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Volume 17, Issue9September, 2004

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The AP Psychology Reading: Life’s a Beach for Blair-Broeker

The AP Reading Process The exams are stored in folders that hold 25 each and in boxes that hold about 10 folders. This is only a portion of the total. Readers receive rubric training for Question 2 on the exam. Over a half a day is spent on training. After More

Mickey Mantle’s Greatest Error

JANICE HASTRUP Team: University at Buffalo Field: Psychology APS Stat: Charter Member Interests: Behavioral medicine; Genetic risk factors; methodological issues; stress-related disorders MICKEY CHARLES MANTLE Born: 10-20-1931 Died: 8-13-1995 Team: NY Yankees Team: NY Yankees Bats: Both Throws: Right Years: 18 Errors: 107 Stats MVP-3 Gold Glove-1 World Series Wins-7 More

It Is the Best of Times, It Is (Not Quite) the Worst of Times

It was 1988 and I was starting my third year at Berkeley. One of my senior colleagues stopped by my office and dropped off a brochure describing the newly formed American Psychological Society saying: “You might find this interesting.” He was right. The notion of an organization that cut across More

Observer Forum

Tulving Ends Controversy The following is a letter from Convention Keynote Speaker Endel Tulving to Immediate Past President Roddy Roediger. Endel Tulving, Keynote Speaker at the APS 16th Annual Convention, sips water during his presentation. “This was the time some of the hallucinators had mentioned as the time of the More

Navigating Your First IRB Review

As students, the process of submitting a dissertation or thesis proposal to the local Institutional Review Board, or IRB, is one in which we are often left to fend for ourselves with little to no guidance. This is an exciting milestone in your career, and submitting your first research protocol More

Levenson Becomes APS President

Levenson Robert W. Levenson of the University of California, Berkeley, has assumed the post of APS President, and new board members Michael S. Gazzaniga (President-Elect), Richard R. Bootzin, and Elizabeth Phelps, have started their three-year terms. Levenson succeeds Henry L. Roediger III, Washington University in St. Louis, who now serves More

Toward a Psychology of Human Agency

Albert Bandura, Stanford University Bandura Skinner and other classic behaviorists argued that human behavior is a product of environment. But even Skinner realized this could not be completely true, as humans do indeed exert some influence on their own behavior, and he urged people to shape their world by applying More

Deconstructing Depression: A Diathesis-Stress Perspective

APS Student Member George M. Slavich receives the first APS/Psi Chi Albert Bandura Award at the APS Annual Convention Opening Ceremony. Slavich is a graduate teaching fellow at the University of Oregon. His reserach examines how severe life stress affects self attitudes during depression. Major depressive disorder is common and More

A Psychologist in Charge:Croyle Bridges Basic and Applied Research at NCI

Psychologist Robert T. Croyle is director of the National Cancer Institute’s Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences, which has an annual behavioral research budget of $280 million. Robert T. Croyle, who was appointed director of the National Cancer Institute’s Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences in July of More

Life After the Ivory Tower

Don Kausler has become a successful author and columnist since leaving the ivory tower. He published The Graying of America in 1996. During his career, APS Fellow Don Kausler was instrumental in the development of cognitive aging as a scientific specialty. Since his retirement he has written a for-the-public book More

Dating the Data

In current empirical psychological articles it is uncommon for the data collection to be dated. A typical experimental method section of a paper includes information about geographic location (e.g., “a large Midwestern university”), and the age, race/ethnic, and sex makeup of the sample. Whether the data were collected in 1979 More

Psychology All-Stars: Susan T. Fiske

Sponsored by the APS Student Caucus In an ongoing APS Student Caucus series of conversations with distinguished professors, Susan T. Fiske recently shared her advice for success and challenges facing graduate students. Fiske is a professor of psychology at Princeton University and an APS Past President. She is renowned for More

News

Influential Researcher Holzman Dies at 82 On June 1, 2004 Philip S. Holzman died at the age of 82. Holzman was an APS Fellow and Charter Member, founder and director of McLean Hospital’s Psychology Research Laboratory, and one of the world’s preeminent scientists in schizophrenia research. Holzman began his career More

Those Who Can, Teach

The goal is not to get everyone to go to graduate school. It’s rewarding to actually change people’s lives – Patricia Greenfield When he left graduate school in 1981, William Buskist’s attitude toward teaching could have been politely termed disinterested. “I had no intention of investing substantial time or effort More

Ways of the Master Teacher

I would be willing to wager my next year’s salary that most of us can think of at least one or two undergraduate teachers who influenced us to pursue a career in psychology. I would also be willing to ante up the same sum in support of a more general More

Beyond the Classroom:Developing Students’ Professional Social Skills

Have you ever encountered students whose academic performance is excellent, yet their attitudes are not? For example, you may have known a student who performed exceptionally on assignments, but was habitually late to class, argued over class points, and demanded personal exceptions to class policies. One of the reasons students More