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Volume 23, Issue10December, 2010

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The Psychological Study of Smiling

A smile begins in our sensory corridors. The earcollects a whispered word. The eyes spot an old friend on the station platform. The hand feels the pressure of another hand. This emotional data funnels to the brain, exciting the left anterior temporal region in particular, then smolders to the surface More

The State of Psychological Science in Colombia

Colombia was the first South American country to estab­lish an undergraduate program for training professional psychological scientists. The psychology program was founded on November 20th, 1947, at the National University of Colombia (Bogotá). With approximately 45 million inhabitants, and a thriving urban population of 70%, Colombia is placing greater and More

Wikipedia is the Encyclopedia that Anybody Can Edit. But Have You?

Launched in 2001, Wikipedia is now the most commonly used source for general reference on the Internet. It ranks fifth among the world’s most visited websites and contains over 17 million articles in multiple languages. The English version alone is read by 13 million people a day. Wikipedia’s unique and More

Entering the Academic Job Market, Part II

By Jeremy Ashton Houska The process of waiting for responses from search chairs and preparing for interviews can be both an exciting and stressful time for academic job applicants. While the prospect of finally “growing up,” visiting new locales, or taking that first step toward professional life can be energizing More

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Global Warming Warnings Can Backfire

From Priuses to solar panels and plastic-bag bans (and even green dating!), it seems that everyone’s going green. The message that our world is in danger if we do not take action is also everywhere: from images of baby polar bears drowning to frightening images of a parched barren future. More

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A Moving Research Story

By Teresa A. Treat Every once in a while, you pick up the phone, and something ex­traordinary happens. On March 3rd, Alan Christensen, Chair of the Psychology Department at Iowa, called to ask if I’d be interested in interviewing for a position. On July 6th, I crammed clothing and my More

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An Alternative Career Path: Research Management

By Susan E.F. Chipman Members of APS may find it interesting that I chose to enter psychology specifically as a science, among other sciences that I might have chosen at a critical point in my life. Like many research psychologists, I came to the field via a convoluted path. I More

Mortimer Mishkin Awarded the National Medal of Science

APS Fellow and Charter Member Mortimer Mishkin from National Institutes of Health (NIH) — and one of the first recipients of APS’ William James award for lifetime achievement in basic research in psychological science — was one of 10 individuals to receive the prestigious National Medal of Science from President More

Presidential Column

Launched in 2001, Wikipedia is now the most commonly used source for general reference on the Internet. It ranks fifth among the world’s most visited websites and contains over 17 million articles in multiple languages. The English version alone is read by 13 million people a day. Wikipedia’s unique and More