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Old (Commuting) Habits Die Hard

The ideal time to convince commuters to make the switch from driving to taking public transportation appears to be right after a major event disrupts their day-to-day travel routine. ... More>


Presidential Column

Confidentiality, Privacy, and Institutional Review Boards

International efforts to protect the privacy of people participating in scientific studies have created considerable confusion among researchers, according to guest columnist Anthony E. Kelly, who says emerging regulations will add new complexities to data management and informed consent. ... More>


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>