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Volume 22, Issue9November, 2009

I agree that multidisciplinary research is likely to be part of the future of budding psychologists. However, the nature of the interdisciplinary activities portrayed in the recent article, “Crossing Boundaries” (Observer, May/June, 2009), were so unlike my many years in multidisciplinary research that I am impelled to comment. The article More

Nobody wants to face up to this, but we’ve got too many well-qualified health-related researchers relative to the amount of money available to keep them at work. And every year, more of them enter a cash-strapped grant market that guarantees waste of talent and disappointment. The scarcity economy in science More

David M. Amodio, New York University, New York Times, Oct 12, 2009: The Young and the Neuro. Eugene Arnold, Ohio State University, Science, Sep 25, 2009: The Theory? Diet Causes Violence. The Lab? Prison. Timothy B. Baker, University of Wisconsin, Newsweek, The Chronicle of Higher Education, Science, Oct 2, 2009 More

Bijou When Alan Kraut asked me to organize the published remembrances of APS Fellow and Charter Member Sidney Bijou, I was honored to do it as I had high respect for Sid and he was a friend. My work had been included in one of Sid and Don Baer’s volumes More

1994: The National Academy of Sciences (NAS) recommends an increase in training grants for behavioral scientists in recognition of the central role of behavior in health. NIH rejects the NAS recommendation. January 1998: APS Executive Director Alan Kraut testifies in the U.S. House of Representatives on the 1999 NIH budget More

A sustained effort launched by the Association for Psychological Science (APS) has resulted in an unprecedented boost for basic behavioral science at the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) in the form of a cross-cutting structure — the NIH Basic Behavioral and Social Science Opportunity Network, or OppNet — that More

Just when you thought you were safe from the ghoulish ghosts of Halloween until next year, here comes emotion researcher Lisa Feldman Barrett with another dose of fright! Feldman Barrett, an APS Fellow, uses her knowledge of emotion in an annual haunted house charity fundraiser she and her family have More

Continuing with my exploration of the intersection of psychology, health, and dietary choices in these columns, this month I present an interview with ground-breaking food researcher Bart Hoebel, a Professor of Psychology at Princeton University. Hoebel is one of the pioneers who first stimulated brain areas involved in feeding. His More

Michael Posner received the United States’ highest scientific honor when he was awarded the National Medal of Science in an October 2009 White House ceremony. Posner, an APS Fellow, Charter Member, and William James Fellow Award recipient, was recognized for his “innovative application of technology to the understanding of brain More

The APS journals Psychological Science, Current Directions in Psychological Science, and Psychological Science in the Public Interest were recently added to the JSTOR database, opening them up to a multitude of researchers, students, and professionals around the globe. Material from the newest APS journal, Perspectives on Psychological Science, will be More

This special edition of On the Newsstand features quotes from media coverage of “Current Status and Future Prospects of Clinical Psychology: Toward a Scientifically Principled Approach to Mental and Behavioral Health Care, ” a Psychological Science in the Public Interest report (Volume 9, Issue 2) by Timothy B. Baker, Richard More

History teems with examples of great artists acting in very peculiar ways. Were these artists simply mad or brilliant? According to new research reported in Psychological Science, maybe both. In order to examine the link between psychosis and creativity, psychiatrist Szabolcs Kéri of Semmelweis University in Hungary focused his research More

One day in my statistics class, a fellow student asked, “Can we play Guitar Hero in class? I think we could use it to teach something in stats.” This pitch did not immediately sell Michelle Verges, an Assistant Professor of psychology at Indiana University, South Bend, and professor of our More