Volume 8, Number 1

January, 2004

Submissions Welcome!

The Editors encourage submission of any announcements, and/or letters to the editors, regarding psychological science. 

Comments on the content and presentation of the newsletter are also appreciated.

Submit to:

krmulthaup@davidson.edu

Editors, The Experimental Psychology Bulletin

Kristi S. Multhaup

Davidson College

(704) 894-2008

krmulthaup@davidson.edu

Mark E. Faust

Univ. of North Carolina at Charlotte

(704) 687-3564

mefaust@uncc.edu

 Humor Needed…

Why waste your time subjecting your family and friends to your humor when you can elicit guffaws from your colleagues?  Send us your science related humor: krmulthaup@davidson.edu 

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Division Representatives

   2003-2004

President

Randall W. Engle

Georgia Institute of Technology

(404) 894-8036

randall.engle@psych.gatech.edu

President-Elect

Alice Healy

University of Colorado

(303) 492-5032

ahealy@psych.colorado.edu

Past President

David A. Balota

Washington University

(314) 935-6549

dbalota@artsci.wustl.edu

Secretary-Treasurer

David S. Gorfein

University of Texas at Arlington

(817) 272-3200

gorfein@uta.edu

Historian

Charles L. Brewer

Furman University

(803) 2943216

charles.brewer@furman.edu

Members-At-Large of the Executive Committee

Veronica J. Dark (8/03-06)

Iowa State University

(515) 294-1688

vjdark@iastate.edu

Thomas R. Zentall (8/03-06)

University of Kentucky

(859) 257-4076

zentall@uky.edu

Earl B. Hunt (8/02-05)

University of Washington

(206) 543-8995

ehunt@u.washington.edu

Judith F. Kroll (8/02-05)

Pennsylvania State University

(814) 863-0126

jfk7@cac.psu.edu

Mark H. Ashcraft (8/03-04)

Cleveland State University

(216) 687-50322545

m.ashcraft@popmail.csuohio.edu

Alice F. Healy (8/01-04)

University of Colorado

(303) 492-5032

ahealy@psych.colorado.edu

Representative to APA Council

Emanuel E. Donchin (8/03-06)

University of Illinois

(217) 333-9536

edonchin@uiuc.edu

Lewis P. Lipsitt (8/02-05)

Brown University

(401) 863-2332

llipsitt@brownvm.brown.edu

Harry P. Bahrick (8/01-04) 

Ohio Wesleyan University

(614) 368-3805

hpbahric@owu.edu

Board of Directors

J. Bruce Overmier

University of Minnesota

(612) 625-1835

psyjbo@tc.umn.edu

Committee Chairs

Ruth Maki (Awards)

Texas Tech University

(806) 742-3711 Ext. 224

ruth.maki@ttu.edu

Judith F. Kroll (Fellows)

Pennsylvania State University

(814) 863-0126

jfk7@psu.edu

David A. Balota (Membership)

Washington University

(314) 935-6549

dbalota@artsci.wustl.edu

Andrew Conway (Program)

University of Illinois at Chicago

(312) 413-9407

aconway@uic.edu

 

 

President’s Message   

Randall W. Engle, Division 3 President

 

PsychDrollery

(Humor from members and the internet)

What did the sign on Pavlov's lab door say?

Please knock. DON'T ring the bell!

www.psy.pdx.edu/PsiCafe/Just4Fun/Jokes/PavlovDoor.htm

There are lots of welcomes to be extended in this column.  Welcome to you, the reader and member of Division 3.  This is our very first newsletter to be delivered electronically and we are hoping that it will reach many more people, even people who are not yet members of Division 3 or not yet even members of APA.  We are particularly hopeful that it will find its way onto the desktop of graduate students in Experimental Psychology.  We are also hoping that it will lead to better and faster communications among the Experimental community.

Whether we like it or not, there is a constant war going on for the dollars it takes to do our science and to fund our students.  An active and effective science membership in APA is our best hope for making our case to the people who control those dollars.

While we say goodbye to one editor we welcome a new team.  Veronica Dark has been one of our very best Division citizens working on the program for the annual meeting, on the Executive Board, and as editor of the newsletter.  One thing I have learned as chair of a department is just how absolutely essential and often unappreciated good citizens are.  I personally thank Veronica for all of her hard and effective work for Experimental Psychology over the years.  And, it took two great people to replace her as editor.  Kristi Multhaup and Mark Faust are the new editorial team and this issue already reflects the great ideas and energy they bring to the job.  One of their great ideas was to have a column written by graduate students in which the students could present answers to audacious and burning questions they have posed to leaders in Experimental Psychology.  They asked to borrow two of my students and I reluctantly agreed.  I have been extremely fortunate in my career to have been able to work with some outstanding students, including the Past President of the Division, Dave Balota, and current chair of the program for the annual meeting, Andy Conway.  I often think that the one true talent I have is to find smart, effective people and hang around them long enough that my name gets associated with them.  The two students who will write the graduate student column, Rich Heitz and Nash Unsworth, continue in that line.  They are outstanding young scholars and I am really proud to be associated with them. 

I would like to close by encouraging us all to strengthen our ties to APA.  Like most academics, I have had my difficulties with the organization over the years.  The fact is, however, that there is no other single organization that does more for the science of psychology than APA.  I am a card-carrying member of APS and I value that organization as well.  But no other organization has the sheer power to persuade, organize, and publicize about psychological science like APA.  Whether we like it or not, there is a constant war going on for the dollars it takes to do our science and to fund our students.  An active and effective science membership in APA is our best hope for making our case to the people who control those dollars.