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Volume 16, Issue6June, 2003

It started out of politeness. The visiting professor’s seminars on “behavior genetics” weren’t compulsory, Michael Galsworthy recalls, “but I went out of politeness, often late and smartly dressed.” That was in 1998. The London-born student was completing his undergraduate work in Nature Sciences at Cambridge University and going on job-seeking More

It’s not easy getting schoolteachers to put into classroom practice the lessons that scientific research says can improve their results, and a big part of the difficulty lies not with the teachers but at the doorstep of science itself. G. Reid Lyon is in a position to know. A developmental More

The University of North Dakota (UND) is the state’s oldest and largest institution of higher education. It is a major residential university, located on a 570-acre campus in Grand Forks, a community of about 45,000 on the North Dakota-Minnesota border. Grand Forks has been listed by Money Magazine as one More

The triumphant day has come. After four years of hard work, you are finally getting your degree. Proud par-ents and relatives pack the aisles at graduation to see you walk across the podium in your black gown, smile, and take your diploma. After the ceremony, you decide to finally break More

The Long Winding Road By Norm Bregman Norm Bregman is provost and vice president for academic affairs at Longwood University. Bregman received a master’s in experimental psychology from Stephen F. Austin State University and a PhD in learning and memory from the University of Southern California. He served as department More

The nature-nurture wars are over, and both sides won. A few minutes of conversation with Robert Plomin is enough to understand how pointless it is to engage in any further debate over which is more important, our genes or our environment. “It’s time to roll up our sleeves and recognize More

Known as the science of learning, research into how people think, learn and remember draws from a variety of perspectives across psychology, including brain and behavior, cognition, learning, memory, perception, social psychology, and development. This field is poised for a major leap forward, thanks to a new program at the More

SPSP Conference Got Start at APS Convention The first free-standing Society for Personality and Social Psychology convention was in 1991 as an affiliate meeting held in conjunction with the American Psychological Society Annual Convention in Washington, DC. “Nothing So Practical as a Good Theory,” was the theme for that first More

Industrial-organizational psychologist Raymond A. Katzell died February 5, 2003. Katzell was a strong influence in the area of motivation and job satisfaction. He received his PhD in psychology from New York University in 1943, where he served on the psychology faculty from 1957 until his retirement in 1984, when he More

As an assistant professor, I profited over several years from a small annual conference at Nags Head NC, sponsored by Bibb Latané, at which we presented our research in T-shirts and shorts, talked psychology over bonfires and long beach walks, and rode the cognitive revolution in (social) psychology. The dozen More