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81995Volume 8, Issue3May/June 1995

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The Observer is the online magazine of the Association for Psychological Science and covers matters affecting the research, academic, and applied disciplines of psychology. The magazine reports on issues of interest to psychologist scientists worldwide and disseminates information about the activities, policies, and scientific values of APS.

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  • Two Years In Retrospect

    Fortunately, APS has not reached the point where running for president of the Society is a highly politicized process with electioneering, grassroots organizations, or inflated campaign promises. (Perhaps this will always be the case.) As a consequence, I have no explicit "Contract with APS" to be held accountable to at the end of my two­year term as President. Nonetheless, it does seem appropriate at this time to take stock of the last two years, to review the activities and accomplishments of APS, and to assess whether the organization has lived up to its promise and potential during this period of stewardship. Shortly after the 1993 election results were announced, the May issue of the Observer carried an interview with me as the newly elected incoming president (it seems like just yesterday).