Observer Vol. 24, No. 8 2011

Psych Today

Psychology (Yesterday and) Today: Evelyn Hooker

In the 1950s, when McCarthyism was at its height and suspected homosexuals were being purged from government employment, Evelyn Hooker had the insight and courage to scientifically test the then-prevalent assumption that homosexuality was indicative of pathology. ... More>


Observation

Nock Receives McArthur ‘Genius Award’ Fellowship

Matthew Nock of Harvard University was awarded the 2011 MacArthur Fellowship for his research on suicide and self-injury among adolescents and adults.... More>


Observer Article

Emotion-Related Self-Regulation

In her Award Address at the APS 23rd Annual Convention, Nancy Eisenberg, of Arizona State University, talked about how she came to study emotional regulation and what she has learned. She was the recipient of the William James Fellow Award for her lifetime of significant intellectual contributions to psychological science.... More>


Observation

Letter to the Editor: Identity Shift

This is a photo of the September Observer.

APS Fellow Scott O. Lilienfeld opines on the Observer's September cover story, Identity Shift.... More>


Observer Article

What Keeps Adults Well?

The puzzle of human well-being has occupied scientists for centuries. In June, the Basic Behavioral & Social Science Opportunity Network (OppNet) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) hosted a forum to demonstrate how such large-scale biopsychosocial surveys can be useful tools in helping investigators to examine the life course trajectories of different aspects of well-being.... More>