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Volume 17, Issue11November, 2004

Summer Internship Resources Joint Program in Survey Methodology Junior Fellow Program Student Internships at the U.S. Census Bureau University of Wisconsin Psychology Research Experience Program, for underrepresented and first generation college students NSF-sponsored, Research Experiences for Undergraduates program Summer Internship Program in Biomedical Research at NIH More

In an ongoing series in which the APS Student Caucus talks with distinguished professors, APS Fellow and Charter Member Charles Carver recently shared his advice for success and challenges facing graduate students. Carver is a professor of psychology at the University of Miami and editor of the Personality Processes and More

Leshner Receives Presidential Nomination to Serve on National Science Board Leshner APS Fellow and Charter Member Alan I. Leshner, chief executive officer of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, or AAAS, is among eight people nominated by President Bush to serve on the National Science Board. Leshner has More

Richard Suzman, associate director for the Behavioral and Social Research Program at the National Institute on Aging, studies why the elderly are becoming increasingly healthy. Just a few years ago, most people saw modern medicine’s great success, dramatically longer life spans for human beings, as something of a mixed blessing. More

Shepperd and Hoorens descend the Steps of Erasmus, once home of the 16th century humanist Desiderius Erasmus, who lectured at Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, where Shepperd performed research on human bias. The steps are all that remain of the original home and now lead to a place where visitors can get More

Convocation participants at Yale on September 3, 2004. The President’s Room of Yale University is an elegant rotunda lined with stately portraits of many past presidents since Yale was founded in 1701. Under their collective gaze, 75 people convened September 3, 2004 to celebrate “75 Years of Excellence” – a More

Nothing better prepares you for top administrative positions in academia than working in psychological science, say those who have scaled the heights. And, among the accolades that may come, they might even name a building after you – or a mountain in Antarctica. See Also It’s Still a Rat Race More

Rodin Former president of the University of Pennsylvania and APS Fellow Judith Rodin has been named president of the Rockefeller Foundation, one of the world’s oldest and largest private philanthropies. “I am deeply honored to be given this opportunity to lead an organization committed to using knowledge-based initiatives to improve More

16th Annual Convention William James Fellow Award Address McClelland Attributes Learning, Memory, and Cognitive Development to a Strong Neuron Network James L. McClelland, Carnegie Mellon University, describes his distributed connectionist model of learning, memory, and cognitive development at the APS Annual Convention. How would you pronounce the nonsense word grook More

APS Past President Ed Diener, founding editor of new APS journal Perspectives on Psychological Science, thinks the publication will instantly move to the top of researchers’ submission lists. Although he grew up on a tomato ranch in California, Ed Diener never liked farming. He fell in love with psychology while More

In last month’s column, I wrote about the National Institute of Mental Health’s, or NIMH’s, recent proposal to redirect a portion of its extramural research investment away from basic behavioral and social science research into research that more directly addresses issues of mental health and illness. This development reflects increasing More

Life in higher education is full of surprises. Like everyone else, sooner or later you will probably agree to teach a course you do not feel well prepared to teach. This might be in an area where you have no formal training, a topic just outside your disciplinary training, or More