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Volume 16, Issue4April, 2003

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Michigan State University

Michigan State University Neal Schmitt, chair Department of Psychology Michigan State University East Lansing, MI 48824-1117 Michigan State University was founded in 1855 as the nation’s first land grant university prior to the enactment of the Morrill Act in 1862. The university served as the model for the 69 land More

50 Years of DNA: What It Has Meant to Psychological Science

Celebrate the discovery more than the discoverers … Rosalind Franklin Discovering the structure of DNA was a race that others would soon have won if Watson and Crick had not beaten them to it. In part, Watson and Crick won the race because they had seen an unpublished X-ray photograph More

Psychologists in Non-Traditional Academic Departments

Crossing Disciplines, Languages, and Borders By Linda Polka Linda Polka is an associate professor in the school of communication sciences and disorders at McGill University. She is also the interim director of McGill’s inter-disciplinary doctoral program in language acquisition. Polka received her PhD in experimental psychology, and completed the academic More

In Appreciation: Eleanor Gibson

Eleanor “Jackie” Gibson died December 30, 2002 at the age of 92. Gibson was an experimental psychologist who made many significant contributions to the fields of perception, infant development, and reading. Gibson received her PhD in experimental psychology from Yale University in 1938. She worked with her husband, James G. More

With Psychologist at Helm, Zoo Atlanta Gets Wild

A distinguished, soft-spoken man ambles about the 37.5 hillside acres of multiple environments – here an open rocky slope, around the corner an African rain forest, down there a bamboo stand – all laced together by meandering walkways. He is repeatedly stopped by strangers: “Aren’t you Terry Maple?” It’s almost More

From Bench to Trench: NCI Building Science-at-the-Ready Solutions

One hundred fifty participants, evenly distributed among researchers, health care practitioners, and representatives of public and private funders and nonprofit public policy organizations, gathered last fall in Washington, D.C. for a “Designing for Dissemination” conference, sponsored by the National Cancer Institute (NCI), the Center for the Advancement of Health and More

Sobriety Epidemic Endangers Nation’s Well-Being

Experts are warning of an alarming new plague overtaking our community and our very culture: sobriety. Everywhere the seemingly ubiquitous face of sobriety appears to be rearing its ugly head. Although some may in the name of tolerance seek to make light of sobriety or dismiss it as a passing More

Publishing in Graduate School: Tips for New Graduate Students

If your career goal is to become a research psychologist, there are few more worthwhile endeavors you can undertake than writing an article or two while you are still in graduate school. Publishing quality research not only can let you contribute to the advancement of scientific knowledge, but also can More

Publishing in Graduate School Tips for New Graduate Students

If your career goal is to become a research psychologist, there are few more worthwhile endeavors you can undertake than writing an article or two while you are still in graduate school. Publishing quality research not only can let you contribute to the advancement of scientific knowledge, but also can More

So You Want To Be a Social Neuroscientist?

In this guest column, Lisa Feldman Barrett, an emotions researcher who employs a wide range of methodologies, reflects on starting up a new line of expertise, with some tips for easing the stretch when bridging boundaries. Susan T. Fiske APS President About thirty years ago, the cognitive revolution brought a More