image description
Volume 18, Issue1January, 2005

More from this Issue

Why Are Textbooks So Expensive?

Newsletters and other missives that I receive seem filled with stories about textbooks and textbook prices, with many wringing their hands over why textbooks are so expensive now relative to the more distant past (usually when the author of the article was in college). I suspect some articles arise from More

Champions of Psychology: Robert Zajonc

In an ongoing series in which the APS Student Caucus talks with highly recognized professors, Robert Zajonc recently shared his advice for success and challenges facing graduate students. Zajonc is a professor of psychology at Stanford University and an APS Fellow and Charter Member. He has served on the APS More

Behavioral and Social Science Research at the National Institutes of Health

“NIH is the steward of medical and behavioral research for the Nation. Its mission is science in pursuit of fundamental knowledge about the nature and behavior of living systems and the application of that knowledge to extend healthy life and reduce the burdens of illness and disability.” -Mission Statement, National More

Where Art Meets Science

Xunesis, an interdisciplinary company of scientists, media, and performing artists, will premier the short film on human memory, “Retrieval,” along with a companion learning module, at the National Institute for the Teaching of Psychology conference in January. The project was developed by Xunesis co-founders Robert Morrison, a cognitive psychologist, and More

Observations

Iowa Lab Vandalized On the weekend of November 13, 2004, vandals dumped chemicals, damaged computers, and freed research animals at the University of Iowa. Most of the damage took place in the behavioral and cognitive science division of the psychology department. “This will be a major setback in terms of More

Staffing the 21st Century Psychology Department

Earlier this year our department had a day-long retreat to discuss, among other things, what it might look like if we recreated it from scratch. During a particularly scintillating discussion of the merits of having four areas versus five, I found my mind wandering to the far more important issue More

A Growing Crisis of Overfeeding

The opening to Kelly D. Brownell’s recently published essay “Overfeeding the Future.” In its peak year, the primary U.S. government nutrition education program (called 5 a Day) was given $3 million for promotion. The food industry spends 1000 times that much just to advertise fast foods, just to children. The More

New Year’s Irresolutions

“A lie, spoken to oneself, that goes in one year and out the other.” -Unknown Sadly, this statement rings true: Over half of us who start the year with good intentions will fall back into our bad habits within six months (Norcross et al., 2002). The superior strength of old More

The Weight Is Over

America is tipping the scales, and psychologists disagree on whether the government or individuals should be responsible for a more balanced diet. But one thing’s for certain: There’s no time to lose. Psychological scientists are wading into the thick of a food fight over the super-sizing of America – from More

Student Caucus Midterm Report

APSSC President About this time of the semester, I generally experience a sense of wonder and pride over the tremendous amount of information I have learned and the quantity of work accomplished, as well as a sense of uneasiness in facing the remaining work. With regard to the activities of More