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Volume 16, Issue2February, 2003

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Animal Cognition Researchers Take Crucial Step Toward Data Sharing

Researchers in animal cognition have just released a report on the steps they have taken over the past 20 months to move their field toward archiving and broader sharing of research data. Their pioneering work is all the more remarkable in that their willingness to be open in sharing data More

Reflections of a Sociological Social Psychologist

I am a psychologist, albeit one who also functions as a sociologist. My aim in this column is to discuss some issues that can arise in pursuing a research career that crosses disciplinary boundaries. In my case, the relevant disciplines are psychology and sociology. As chair of the social psychology More

James Cook University

Named after the famous 18th century British explorer who first charted the north Queensland territorial waters, which include the Great Barrier Reef, James Cook University was established in 1970 and today serves over 12,000 students at its two main campuses in Townsville and Cairns in northern Queensland – one of More

Basic Research Translates To Addiction Treatment

This is the first in a series on translational research at various NIH institutes. Basic research findings in behavior related to addiction are moving out of the research laboratory and into clinical application, thanks to a new program at the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA). Applying recent scientific advances More

What Is Translational Research?

Call it what you will – a “golden spike,” a “missing link,” a “crossroads” – translational research is a critically important trend at NIH. Translational research activities are intended to bring knowledge from the lab into practice, and ideally, allow practice to influence what occurs in the laboratory. It is More

Focusing on Students: The APS Student Caucus Winter Meeting

Over the centuries, students have led revolutions, challenged established ways of thinking, and shaped history in countless and diverse ways. In their own small way, the 2002-2003 APS Student Caucus (APSSC) Executive Committee is playing their part in the direction and development of APS by initiating innovative ideas focused on More

This Month in APS History

The American Psychological Society turns 15 on August 12, 2003. In celebration of this milestone, the Observer will be featuring brief notes detailing events that marked the history of the Society. Before APS, there was the Assembly for Scientific and Applied Psychology. ASAP was created soon after the American Psychological More

Focusing on Students: The APS Student Caucus

APS Student Caucus President Over the centuries, students have led revolutions, challenged established ways of thinking, and shaped history in countless and diverse ways. In their own small way, the 2002-2003 APS Student Caucus (APSSC) Executive Committee is playing their part in the direction and development of APS by initiating More

An Auto Biography of APS

APS reminds me of VW’s recently unveiled prototype that gets 239 MPG. The demo hybrid achieves this by stripped-down engineering (no unnecessary extras), superior materials (strong but not heavy), streamlined aerodynamics (no outside mirrors, just mini-cams), and fuel efficiency (converting energy normally lost). The APS focus on psychological science per More