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Volume 18, Issue6June, 2005

Book Review: From Professing to Publishing, Department Politics to Getting Grants, The Compleat Academic Is There The Compleat Academic: A Career Guide Second Edition Edited by John M. Darley, Mark P. Zanna, and Henry L. Roediger, III APA Books, 2004 I acquired my 1984 edition of Zanna and Darley’s The More

Lurking in certain computers (and, in a bygone era, certain filing cabinets) lies a large body of fascinating psychological literature that has never been published and that is inaccessible in literature searches. This body of work is and has been critically important to the field despite its invisibility. It determines More

On April 1 and 2, 2005, the department of applied behavioral science at the University of Kansas hosted a national conference, “Advancing Applied Behavioral Science in Psychology: Solving Societal Problems through Integrative, Empirical Research in the 21st Century.” It was supported by the KU departments of psychology and of psychology More

Most families on a long road trip pass the time by singing songs, playing 20 questions, or spotting license plates from distant states. But for the Fiskes, hours on the interstate provided the chance for something a little different: collaborative research. They’re one of several psychology families who have found More

The second part of an occasional series profiling big psychology grants travels to Chicago’s Center for Population Health and Health Disparities, where a transdisciplinary team looks for the causes and cures of cancer. Centers for Population Health and Health Disparities Project Title: Center for Interdisciplinary Health Disparities Research Where: University More

Herbert Kelman, who calls himself a “political psychologist,” came to the United States from Vienna during World War II. As professor of social ethics, emeritus, and chair of the Middle East Seminar at Harvard University, his research focuses on conformity and obedience, nationalism and national identity, ethnic conflict and its More

When Harry Met Hallie Would a rose, by any other name, smell as sweet? It may depend whether your name is Roberta or Louise. Twenty years ago, Belgian psychologist J. M. Nuttin discovered that people especially like the letters that appear in their own names but are generally unaware of More

My students got a kick out of reading about our joint research on false food memories in the APS Observer’s April article, wonderfully titled, “Making Memories.” But they also knew that one piece of the story was not quite right and were compelled to clarify and elaborate. As noted in More

The following letters are in response to Roberta Klatzky’s article, “The Case for Changing Our Name,” in the April 2005 Observer. I WAS DELIGHTED TO READ that APS is reconsidering changing its name to the Association for Psychological Science. Of course, I am biased, having been the original instigator of More