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Volume 16, Issue11November, 2003

Wendi Gardner, associate professor of psychology at Northwestern University, joins the ranks at Psychological Science as associate editor. Regarding her experiences with the flagship APS journal, Gardner stated, “Psychological Science has always been one of my favorite journals, because it combines high quality research, breadth of topics, and brevity and More

Macalester College is a private undergraduate liberal arts college that emphasizes academic excellence in the context of internationalism, multiculturalism, and a commitment to service and civic engagement. It has always had a relationship with the Presbyterian Church, yet has long been nonsectarian in policy and practice. Enrolling its first students More

Let me tell you something about being a dual major in psychology and writing: it does not instill in anyone with whom you discuss the matter – say, for example, your parents – the utmost confidence for your future. While house hunting in New Jersey, my parents began looking for More

Military Lab Rat By Kevin Gluck As an undergraduate at Trinity University in San An tonio, Texas, I took classes in a variety of departments before realizing that it was the psychology classes I found consistently fascinating. This led me to major in psychology and eventually to my first exposure More

Isn’t That Spatial: Where Psychology and Geography Intersect By Reginald G. Golledge Rather than being a psychologist employed in a non-traditional discipline, I am a “behavioral geographer” located in a geography department, working extensively with psychologists and publishing in the psychology literature. My bachelor’s, master’s, and PhD are all in More

Brilliant Contributor Julian C. Stanley I first met John Bissell (Jack) Carroll in the spring of 1949. He was coming that fall to the Harvard Graduate School of Education as an assistant professor, apparently the choice of two other brilliant statistically-oriented professors in that school, Truman L. Kelley and Phillip More

Ask any university faculty member about graduate school and most will give the advice that if a doctoral degree is your goal, you should apply directly to doctoral programs instead of applying to terminal master’s degree programs first. Getting a master’s first can certainly lengthen the time to complete your More

The rich get richer, those in the middle drift downstream, and the poor fall farther behind. Might that widening gulf of inequality in the world’s wealthiest nation be responsible, at least in part, for that nation’s relatively poor health, despite boasting the world’s most advanced medical technology? Psychological investigators not More

When Daniel Holland, a psychology professor at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, set out to examine the role non-governmental organizations play in the health care infrastructure of post-communist societies, he was ready for some surprises. But, as someone who has devoted years of his life to learning, he More

Scientific Freedom in Peril Stanley Sue University of California, Davis Beth Loftus [Observer, August 2003] correctly identifies the need to defend scientific freedom. However, psychological science is being confronted with a worse threat – namely, manipulations of the scientific process and of research conclusions in order to achieve political ends. More

A perennial controversy, off and on, within every graduate program in psychology, concerns requirements for the PhD. What should they be? Prior to answering this question, we need to ask: “Do we know the best way to train the next generation of researchers and scholars?” I think the answer to More