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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.

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.

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.

December 09, 2005

Piecing Together the Past

“Biocultural anthropologists are physical anthropologists that are committed to determining the facts of peoples’ lives by integrating biological and cultural data
.”--Rachel Watkins

May 05, 2006

Group Diversity: Mock Juries Reveal Surprising Effects of Diversity on Groups

"I think that looking at the observable effects of diversity on a group’s performance is a really fruitful way to get a sense of what diversity really means." --Samuel R. Sommers

September 08, 2006

Policy Issues and Emotions

"Students interested in political science might try volunteering at local political campaigns, nongovernmental organizations, citizen advocacy groups, and interest groups." --Charles Taber

November 24, 2006

Saving Languages, Sustaining Communities

“My interest has always been in language structure, the grammar of language,” Axelrod says. “So many different ways to talk about the world, it just makes you think how brilliant we are as human beings.”

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