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Volume 18, Issue10October, 2005

Julian Stanley started his career as a high school math teacher, after getting his bachelors from the Georgia Southern University. He went on to get his doctorate in education from Harvard in 1950, as well as two honorary doctorates from North Texas and the State University of West Georgia. After More

Brad Bushman, professor of psychology and communication studies at the University of Michigan, and faculty associate at the Institute for Social Research, is the newest associate editor for Psychological Science. He has been an associate editor and consulting editor on a number of journals including Psychological Bulletin, Psychological Methods, Journal More

A learning disability is “…a disorder in one or more of the basic psychological processes involved in understanding or in using language, spoken or written, which may manifest itself in imperfect ability to listen, think, speak, read, write, spell, or do mathematical calculations.” – Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (1997) More

Quick: Name the top five psychology departments in the world. Is that too hard? Well, what about North America? Is that any easier? What are five top departments in industrial/organizational psychology? In developmental psychology? In social psychology? Americans love lists of ratings of practically anything. However, when we come to More

The scientific community is experiencing what feels like unprecedented pressure from political and religious conservatives, both to distort the research agenda and insert non-science into science education programs. It is not really unprecedented, of course, because there has always been some tension between science and those who hold nonscientific beliefs More

My contributions to the psychology-religion dialogue reflect my interests as a liberal arts professor who enjoys relating psychological science to other fields, including religion. In some essays and trade books I have danced on the psychology-religion boundary by: relating big ideas about human nature found in psychological science and in More

The conditions that contribute to a commitment to a formal religion are multiple and the balance among them varies with the historical era, culture, age, and family beliefs. Thus there is no single answer to the question of what determines a religious commitment that is valid across time and society. More

A week before beginning my graduate studies in psychology, I happened upon a two-day workshop on the cantorate. Growing up in an observant Jewish home and attending synagogue every week, I certainly knew what a cantor was: the clergyman responsible for the chanting of the liturgy. I had trained with More

Nowhere is the intersection of science and religion more evident than in psychology programs at religious institutions of higher learning. APS Members at religious colleges and universities around the country were asked about their research and teaching duties and their experiences in straddling these domains. Bringing in the ‘Faith’ In More

How ‘Unequivocal’ is the Evidence Regarding Television Violence and Children’s Aggression? In their review of the influence of media violence on youth, “The Influence of Media Violence on Youth,” published in Volume 4 of Psychological Science in the Public Interest, Anderson et al. concluded that there is “unequivocal evidence” that More

Mischel Festschrift Inspirational scientist, prolific artist, skilled thumb wrestler, unskilled Citröen driver, demanding advisor, supportive friend. These are parts of the multi-faceted portrait of Walter Mischel provided by colleagues, friends, and family who attended a Festschrift in his honor on June 11, 2005. Although the event included a personal look More

In the wake of repeated bombings in the London subway system this summer by Muslim extremists, representatives from London’s large Muslim community repeatedly condemned the acts, declaring that the city’s Muslims shared the general sense of outrage and revulsion felt by non-Muslims. Muslim clerics and community leaders stood shoulder-toshoulder with More

When you were a student, did you have any of the following experiences? You dreaded taking multiple-choice tests. You thought of the right answer after you had handed in the test. You never went over the exam questions in much detail when it was returned. As an instructor, have you More