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Volume 14, Issue10December, 2001

The above headline got your attention, right? It got my attention too when a Stanford graduate student offered a chance to hear Phil Zimbardo talk about “how psychologists can achieve world domination.” Well, he never actually offered a blueprint for conquering the globe (although you get the impression he might More

Related Items Protection Money: Human Subjects Research Legislation October 2001Reviewing for Risk: What’s the Evidence That It Works? September 2001 Regulatory Changes Affecting IRBs and Researchers September 2001 Got the IRB Blues? Some Things You Can Do July/August 2001 Growing Concern Over IRBs Prompts NAS Study July/August 2001 IRB Review More

Locantore Editor’s note: This report is part of a continuing series of updates from Locantore during her Media Fellowship at the Richmond (Virginia) Times-Dispatch. In some ways, newspaper writing is very ephemeral. I’ve already begun to forget what I wrote about a few weeks back. And who will ever refer More

Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences The Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences was founded in 1996 to better allow undergraduate and graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, research associates, and faculty to pursue interdisciplinary studies of the mind and brain. Advances in neuroscience and in computer science, along with striking progress More

Remember Elvis Presley’s mournful musical prediction that he was in for a blue Christmas? The narrow cultural reference aside, are Americans heading into an especially blue holiday season?Consider this triple-whammy of stressors and their potential cumulative impact: The so-called “holiday blues” that are attributed to loneliness, unrealistic expectations, disruptions in More

A fusion of psychology research and digital technology has the potential to improve the lives of many people, including the visually impaired, for whom researchers are developing personal guidance systems that will allow them greater mobility. To create these devices, technology experts have worked hand-in-hand with professionals from other disciplines More

Efforts to reduce health disparities around the globe are yielding more research and training opportunities for behavioral scientists. Known for its work in studying the nature and prevention of disease outside the United States, the Fogarty International Center, the international arm of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), takes a More

Previous Articles Sharing Data: It’s Time to End Psychology’s Guild Approach October 2001Three Objections to Databases Answered November 2001 Though databases as tools for psychological research are in their infancy, thinking about their ideal organization is surprisingly far along. Three schools of thought have emerged. But the technology for databases More

  DAVID G. MYERS “Freedom and fear are at war,” President Bush has told us. The terrorists’ goal, he says, is “not only to kill and maim and destroy” but to frighten us into inaction. Alas, the terrorists have made progress in their fear war, by diverting our anxieties from More