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Volume 15, Issue3March, 2002

In Defense of Self Reports BY REBECCA NORWICK, Y. SUSAN CHOI, & TAL BEN-SHACHAR Special to the Observer It has been more than 20 years since the validity of self-report data was first seriously called into question. Back then, Nisbett and Wilson (1977) offered a critical examination of the many More

A Dissident View ‘How Can One Budget for a Discovery?’ Excerpted from: “Peer Review: The Holy Office of Modern Science,” by Maciej Henneberg, Natural Science, February 20, 1997. “The peer review of grants has its origin in industrial practice. Many people propose to do many things but resources are limited. More

Department of Psychology JFT 314 75 South Manheim Blvd. New Paltz, NY 12561 Barbara Novick , Department Secretary (845) 257-3470; Fax: (845) 257-3474 The Psychology Department was founded in 1968. The 13 current faculty members represent both research-oriented and applied fields within psychology. The Department is dedicated to teaching More

APS Fellow and Charter Member Richard Nakamura has been named acting director of the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), making him the highest-level psychologist at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Nakamura has pledged to continue NIMH’s expansion of its support for basic and clinical behavioral research which began More

Exciting news! The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is offering student loan repayments for clinical researchers, including psychologists. Among other things, the program should help stem the loss of clinically-trained scientists who might otherwise feel compelled to go into practice in order to pay off their educational debts. There are More

It’s burdensome, it’s time-devouring, it plays havoc with your life and your research, it stifles innovation, it over-values flaws and undervalues potential, and the pay is somewhere between paltry and nonexistent. Why in the world would anyone, let alone our nation’s most successful scientists, subject themselves to anything like that More

Much emphasis has been placed on the use of activities at the begin-ning of a course to provide opportunities for introductions, begin to create a comfortable classroom atmosphere to encourage discussion and learning, or develop a sense of community and group identity. In many teaching books (e.g., McKeachie, 1999) there More

Advances in science and engineering have the potential to increase our security and economic prosperity, and improve the quality of our lives. But they also dismay many of us. In part, we are unnerved because we know far too little about the role we ourselves play in bringing about these More