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Observer Article

Strengthening Public Policy With Science

As a behavioral scientist at RAND Corporation, Coreen Farris is seeing her research inform US policy pursuits, including the burgeoning initiative to eliminate sexual assaults in the military. ... More>


Observer Article

‘Facts, Fantasies, and the Future of Child Care’ Revisited

In the inaugural issue of APS’s first journal, APS Fellow Deborah Phillips coauthored an article that noted the dearth of research on the effects that child care services have on children’s development. Phillips revisits that 1990 article she wrote with APS Past President Sandra Scarr and APS Fellow Kathleen McCartney and assesses how child care research — and policy — have progressed. ... More>


Observation

A Look Back at Elaine Walker’s PSPI Editorship

In her 7 years as the journal’s editor, APS James McKeen Cattell Fellow Elaine F. Walker expanded its exposure both within the psychological community and in the larger sphere of public policymakers and the general public. ... More>


Observer Article

Valerie Reyna Becomes Editor of PSPI

In her new role as editor of this journal, APS Fellow Valerie F. Reyna plans to build bridges between psychological science and other disciplines to maximize the influence of behavioral research in social progress. ... More>


Student Notebook

Off the Beaten Path

As the tenure-track academic position becomes increasingly elusive, newly minted psychological scientists are finding employment in a number of exciting fields outside academia. ... More>