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Volume 19, Issue1January, 2006
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Volume 19, Issue1January, 2006

What’s in a Name?

Starting a column about APS changing its name with the famous question Juliet posed to Romeo in their eponymous play may seem a bit of a stretch, but I simply couldn’t find a way to fit “APS” into S. Ellis’ (1965) “Name Game” template. (If “Shirley, Shirley bo Birley Bonana More

Photoshop Your Past

Altered photographs — a classic device of spies and repressive governments — can be used to manipulate perceptions of public events and shape people’s perceptions of history. What happens in the age of digital image editing, when even our personal photographs can be easily manipulated on a computer? New research More

Too Sexy for Your Shirt?

Men everywhere want to know: What makes a man attractive to women? Poor dears – they’re so confused. Sometimes women seem attracted to responsible, stable, wealthy men, men who might make good fathers. But other times they seem drawn to the dangerous rogues, irresponsible and selfish, but oh so good-looking. More

Scientists Noted for Mental Mapping Win International Psychology Prize

How do people know where they are and how they got there? Two scientists whose pioneering research addressed those questions have earned the 2006 University of Louisville Grawemeyer Award for Psychology. APS Fellow and Charter Member Lynn Nadel and his colleague John O’Keefe explained their theory of the brain’s mapping More

HIV/AIDS and Drug Use

The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) has launched a new public awareness campaign highlighting the link between the spread of HIV/AIDS and drug use. Today, there are about one million people in the United States living with AIDS; about one-third of those cases are attributed to drug use. Transmission More

Champions of Psychology: Robert Levine

As part of our ongoing series with psychology’s leading professors, Robert Levine, California State University, Fresno, recently shared his advice for success and the challenges facing graduate students. Levine is a professor of social psychology and an associate dean who has won many awards and published many articles in professional More

E-Mail Onslaught: What Can We Do?

A joke that is making the rounds: God bumps into Satan after not seeing her for many years. “Satan,” She says, “you have been lying low. Except for nuclear weapons, you haven’t been up to mischief in the last few hundred years. Just the same old stuff: war, pestilence, natural More

Just Published

Hunter-Gatherer Childhoods: Evolutionary, Developmental, and Cultural Perspectives Barry S. Hewlett, (ed.) and Michael E. Lamb, (ed.) 2005 Transaction Publishers ISBN: 0-202-30748-4 483 Pages In the vast anthropological literature devoted to hunter-gatherer societies, surprisingly little attention has been paid to the place of hunter-gatherer children. Children often represent 40 percent of More

Everything Old Is New Again

APS Members have spoken. And they have, overwhelmingly, voted to change our name to the Association for Psychological Science. The new name went into effect January 1, 2006. A record number of members cast their ballots in the election, and of those, over 86 percent supported the move. “I am More

Diversity in Teams: A Two-Edged Sword Requires Careful Handling

The world of work is changing. Increased globalization, greater workforce diversity (at least in North America), and the need to apply a wide variety of skills to increasingly complex jobs has resulted in flatter organizational structures and an increased use of work groups and teams that are demographically and functionally More

William James’ Shaky Sojourn in Stanford

When the developmental psychology team John and Eleanor Flavell came to Stanford in 1976, they rented a house that contained a dusty copy of The Letters of William James, edited by his son, Henry (James, 1920). In flipping through the volume, John noticed a letter in which William James described More

Psychology by Design

Too bad the phrase “intelligent design” is already taken (especially because it is neither). It would be the perfect name to capture the exciting collaborations taking place at the intersection of psychological science and design. But coming up with a catchy name is the least of the challenges facing this More