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National Museum of Psychology on the Way

The University of Akron is launching a crowdsourcing campaign to build the first ever National Museum of Psychology, complete with artifacts from the history of the profession. ... More>


Student Notebook

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>