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Volume 17, Issue12December, 2004

When basketball phenom LeBron James takes to the hardwood this winter, there will be distractions: deific expectations of the man Sports Illustrated tabbed The Chosen One; reminders of a failed Olympic run by opposing hecklers coast-to-coast, from Jack Nicholson in Los Angeles to Spike Lee in New York; advertisers with More

First, you take an introduction to psychology class and recognize that understanding the multitude of topics in psychology won’t be easy. Then you make an even quicker realization that sorting through an infinite number of Web sites on every imaginable issue is unlikely to make your assignment any easier. There More

On April 23, 2005, the late Martin Gipson will be inducted into the University of the Pacific Athletic Hall of Fame. He was a unanimous induction despite having never suited up for a competition. “Martin was one of the worst physical athletes I have ever known,” said Terry Liskevych, coach More

Better equipment has increased soldiers’ survival rates in explosions in Iraq, but they come home with brain injuries that have doctors scrambling for answers. At Walter Reed Army Medical Center, neuropsychologist Louis M. French is on the front lines of a scientific battle against a new kind of enemy. Corporal More

Psychology has no shipping department. We have research and development, but we don’t ship. -Robert Cialdini, Arizona State University Standing, from left: Alan Leshner, Holly Stocking, Carol Tavris, Lduy T. Benjamin, Sharon Begley, Jon Palfreman, Elizabeth, Ruksznis, Eliot Aronson, Robert Cialdini, Richard McNally, Sarah Brookhart. Seated, from left: K.C. Cole More

The National Institutes of Health, or NIH, has updated its 7-year-old Criteria for Evaluating Research Grant Applications to better accommodate clinical, interdisciplinary, and translational proposals. NIH said the changes are in response to feedback from the extramural community indicating that the 1997 criteria did not sufficiently address the salient points More

6th Annual Convention James McKeen Cattell Fellow Award Address Michael E. Lamb, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, delivers his James McKeen Cattell Fellow Award Address, “Children Are Competent Witnesses When Competently Interviewed,” at the APS Annual Convention. In cases of abuse, children are often the only source More

Cindy J. Lahar received the Fulbright Scholar Lecture/Research Award to Cambodia, where she worked at the Royal University of Phnom Penh from January through August 2004. Lahar was named a Carnegie Scholar for 2003-2004 and works with the Carnegie Academy for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning. I grew up More

Like ships passing in the night (or more like academic conference-goers rushing through a crowded hotel lobby), I recently met my first academic great-grandchild. The encounter was fleeting, the exchange very brief: “I’m a former student of X (one of my first PhD students) and this is my graduate student More