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31990Volume 3, Issue6November 1990

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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.

APS members receive a monthly Observer newsletter that covers the latest content in the magazine. Members also may access the online archive of Observer articles going back to 1988.

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    In the past months, I have often been asked, "What is APS all about — what is its 'real' agenda?" In view of the turmoil that led to the creation of the American Psychological Society, I suppose that questions of this kind are to be expected. But the record of the past two years has given a clear answer. The agenda is a simple one: The aim of APS is to advance psychological science. Although the agenda is simple, the implementation is not. The articles in this issue of the Observer provide a sample of current initiatives and concerns of APS that are related to our overall aim. As you will note, APS is highly active in efforts to influence government actions affecting the funding and conduct of psychological research.