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Volume 17, Issue5May, 2004

The first Advanced Placement psychology examination was taken by approximately 4,200 high school students in 1992, and that number has since increased dramatically. More than 62,000 students took the test in 2003, and about 73,000 are expected to take it in May 2004. The exam consists of 100 multiple-choice questions More

Organized by Fergus Craik, John Furedy, Colin MacLeod, and Bennet Murdock, University of Toronto Norman J. Slamecka and his wife Jan were killed suddenly in a pedestrian accident in Lewes, Delaware on August 2, 2003. Norman was born in Chicago, Illinois on September 20, 1928. He did his undergraduate studies More

Over the past few years, there has been an increasing call for “interdisciplinary,” “multidisciplinary,” and “transdisciplinary” research. While each term can be defined distinctly, all refer to the notion that we need scientists who can conceptualize and perform research that incorporates the perspectives and possibly the methodologies of other disciplines. More

Two researchers preview their 2004 Annual Convention invited presentations. Amy T. Galloway The First Day of Class: Getting off to a Great Start By Amy T. Galloway During my first year at Furman University, I realized that majoring in cello performance was not in my future. I decided to stay More

Why did psychology’s leading researchers take that first course? Was it the compelling advice of a master? Perhaps a sudden epiphany? There’s a story behind every good psychologist. A cross-section of psychologists were asked to share their stories and illuminate the heart of this careerma king decision. This series showcases More

This is a story without an ending. And that’s not the only thing wrong with it. In fact, there were a number of flaws in Nobel Laureate Daniel Kahneman’s lecture “A Perspective of Flawed Thought,” in March 2004 at the National Institutes of Health. Quite purposefully, the entire talk was More

In 1975 I was an assistant professor at Purdue University and in my third year on the faculty. One day my colleague Barry Kantowitz came to see me with a proposal: Would I be interested in joining him in writing a textbook on experimental psychology? He sketched his ideas for More

Highly Interesting The list of 243 psychologists and psychiatrists on the ISI “Highly Cited” list [Observer, March 2004] includes just eight names from among the approximately 57 living members, affiliates, and foreign associates of the psychology section of the National Academy of Sciences. For the American Academy of Arts and More

If you or someone you know has taken the SAT, or an Advanced Placement test, or even so little as considered college in the past 12 years, chances are APS Charter Member Howard Everson has affected your life, and you didn’t even realize it. Howard Everson That’s because Everson is More

More than a decade ago, Richard McFall challenged clinical psychology to become more connected to science, specifically to use methods supported by scientific evidence. Among other things, his challenge inspired a movement within psychology to develop clinical training programs that are grounded in research. In a direct outgrowth of that More

As reported in the April 2004 Observer, APS has received a $1 million gift to support initiatives relating to education. Wasting no time, the planning committee for the APS Fund for Teaching and Public Understanding of Psychological Science has already held its first meeting and several promising ideas have emerged More

The American Psychological Society is unveiling plans to publish a unique new journal, The Psychological Scientist, beginning in early 2006. The search for the journal’s founding editor is under way and the APS Publications Committee has issued a “Call for Nominations” asking APS Members to recommend candidates for this post. More

READERS EDITORS SOCIAL (2003) Janet B. Ruscher Tulane University Elizabeth Yost Hammer Loyola University DEVELOPMENTAL (2003) Jacqueline Lerner Boston College Amy E. Alberts Tufts University ABNORMAL (2003) Thomas F. Oltmanns Washington University in St. Louis Robert E. Emery University of Virginia INTRODUCTORY PSYCHOLOGY (DUE OUT 2004) Kathleen H. Briggs University More