Policy

The Great Mom & Dad Experiment

The Chronicle of Higher Education: Couples with babies in tow arrive for dinner one evening at a red brick office building in downtown Oklahoma City. On the menu tonight are pasta and garlic bread, served on Styrofoam plates. The parents file in nervously, not sure what to expect. Seated at More

Applying Psychology to Public Policy

  This month’s guest columnist is David Halpern, Director of the United Kingdom’s Behavioural Insights Team.  This innovative team provides a model for other countries demonstrating how psychological science can be utilized to inform government policy decisions. –Elizabeth A. Phelps When governments want advice on the likely impact of their More

Register Online for the 2014 AAAS Meeting in Chicago

Registration for the 2014 AAAS Meeting, to be held February 13–17, 2014, in Chicago, is now open. Online press registration is available until January 22, 2014. The conference will include more than 160 symposia, seminars, and lectures focused on cutting-edge research from leading scientists. Symposia of special note include: Santa’s More

Nakamura Heads Peer Review at NIH

Chronology of a Career 1960-1963 Bronx High School of Science – has known since grade school that he will become a scientist. 1963-1968 Undergrad, Earlham College – ‘60s social and political climate piques interest in partying, and then psychology; eventually discovers experimental psychology. 1968-1969 Research Assistant, NY State – studies More