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Volume 9, Issue5September, 1996
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Charles Graham (Chuck) McClintock died on Wednesday, July 24, 1996, in his home in Iowa City, succumbing, finally, after a long, courageous struggle with cancer. Chuck began his work in psychology at Oberlin College, from which he graduated in 1951. He attended the University of Michigan where he earned an More

“I tried to have a discussion today, but hardly anybody said anything. You’d think a class of 95 students really would get into arguing about theory XYZ.” Sound familiar? It’s a common and chronic refrain of professors around the country. And many attempts to inspire class discussions use the following More

WASHINGTON, DC, AUG. 20-0ne hundred outstanding minority scholars have been awarded fellowships in the 1996 Ford Foundation fellowship programs. and among them are several psychology scholars. The programs, which are administered by the National Research Council, seek to increase the presence of underrepresented minority groups on the nation’s college and More

Two things caused a group of psychologists and neuro-scientists to come together recently at Georgetown University in Washington, DC: neurobiology and affiliation. Convened for a New York Academy of Sciences conference, titled The Integrative Neurobiology of Affiliation, the group sought to examine the anatomy and physiology of the complex social More

A sad chapter in scientific history closed recently when, after a l0-year investigative saga, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) exonerated a Tufts University biologist of scientific misconduct. The high profile investigation, involving work done in the MIT laboratory of Nobel Prize laureate David Baltimore, included congressional hearings and U.S. More

Threats to federal funding for science are pitting current research needs against the longer-term needs of training. Unless deliberate steps are taken, training may lose. In the following editorial, which appeared in the August 23, 1996, issue of the journal Science, APS Executive Director Alan Kraut urges the nation’s scientific More

One could argue that psychological science (PS) is defined by certain attitudes and behaviors, fortified by rigorous methods. It’s a scientific frame of mind about behavior. It’s a realm of discourse about behavior, in which the rules of evidence are those of science. PS is not a subject matter, a More

If they act by October 1, psychologists have a chance to influence a series of changes in peer review procedures that the National Institutes of Health (NIH) plans to try out in the 1997 fiscal year and implement in FY 1998. (Readers can check out the NIH web page (hup:// More

Although the race for the White House continues to heat up, APS members have already made their presidential decision for next year. The new APS President-Elect is Kay Deaux, a social psychologist who is a distinguished professor and administrator in the Graduate School of the City University of New York. More