In Appreciation: Leo Joseph Postman

Organized by Ruth H. Maki Texas Tech University Postman Leo Joseph Postman, professor emeritus of psychology at the University of California, Berkeley, died on April 22, 2004, of heart failure at his home in Marblehead, Massachusetts. He was 85. Postman was a dominant figure in the study of human memory. More

In Appreciation: Norman J. Slamecka (1928-2003)

Organized by Fergus Craik, John Furedy, Colin MacLeod, and Bennet Murdock, University of Toronto Norman J. Slamecka and his wife Jan were killed suddenly in a pedestrian accident in Lewes, Delaware on August 2, 2003. Norman was born in Chicago, Illinois on September 20, 1928. He did his undergraduate studies More

In Appreciation: John B. Carroll

Brilliant Contributor Julian C. Stanley I first met John Bissell (Jack) Carroll in the spring of 1949. He was coming that fall to the Harvard Graduate School of Education as an assistant professor, apparently the choice of two other brilliant statistically-oriented professors in that school, Truman L. Kelley and Phillip More

Donald W. Fiske

This month’s column is a memorial to one of the field’s pioneering researchers in methodology, who happened to also be Susan Fiske’s father. He passed away after a long illness, and at press time, she and her family are coping with their loss. The Observer will feature remembrances from his More