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Volume 17, Issue6June, 2004

Hoff “This is not a research institution!” was the response I received from the academic dean. This followed my request to go to an international primate conference from my new job as an assistant professor at Dalton Junior College in 1981. I had arrived on the campus several months before More

Susan Mineka In an ongoing series in which the APS Student Caucus talks with highly recognized professors, Susan Mineka recently shared her views on tips for success and challenges facing graduate students. Mineka is a professor of psychology and program director for the clinical psychology program at Northwestern University. She More

The National Academy of Sciences, a private organization dedicated to the furtherance of science, recently announced the election of 72 new members and 18 foreign associates from 13 countries in recognition of their distinguished and continuing achievements in original research. APS is proud to announce that three of its members More

Custom-designed labs, 150 miles of ethernet cable, 600 computers, 650 doors – but the numbers are only part of the story of the psychology building at The University of Texas at Austin. The Sarah M. and Charles E. Seay psychology building at The University of Texas at Austin cost $52 More

From time to time, APS is asked to comment on various happenings at federal research agencies. This often takes the form of an invitation to APS Executive Director Alan Kraut to make a presentation. Following is a recent example of one such presentation, on an issue that APS has long More

After Jack M. Fletcher was born in a Tallahassee hospital in 1952, his parents took him half an hour west to their home to Greensboro, Florida. Greensboro was so tiny that the entire town’s 400 or so children, from kindergarteners to high school seniors, attended classes in a single school. More

OPENING SKINNER’S BOX: Great Psychological Experiments of the Twentieth Century By Lauren Slater W. W. Norton 2004 In the Roaring Twenties, in the midst of what Canadian humorist Stephen Leacock called an “outbreak of psychology in America,” Henry Knight Miller, a 31-year-old Methodist minister, resigned his Brooklyn pulpit to start More

Human concept learning clearly depends upon perception. Our concept of “gerbil” is built out of perceptual features such as “furry,” “small,” and “four-legged.” However, recent research has found that the dependency works both ways. Perception not only influences, but is influenced by, the concepts that we learn. Our laboratory has More