In the rat race of academia, Dr. Robert (Bob) Rosenthal is accurately recognized as one of the brightest in the maze. His career has spanned more than 60 years with significant appointments at the University of North Dakota, Harvard University, and most recently at the University of California - Riverside (merely the last 25 years, … Continue reading The Large Effects of Dr. Robert Rosenthal
Dr. Diana Deutsch started her life in the family of a brilliant, but struggling artist (her father), and equipped with an overflowing love for music and a penchant for precociousness. Her influence in Psychology has been enduring and profound. In 1966 she published Physiological Psychology, co-written with her husband, Anthony Deutsch (a much lauded physiological … Continue reading Dr. Diana Deutsch Across Science and Art
When I started this journey and several dozen times along the way I have gotten this question: "Couldn't you just email questions to the people you want to include?" Or "Couldn't you just call or Skype with them?" Or more bluntly (and rarer): "It isn't really necessary for you to go there, is it?" The … Continue reading Side Note: Couldn’t You Just Email or Skype Them?
Dr. Alan Baddeley is among the most influential thinkers and innovators from Cognitive Science and Psychology of the past half-century. His research is broadly cited, foundational, and beautifully communicated in the books, articles, and related publications he's produced in his more than 50 years of professional activity. Like a few others I've had the pleasure … Continue reading Dr. Alan Baddeley: Theory and Practice
I recently met with Dr. James Pennebaker at the University of Texas - Austin and there are bits of that conversation that have continued to resonate in my head, almost like a good tune. I'll do a complete post on Dr. Pennebaker with his wonderful stories soon, but here's the part I keep thinking about. … Continue reading Side note: Writing for Life
Dr. Roxane Cohen Silver has been at the forefront of psychology's efforts to serve and support people during unimaginable tragedy and to help us prepare for disaster. Over her career she has led the efforts to help us understand grief, coping, and perseverance by communities following on Hurricanes Ivan, Katrina, and Sandy; in the wake … Continue reading Dr. Roxy Cohen Silver and the Events that Shape our Era
This journey is set for its last stages as I travel from Texas across the southeast and continue up the east coast of the United States to New Jersey. In some ways these travels have started to feel like distant memories --- demarcated in time by a diverse array of people, cities, universities, and events. … Continue reading Side Note: The Journey Home