Observer Vol. 24, No. 8 2011


Online Exclusive: The Obedience Experiments at 50

This year is the 50th anniversary of the start of Stanley Milgram’s groundbreaking experiments on obedience to destructive orders — the most famous, controversial and, arguably, most important psychological research of our times. Thomas Blass commemorates this milestone in an Observer Online Exclusive.... More>

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Research on Hearing Communication and Health Gets Center Stage at NIDCD

Get the latest on hearing loss including from APS Fellows William Yost and David G. Myers, as well as funding opportunities within the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD).... More>


Imagining Eating Can Reduce How Much We Eat

This is a photo of a candied apple.

A study from researchers at Carnegie Mellon, published in the journal Science, suggests that imagining eating the candy may actually help you to eat less of it.... More>

Remembrance: G. Alan Marlatt

Distinguished addiction researcher G. Alan Marlatt is remembered by friends and colleagues. ... More>


Fighting Germs With More Than White Blood Cells

APS Fellow Mark Schaller, a professor of psychology at the University of British Columbia, has been studying what he calls our “behavioral immune system” — an array of psychological mechanisms that helps us identify and respond to the pathogens that surround us.... More>