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Presidential Column

Fields for Psychology

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As it sits, our field appears to be way overinvested in lab studies and strikingly underinvested in field studies. Why would we not want to see a greater focus on field studies? ... More>


Observer Article

Federal Perspectives on Research and Human Subjects Protection

Menikoff Jerry Menikoff is Director of the Office for Human Research Protections (OHRP) in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). OHRP leads the department’s efforts to ensure […]... More>


Observer Article

Moving Forward with IRBs: Best Practices

When the Columbine High School tragedy struck, APS Fellow and Charter Member Roxane Cohen Silver, University of California, Irvine, needed immediate access to the survivors to carry out her disaster […]... More>


Observer Article

Assessing Trauma and its Effects Without Distress: A Guide to Working with IRBs

Early in my career, an Institutional Review Board (IRB) I was working with insisted that a proposed study which included questions about sexual abuse was ethically inappropriate to conduct. The […]... More>


Letter/Observer Forum

Excessive Resistance?

Like many of my colleagues, I was surprised to learn that Jerry Burger received IRB approval to partially replicate Stanley Milgram’s obedience research. Although I was excited to discover if […]... More>