in the psychological and cognitive sciences with important applications for formal and systematic theory in these fields.” ... More>


Social Experiences Affect Our Genes and Health

Prevailing wisdom suggests that our genes remain largely fixed over time. But, an emerging field of research is beginning to prove this intuition wrong. ... More>