Observer Vol. 23, No. 8 October, 2010

Member Article

The Grand Challenge for Psychology


On the way home from the 14th Annual Meeting of the Association for the Scientific Study of Consciousness (ASSC) held in Toronto this past summer, I wondered how it can be the case today that we continue to think inside rather than outside of the box. The ASSC meetings, just like APS conventions, are profoundly interdisciplinary in nature.... More>

Remembering Fredda Blanchard-Fields


Fredda Blanchard-Fields, APS Fellow and Charter Member and Chair of the School of Psychology at Georgia Tech, died August 3, 2010. She was 61. ... More>

Psychological Science Around the World

Psychological Science Takes Off In Brazil


When I accepted the invitation to write this piece for the Observer, I saw the task as an opportunity to present my view about Brazil and, especially, Brazilian psychology. Thus, facing the question “How is psychology in Brazil going?” my answer is short and simple: “Fine, thank you!”... More>

Champions of Psychology

Scott O. Lilienfeld


Scott Lilienfeld received his BA in Psychology from Cornell University in 1982 and his PhD in Clinical Psychology from the University of Minnesota in 1990. He completed his clinical internship at Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania from 1986-1987.... More>

Teaching Tips

Working With Undergraduate Research Assistants: Setting Up and Maintaining a Research Laboratory

Let us imagine two hypothetical psychology laboratories, in need of new research assistants. Dr. Eager and Dr. Careful are both new professors in psychology, and from the day they are hired, they begin receiving e-mails with headers like the one above.... More>