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Volume 16, Issue5May, 2003

Psychology in Business SchoolsBy Max Bazerman Max Bazerman is the Jesse Isidor Straus professor of business administration at Harvard University. He was previously on the faculty of the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University for 15 years. Bazerman’s research focuses on decision making, negotiation, creating joint gains in More

One of the least understood areas of human research protection is the application of federal regulations for protecting subjects who participate in behavioral and social science research. I would like to address two widely held beliefs: that federal regulations are not applicable to behavioral and social science research, and that More

About Rhodes Scholarships The following is excerpted from the Rhodes Scholarship Web site: “Intellectual distinction is a necessary but not a sufficient condition for election to a Rhodes Scholarship. Selection committees are charged to seek excellence in qualities of mind and in qualities of person which, in combination, offer the More

Washington College is the tenth oldest college in America and the first founded after the revolution. It is also the only college that President George Washington gave permission to use his name. The college was founded through the efforts of William Smith, who felt strongly that American youth should not More

Experimental Designs Book A Classic Julian C. Stanley Johns Hopkins University professor emeritus I look back with some amazement and embarrassment at my first major encounter with the concept of ‘intelligence.’ It was in 1937, when as an 18-year-old college senior in the library to study for my rural sociology More

Research training has been a core issue for the American Psychological Society since our founding nearly 15 years ago. It’s something we raise with Congress and federal agencies when we address issues of research funding and scientific priorities. Too often, however, we find that training is not foremost in the More

The Society of Experimental Psychologists celebrated the beginning of its centennial year March 7-8, 2003 by holding its 100th annual meeting at Washington University in St. Louis. The centennial observation will culminate in 2004 with a meeting at Cornell University where the society was established in 1904. Known initially as More

Internet Resources The following web pages trace the various NIMH programs relevant to translational research: Report of the NIMH Clinical Treatment and Services Research Workgroup Interventions and Practice Research Infrastructure Program (IP-RISP) Dissemination and Implementation Research Program Centers for Basic Interdisciplinary Work Linking Behavioral Science and Neuroscience Centers for Translational More

Several years ago in the Psychology Department at the University of Michigan, a student said something to Richard Nisbett that changed Nisbett’s way of thinking and studying about cognition. “There is a difference between you and me,” the student, Kaiping Peng, from China, told him. “You think the world is More

This month’s column is a memorial to one of the field’s pioneering researchers in methodology, who happened to also be Susan Fiske’s father. He passed away after a long illness, and at press time, she and her family are coping with their loss. The Observer will feature remembrances from his More