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Student Notebook

Making Contacts: The Best Student Souvenir From Convention

From the beginning to the very end of the 24th Annual APS Convention in Chicago, APSSC events provided opportunity after opportunity for burgeoning psychological scientists to make connections that will shape their career for the better. ... More>

14th Council on Undergraduate Research Conference

The 14th Council on Undergraduate Research Conference will be held June 23-26, 2012 at The College of New Jersey, Ewing, NJ. For more information visit: More>


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

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>

Student Notebook

Good for the Goose, Bad for the Gander? A Critical Look at the Traditional Graduate Training Paradigm

Welcome to graduate school! Now get to work and publish something, would you?” Graduate students may have never heard this phrase explicitly, but it is not difficult to infer this message.From the time students begin a graduate program, they are pressured to conduct studies and publish early and often, in the hope that top-tier journal publications will best strengthen one’s CV.... More>