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Volume 10, Issue2March, 1997
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As the proportion of adults over 65 years old continues to grow, issues of aging have become increasingly important in the United States in such diverse areas as employment, health care, and social services. Psychological research is playing a central role in addressing such age-related concerns of individuals and the More

Paul Fraisse, a leader of French and international psychology, died in his sleep at his home near Paris on October 12, 1996; he was 85, having been born March 20, 1911. Fraisse was widely known as an energetic leader of psychological organizations; a gifted teacher and thesis mentor of about More

“Those who know only their own generation remain children forever.” A version of this saying, attributed to Cicero more than two millennia ago, is prominently inscribed in stone on the west portico of the central library of the University of Colorado-Boulder. It captures the wise insight that to develop humility More

The National Research Council (NRC) has unveiled a new set of research priorities for educating children with limited English proficiency. A pre-publication copy of the NRC’s 484-page report was released amid hopes that the new proposals may surmount the fray of political debate that has been hampering bilingual learning research More

In a few months, Janet Taylor Spence will be fully retired from the University of Texas-Austin, an institution at which she has taught, researched, published, and flourished for the past 30 years. In moving on from a career spanning almost 50 years, Spence leaves behind a legacy in the field More

He’s new at the game. Bill Greenough of the University of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign may be a novice at addressing high school science classes. But this APS Fellow is a fast learner. His first try with the 30-plus students of a high school senior advanced placement class that he addressed in a More

From its inception in 1974, the National Institute on Aging (NIA) has made behavioral and social research an integral part of the Institute’s effort to understand and improve the second half of life. The importance of behavioral and social research stems from the fact that social and psychological, as well More

How does alcohol use begin? What are the effects of alcohol abuse? Why do some people begin using it in excess? Why is it so difficult for some to stop? How do we treat and prevent excessive alcohol use? When you stop to think about it, virtually all of the More