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Come Together

I thought I would write about psychology from the point of view of a provost, since I am in the strange position of being both president of APS and a […]... More>


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Banking on Psychological Principles

Universities are businesses, although we academics do not like to think of them as such. However, we are not in business to make a profit, but rather to produce teaching […]... More>


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What’s Fair to Compare?

Who is Number 1? We are fascinated with this question. What is the best pizza, the best movie, the best TV show? In sports, winning and losing is part of […]... More>


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Universe of the Master’s

The growth area in graduate education is in master’s degrees. The number of master’s degrees awarded in the United States has increased 41 percent over the last 25 years, while […]... More>


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Teaching With a Nobel-Prize Winner

I’ve had my share of rewarding classroom experiences, but the one I’ve enjoyed most has been the privilege of team-teaching a course with Nobel prize-winning physicist Ivar Giaever. The course […]... More>