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Volume 18, Issue7July, 2005

As evaluators of research, psychologists are really good fault-finders. Our critical skills are nonpareil. It has been my experience that the range of things that can be wrong with a research study is rather small. In fact, we tend to look for the same faults in every research study we More

Stanford’s Annual Conference The fifth annual Stanford Undergraduate Psychology Conference, sponsored by the Stanford Undergraduate Psychology Association and the Stanford chapter of Psi Chi, was held on May 7, 2005. Initiated in 2001, SUPC has become an integral part of Stanford’s psychology department. ‘The conference was fantastic,’ SUPC associate director More

During the 2005 APS Convention in Los Angeles, CA, the following new officers and members of the APS Student Caucus were announced. President Jennifer Thorpe New York University Hello! My name is Jennifer Thorpe, and I am honored to be the American Psychological Society’s Student Caucus President for 2005-2006. I More

On the final morning of their vacation in Cancun, Mexico, Ed Diener drove his daughter Marissa to the airport while his wife Carol stayed behind in their seventh-floor hotel room to shower and prepare for their own later flight. When Carol came from her shower, wearing only a towel wrapped More

Tourists in space? Vacationing in an orbiting space resort? A romantic honeymoon excursion, literally to the moon? It’s not as far off as you might think. In 2001, Los Angeles millionaire Dennis Tito paid an eight-day visit to the International Space Station aboard a Russian Soyuz rocket. Last year, Michael More

APS Fellow George Loewenstein, Carnegie Mellon University, was an avid mountain climber “until I had kids and couldn’t tolerate the risk.” The Observer asked him about his most memorable climb. Maybe in 1986, when I almost killed my wife, Donna, on Mt. Assiniboine in the Canadian Rockies. It was one More

There have been a good many discussions of the complicated and challenging inter- relationships between behavioral science research and social policy or program development, viewed from a variety of perspectives (White, 1996; Zigler & Hall, 1999). Some have considered the various ways in which research findings may be used (or More

College Admissions and the SAT I WE APPLAUD RICHARD Atkinson’s article [May 2005, “College Admissions and the SAT”]. We hope that the changes in the SAT will remedy the problems that Atkinson described. One author [Baron] had an experience with his son similar to Atkinson’s experience with his granddaughter. When More