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Research Ethics at the Graduate Level

I followed the plight of Michael LaCour, a University of California, Los Angeles, graduate student in the political science department, almost obsessively. I first heard of LaCour’s research on one […]... More>


Observer Article

Under the Hood of Mechanical Turk

When Amazon launched a product called Mechanical Turk (MTurk) just over a decade ago, the e-commerce giant billed it as an online service to enable a marketplace of workers to complete tasks in exchange for payment. But it didn’t take long for the product to become a significant research tool in psychological science worldwide. ... More>


Endowed Position Created for Chair of the Psychology Department

Lawrence Culp, Jr., chair of the College’s Board of Visitors and Governors, is providing $2 million in endowment funding to support the chair of Washington College’s Department of Psychology. Specifically, […]... More>


Observer Article

The Dos and Don’ts of Wikipedia Editing in the Undergraduate Psychology Classroom

For instructors, the APS Wikipedia Initiative provides a context for undergraduate students to write about psychological science for the widest possible readership. Psychological scientists Christina Shane-Simpson and Patricia J. Brooks provide tips for making Wikipedia assignments more manageable for teachers and more fruitful for students. ... More>


University of Missouri Launching Alcohol Research Internship Program

The University of Missouri’s (MU) Department of Psychological Science is recruiting its first class of undergraduate students for its federally funded Alcohol Research Training Summer School & Internship (MU–ARTSS) program. […]... More>