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Volume 18, Issue12December, 2005

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Watch and Learn

Children’s educational television has had a successful beginning and middle, but as it extends its lessons through the Internet and classroom activities, will it help kids live happily ever after? In the early 1970s, graduate student Barbara Flagg, who studied children’s attention patterns and beginning reading, made the realization that More

Sesame Street for Adults: A Review of Avenue Q

Go to Sesame Street, make a sharp turn in any direction, keep on going for 35 years or so, and you’ll get to Avenue Q – the 2004 Tony Award-winning musical currently on Broadway. Avenue Q is an irreverent parody of Sesame Street that pokes fun at everything from the More

Seeing Science From Trunk to Tail

The third part of an occasional series profiling big psychology grants travels to Chicago’s Center for Advanced Research in Behavioral Neurobiology, where researchers are working to integrate the vast knowledge of behavior into a bigger picture. The 19th century lawyer and poet John Godfrey Saxe told a tale of six More

More Is Sometimes More

Most problems in our everyday lives can be solved in multiple ways. If we want to write, we can use a pencil or a pen or a computer. If we want to warm up we can put on more clothes, make a fire, or eat a bowl of hot soup. More

Observer Forum

The Source of Mental Life In “Worse Than Creationism” [Observer, October 2005], Paul Bloom spoke out against dualism. It was a terrific column, it was brave, but it is also a worry. If, as Bloom states, creationism has a “better-adapted descendent, intelligent design,” so too may dualism. The descendent may More

Observations

Brownell Delivers APS Lecture at NEPA Kelly Brownell kicked off the New England Psychological Association’s 45th annual meeting with his APS-sponsored lecture on “The Toxic Food Environment.” The meeting was held at Southern Connecticut State University in New Haven, CT on October 14-15, 2005. Brownell, delivering the APS William James More

PSPI Editorial: A Cogent Case for a New Child Custody Standard

The following editorial originally appeared in the journal Psychological Science in the Public Interest (Vol. 6, No. 1). This editorial was written in conjunction with the report “A Critical Assessment of Child Custody Evaluations: Limited Science and a Flawed System” by Robert E. Emory, Randy K. Otto, and William T. More

The Toughest Job I’ve Ever Loved

When I applied for the Fulbright Award in Nepal I was asked by the Chair of the Women’s Studies Program at the Padma Kanya Campus of Tribhuvan University (the Women’s Campus) to teach research methods in the post baccalaureate program diploma program in Women’s Studies. I arrived in Kathmandu with More

Engaging Students With Humor

He wanted to be called Lunch Box instead of his proper name. When I finished writing something on the board, I would usually turn to see him making a comment to a classmate with a devious smile on his face. Lunch Box was enrolled in an inter-session class that met More

APS Student Caucus: Midterm Report

APSSC President At this year’s Fall Meeting of the APS Student Caucus Executive Board, I became even more aware than I already was of the incredibly dedicated and hard-working students the APSSC has working on its behalf. This year’s Board, comprised entirely of new members – aside from myself and More