Undergraduate Update

Molly Petersen,
Undergraduate Advocate
Associate Editor:
Peter Vernig,
Student Notebook Editor

Eye on the Future

Studying Psychology in Singapore
Becky Wong
Although a relatively new field to the Asian region, psychology is a popular major in Singapore, particularly among social science undergraduates. Contrary to common misconception, studying psychology in Singapore is not a "soft" option; it involves rigorous grounding in fundamental theories and methods in the field, particularly in the first two years.

Faculty Superstar

Gary L. Wells, Ph.D., Iowa State University
Molly Petersen
Gary L. Wells is Professor of Psychology as Iowa State University and holds the title of Distinguished Professor. Wells is also Director of Social Science for the American Judicature Society's Institute of Forensic Science and Public Policy. He is an internationally recognized scholar in scientific psychology and his studies of eyewitness memory are widely known and cited.

Professional Development

Preparing, Applying, and Gaining Admission Into Grad School
Melissa Demir

A How-To-Guide For Managing A Hectic Schedule
Molly Benson

Observer Student Notebook

In Search of Funding
Laura M. Morett
May/June 2009

The Dos and Don'ts of Beginning a Thesis
Sarah Hovind
April 2009

Research Focus

Is Bigger Really Better?
Stacey Wetmore
There is a common misconception that bigger is always better. This idea, however, may not be the best advice when choosing a college. Of course the big schools get most of the attention with well-funded sports programs and research hospitals, but there are many pros and cons for both.


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