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Volume 16, Issue12December, 2003

Psychological Science Goes Monthly Beginning in January 2004, Psychological Science will be published monthly and APS journals will have new covers. In 1990, APS Fellow and Charter Member William K. Estes, the founding editor of Psychological Science, wrote an editorial for the inaugural issue about the current state of journal More

Fighting the Elements Helping Human Performance Conquer Natural Environments By Richard F. Johnson The path that took me to my position as a civilian research psychologist at the US Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine – the USARIEM – in Natick, Massachusetts, may seem unique, but it’s not so unique More

Applying to graduate school can be an arduous process. However, much can be done to decrease application stress and increase the likelihood of being accepted by competitive programs. Ideally, many of these activities (e.g., developing relationships with faculty, maintaining a competitive GPA, becoming involved in research projects) should be initiated More

On a hill overlooking the shores of Lake Champlain, at the foot of the Green Mountains, the University of Vermont combines faculty-student relationships most commonly found in a small liberal arts college with the resources of a major research university. The university is currently home to 7,600 undergraduates, 1,100 graduate More

Taylor The Institute of Medicine recently recognized Shelley E. Taylor and Aaron T. Beck for their continuing contributions to the psychological sciences. Beck Taylor, an APS Fellow and Charter Member, was one of 65 new members elected to the IOM, a part of the National Academies. New members are chosen More

Reid Hastie cuts straight to the point like it’s his job. And as new associate editor of Psychological Science, it will be. “I much prefer short empirical reports to the bloated carcasses that are common in most other journals,” said Hastie, an APS Fellow and psychology professor specializing in judgment More

In psychology departments across the country, a growing number of psychologists are doing something called “cultural psychology.” As they unpack their experiences and observations, unveil their theories and methods, and unfurl their often surprising results, an air of mystery collects around them. Who are these people? What is culture? What More

Research funded by the National Institutes of Health that focuses on sexual behavior and HIV has come under fire recently by critics, and Congress is involved in the controversy as well. The names of over 150 grantees, recipients of close to 200 NIH grants, recently appeared on a list developed More

The Education Sciences Reform Act of 2002 established a new organization within the U.S. Department of Education, the Institute of Education Sciences. The statutory mission of IES is to expand knowledge and provide information on: a) the condition of education (through the National Center for Education Statistics); b) practices that More

Roddy Roediger’s point that what works for one student may not work for others is important [Observer, August 2003]. I remind faculty who are concerned about some low ratings or critical comments that students differ in prior knowledge, motivation, etc., so we need a variety of teaching strategies if we More

The literature. What are we to do about it? It mushrooms, it expands, it explodes. Every day there are more and more journals and books. Our desks pile high with books unread, journals unopened, manuscripts carefully downloaded and put in neat piles. What we can know becomes an increasingly small More