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March 02, 2007

Priming the Mind

"I thought, if these people are saying they can go to these places, maybe I can too." -- Lawrence Williams

May 04, 2007

Responding to Violence in Schools

"It's on-the-ground, in-depth research with a very qualitative component." --Olivia Salcido

May 18, 2007

Special Feature: Behavioral Science Careers

May 18, 2007

Behavioral Scientists Get Off the Trail

Here are six examples of behavioral scientists who have stepped off the academic path into some interesting territory.

May 18, 2007

Neuromarketing Careers

This is the first time researchers have been able to connect brain activity with a real-life consumer decision.

May 18, 2007

Public Opinion Research: Measuring Happiness

For behavioral scientists considering a career in public polling research, it helps to have a fascination with numbers.

October 05, 2007

Education Research: A New (Tenure) Track for Scientists

"Trying to get tenure in that department, I perceived, was going to be a battle." --Dawn Del Carlo.

June 20, 2008

Opportunities Abound in Toxicology

So far in her career, Nadia Moore has toured several major subfields of toxicology.

July 11, 2008

Courting Controversy: Out of the Mainstream

"I foresee a future battle for survival between religion and science-based technologies of immortality." --Bill Bainbridge

November 27, 2009

Careers in Climate Change Research: Feature Index

Opportunities are expanding for natural and social scientists willing to tackle climate change.

September 10, 2010

Testing Mother Earth's Resilience

Growing up in the Kruger National Park in South Africa allowed Reinette Biggs to shape her research career in unusual ways.

October 08, 2010

Happy 15th Birthday to Us

On the occasion of the 15th anniversary of our first issue, the editor of Science Careers makes a few observations and suggestions.

September 02, 2011

A Father-and-Son Journey Into Synthetic Biology

Justin Siegel rationally engineered unnatural enzymes partly thanks to technology his dad helped develop.

January 27, 2012

Your Voice: Your Passport to Authority

A more relaxed, decisive, and authoritative voice can be a definite asset in a scientific career.

November 02, 2012

A Modest Workforce Proposal

Forgoing alarmist pronouncements, a National Academies committee makes sensible suggestions about how to address the workforce needs of the Department of Defense.

November 23, 2012

Successful Careers: A Matter of Confidence

Identifying and addressing self-confidence issues can help early-career scientists make swifter progress.

December 07, 2012

Getting Back Your Mojo

Psychologists share tips for figuring out what's sapping your enthusiasm—and how to get it back.

December 14, 2012

Administrative Hurdles Delay Ph.D. Scholarships in Spain

Many Spanish trainees have been forced to start their doctorates without financial help.

June 30, 2006

Special Feature: Careers in the Decision, Risk and Management Sciences

Decision scientists may be mathematicians, statisticians, economists, philosophers, management theorists, or psychologists.

March 10, 2006

Minority Admissions: Countering Cultural Blocks

Jennifer Zimbroff (pictured above) wanted to understand why qualified high school students, especially minority students coming from disadvantaged backgrounds, fail to take advantage of the college opportunities that are available to them.

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