Presidential Column

Presidential Column: The Eye of the Beholder

I’m at the 15th percentile in height for U.S. females — a ranking I’ve held since birth. When I was growing up, there were certain occupations (e.g., flight attendant and […]... More>


Strange Brew

In side-by-side taste tests, pub-goers agree: “MIT Brew” tastes better than Budweiser — as long as tasters don’t learn beforehand that the secret ingredient is balsamic vinegar. It sounds more […]... More>


Where Are You?

“What are you thinking?” It’s a simple enough question on the surface, and not an uncommon one, especially for intimate partners to ask of one another. Humans have a powerful […]... More>

Letter/Observer Forum

Forgotten Community Colleges?

To the Editor: Buskist’s & Irons’ review of employment advertisements in the APS Observer and APA Monitor (Observer, September 2006) contains major sampling error, namely their failure to include in […]... More>

Observer Article

Larry Erlbaum: He Did It His Way

If there is one thing to know about legendary publisher Lawrence Erlbaum, it’s that he will not go quietly into retirement with what Webster’s describes as “a song of great […]... More>