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Volume 14, Issue8October, 2001

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The IRB Review System: How Do We Know It Works?

This is the second of a two-part series in which the authors consider the effectiveness of the research proposal ethics review process as it has evolved in psychological research in North America. They raise a fundamental question: Is there any evidence that these reviews are effective at reducing risk to More

Protection Money: Human Subjects Research Legislation

Quick, name the largest group dedicated to protecting human subjects in research… Okay, time’s up. Does ‘the United States Government’ ring a bell? The federal government has thousands of pages in legislation and regulations aimed at the protection of human subjects. Most of the protections are laid out in 45 More

University of Illinois at Chicago

The University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC), one of only 88 Carnegie level-one research universities in the nation, is the largest institution of higher learning in the Chicago area. The Department of Psychology at UIC is rated in the top 50 in the country in research productivity. In addition to More

Social Cognitive Neuroscience Goes Hollywood

Hollywood’s Sunset Strip has often been the stomping ground of rising stars and glitterati. It was no different earlier this year, when 250 social psychologists, cognitive neuroscientists, brain mappers, neuropsychologists, anthropologists, political scientists and economists descended on the Hyatt West Hollywood for the inaugural Social Cognitive Neuroscience conference. For three More

Sharing Data: It’s Time to End Psychology’s Guild Approach

Psychological science is both a discipline and a guild. Sometimes the two realities rest uneasily with one another. Such is the case when psychologists try to wear both hats while addressing the question of how to optimize the output of psychological science. Characteristic of a guild is that its members More

In the Newsroom When Disaster Strikes

Jill Kester Locantore is this year’s APS-AAAS Media Fellow. She began her year-long internship with the Richmond Times-Dispatch on September 10. In the following report, she describes what it was like to be in a newsroom when the terrorist attacks took place. On the second day of my internship as More

Persuasion and the ‘Poison Parasite’

A great deal of psychology research has focused on the mechanics and effects of persuasion. But what about the flip side: What techniques and strategies do we have to resist persuasion when it is unwelcome? Observer photo by Mel Hill Cialdini presents the APS William James Distinguished Lecture at the More

A Message of Caution

The issue of appropriate – and especially less appropriate- crisis intervention is receiving all kinds of serious attention and concern right now, and it is important that it should. We must keep a focus on the critical importance of meeting people’s needs as they define them in ways we can More