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Volume 18, Issue5May, 2005

In an ongoing series in which the APS Student Caucus talks with leading professors, Drew Westen shares his advice for success and challenges facing graduate students. Before becoming professor of psychology at Emory University, Westen was at the Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders at Boston University. He has been More

Start Early To Reduce Graduate School Admission Stress This fall I leapt into my senior year at West Virginia University as a general psychology and sport and exercise psychology double major. With graduation finally in my reach, I felt sure that I was going to be “living it up” my More

A new occasional series profiling big psychology grants begins with a look at the $12 million National Center for the Study of Terrorism and the Response to Terrorism, which will unite behavioral researchers of various disciplines. The National Center for the Study of Terrorism and the Response to Terrorism Project More

This article is adapted from an invited address given at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, held April 2004 in San Diego, California. My intent in this paper is to offer a personal perspective on the events that led to a major change in the college admissions More

Suppose that a pair of closely related manuscripts is submitted to an experimentally-oriented journal JE-II in field F. The papers report a series of tests of a theory formulated in mathematical terms that appeared in a theoretically-oriented journal JT, also in field F. Suppose that the response of the action More

School Starts Next Fall for UC-Merced APS Fellow and Charter Member Carol Tomlinson-Keasey is the inaugural chancellor of the University of California, Merced — billed as the United States’ first new research university of the 21st century. After years of anticipation, the Merced campus will open in the fall of More

In The Complete Guide to Graduate School Admissions, Keith-Spiegel and Wiederman (2000, p. 175) state that letters of recommendation “are taken very seriously, and sometimes are as important as grades and test scores.” This statement highlights the essential function letters play in our students’ attempts to achieve their post-baccalaureate goals More

An APS by Any Other Name I WAS PRESENT AT THE CREATION of the American Psychological Society, and at a meeting in New Orleans in April of 1988, I presented the case for our current name [April 2005, “The Case for Changing Our Name”]. In addition to the reasons Bobby More

Trying to plan my remaining columns, I checked with my editor at the Observer to find out how many more were left to write before turning the Presidential Pen over to my successor. To my surprise, the answer was “just one.” There’s no doubt about it, tempus really fugits. A More