Military

A Different Battle

Better equipment has increased soldiers’ survival rates in explosions in Iraq, but they come home with brain injuries that have doctors scrambling for answers. At Walter Reed Army Medical Center, neuropsychologist Louis M. French is on the front lines of a scientific battle against a new kind of enemy. Corporal More

Scientists in the Service

Fighting the Elements Helping Human Performance Conquer Natural Environments By Richard F. Johnson The path that took me to my position as a civilian research psychologist at the US Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine – the USARIEM – in Natick, Massachusetts, may seem unique, but it’s not so unique More

Scientists in the Service

Military Lab Rat By Kevin Gluck As an undergraduate at Trinity University in San An tonio, Texas, I took classes in a variety of departments before realizing that it was the psychology classes I found consistently fascinating. This led me to major in psychology and eventually to my first exposure More

Scientific Freedom in Peril; Mission Not Accomplished

Scientific Freedom in Peril Stanley Sue University of California, Davis Beth Loftus [Observer, August 2003] correctly identifies the need to defend scientific freedom. However, psychological science is being confronted with a worse threat – namely, manipulations of the scientific process and of research conclusions in order to achieve political ends. More

Scientists in the Service

Psychological Science Onboard a Submarine By Jeff Dyche I didn’t join the Navy to become a psychologist. I don’t know anyone who has. Most people join the armed services to learn a skill or trade, or to obtain a higher academic degree, knowing the military will cover the costs to More

Scientists in the Service

Bringing Science to Military Policy By Jane M. Arabian I remember, as a new graduate student, hearing one particular comment made to my first “Pro Sem” class by the chair of the University of Toronto psychology department, Endel Tulving. He told us not to expect a position in a college More