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Volume 9, Issue2March, 1996
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Experimental psychologist and APS Charter Fellow Richard L. Solomon died on October 12, 1995, in Boston, during cardiovascular surgery. Since his retirement from the University of Pennsylvania in 1984, Dick and his wife Maggie had been living in Conway Village, New Hampshire, an area he had come to love when More

More and more psychology instructors are having students write multiple drafts of research papers. This process leads to better final papers and is closer to what psychologists do when they write their own scientific work. However, faculty members are often frustrated by the enormous amounts of time needed to comb More

Charles Hamad, an experienced gardener and strong supporter of psychological research, knew it would not be a bed of roses when he took over as director of the Southbury Training School in Danbury, Connecticut, last September. For many persons the school had become “a hated symbol of an era when More

For the three weeks the federal government was shut down this December and January, the building housing the National Science Foundation (NSF) had little heat and light. “We did have it in the offices where we were working, but you would walk into a building and would be dark with More

In 1995, the NIDA-supported “Monitoring the Future” annual survey found that the use of cigarettes and most illicit drugs had increased significantly among 8th, 10th, and 12th-graders over the previous year. At the same time, the perceived risk of drug use among high school students decreased and has been declining More

“It’s as close to the Nobel Prize as we’re ever likely to get. I walked on a cloud for three months, I was so astonished when I got elected to the National Academy of Sciences,” said APS Past-President James McGaugh of the University of California-Irvine, recalling his election to NAS More

An enormous gap exists between the public’s perceptions of drug abuse and addiction and the scientific facts. Reversing this lack of public understanding has become a shared goal for an array of science, practice, and advocacy groups that are the “constituents” of the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA). Leaders More