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Volume 15, Issue7September, 2002
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Volume 15, Issue7September, 2002

Getting Published: Revise and Resubmit

One of the most important steps in the research process is communicating findings to colleagues. However, as anyone who has submitted research to a journal knows, getting your research published in a reputable journal can be a confusing, lengthy, and frustrating process. At this year’s meeting of the Western Psychological More

In Appreciation: Robert Mills Gagne (1916 – 2002)

Robert Mills Gagne died April 28, 2002, in Signal Mountain, Tennessee. He was in his eighty-sixth year of life. Gagne was one of the great bridge builders between laboratory and practice. He strove throughout his professional career to bring psychological science and its methods into the service of mankind and More

APS Fellows Elected to NAS

Known as the highest honor to be awarded to a scientist or engineer, election to the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) brings together national and international experts from 31 scientific disciplines each year in recognition of their professional achievements. Last April, a trio of psychological scientists – APS Fellows Susan More

Lab Courses for Undergrads: Benefits Are Clear

Michael Toglia’s important invitation to comment on laboratory courses in the undergraduate psychology major (Toglia, 2002) arose from two questions. “First, is it important for psychology majors to engage in laboratory activities beyond what is required in the core? Secondly, if so how should or could we go about designing More

IRBs Should Not Be ‘Research Design Police’

I am deeply concerned about the letters of Christine Hansen (“Limitations of IRB Expertise,” Observer, April 2002) and Harold Stanislaw (“IRBs Must Understand Psychological Science,” Observer, April 2002) to a letter by John Furedy (“IRBs: Ethics, Yes-epistemology, No,” Observer, February 2002). I believe these two responses put us on a More

Reading Other People’s Mail

Since 1975, I have made probably 15 trips to the Archives of the History of American Psychology, in Akron, Ohio. My first is the most memorable. In 1974 I was a young assistant professor at Nebraska Wesleyan University. That year I presented a paper on the history of psychology at More

New Leadership, Familiar Faces

Princeton social psychologist Susan T. Fiske took the helm of the American Psychological Society as 2002-03 President at the conclusion of the 14th Annual Convention in June. Henry L. Roediger, III became President-elect and John T. Cacioppo and Denise C. Park began their terms as Members of the APS Board More

Are We Prepared for Big Science?

For a significant portion of the 20th century, science was akin to a cottage industry, where discoveries took place in individual laboratories headed by a single investigator. The image was that of lone geniuses, such as Marie Curie, Jonas Salk or B. F. Skinner, working independently in their labs. This More

A Case for Lumping, Neatly

At this juncture in our field, constant centrifugal forces pressure us to fly apart at the seams, breaking psychology apart. The forces are visible everywhere in the challenges they present: Splitting psychology into separate departments, resulting in a number of bad divorces or enduring but unhappy marriages across research areas More