Observer Article

Straat Science

I returned to the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven in September 2004, about 14 years after a first, much briefer stay there. Visa requirements involved a fairly rigorous background check. I had […]... More>


Member Article

Conventional Experience: The APS Annual Convention Through an International Lens

When I started my research position at the University of Vienna in Austria, I was asked to get in contact with international research colleagues. Before then, I had only attended […]... More>


Cover Story

How Random is That?

Compared to the hard rock of empirical methods, 18- to 20-year-old college students are a wet marsh of spontaneous behavior and malleable minds. In 1971, notable personality researcher Rae Carlson […]... More>


Member Article

Psychology Has a New Old Home at Georgia Tech

Most people — and all sports fans — know the Georgia Institute of Technology as Georgia Tech. Historically, our students referred to Tech as the North Avenue Trade School since […]... More>


Letter/Observer Forum

Observer Forum

‘Patients’ and ‘Clients’ In the wake of Roddy Roediger’s interesting discussion of the usage of “subjects” vs. “participants” in research reports, Christine Senn raised the question of referring to patients […]... More>