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Volume 16, Issue7July, 2003

This year’s annual meeting of the Western Psychological Association marked the inaugural meeting of the WPA Student Council of Representatives. The creation of the Student Council is the latest in a series of moves designed to foster student involvement in WPA. For example, WPA has recently established an endowment to More

Editor’s Note: The following column is from a presentation by Siegfried Streufert and Usha Satish at the 2003 annual meeting of the Western Psychological Association. The more than 40-year-old behavioral complexity theory and the much newer science-wide complexity theory consider many observed phenomena as “open systems” that can only be More

Re-engineering Social Encounters By Robert Kraut Robert Kraut is the Herbert A. Simon Professor of Human Computer Interaction and Social Psychology at Carnegie Mellon University. He received his PhD in social psychology from Yale University in 1973. He conducts research on the design and impact of computer-mediated communication systems. More More

In her article, “Accreditation helps researchers and sub-jects alike” (Observer, May 2003), Majorie A. Speers, executive director of the Association for the Accreditation of Human Research Protection Programs, Inc., in Washington, DC, tries to make the case for the benefits of accreditation for research ethics boards (IRBs). Some genuine problems More

Paul Meehl, retired Regents Professor of Psychology at the University of Minnesota, died February 14, 2003 at the age of 83. Meehl was a clinical psychologist internationally known for his work on the reliability of predicting human behavior and for his 1962 theory of the genetic basis of schizophrenia. He More

Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania have turned on its head a century of what we thought we knew about sleep loss. Earlier studies had people convinced that they adapted to repeated sleep loss and so it posed no great risk. Today, rigorously controlled laboratory investigation funded by the National More

Data from the National Center for Education Statistics in the U.S. Department of Education show tremendous growth in the number of psychology degrees granted at all levels. Over the past 30 years, the number of bachelor’s degrees awarded each year has more than doubled, as has the number of doctorates. More

Universities are fascinating places. Since 1965, when I began my freshman year in college, I have spent the greater part of my life at six universities (Washington & Lee University for undergraduate work; Yale University for graduate work; and then on the faculty at Purdue University for 12 years, the More