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Volume 5, Issue2March 1992

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  • Reviewing the Basics

    Organizations remain vital and energetic by periodically reviewing their programs and objectives, and by reaffirming their fundamental values and goals. So it is too with our Society, APS. We have experienced a remarkable growth as a scientific society. And, within a very short time, APS has established its unique identity for the larger population of behavioral, biobehavioral, and social scientists that it serves, and has already taken its place at the table among science-advocacy groups in Washington. But to continue that growth, to maintain that drive, it's important that we occasionally take stock, review and renew our commitment to the goals of APS. Towards that end, the officers and Board of Directors of APS convened a "Retreat" during January 24-26 to discuss the goals and policies of our society. The Retreat was informal but nonetheless structured.