Bruce Bower has written about the behavioral sciences since 1984. He often writes about psychology, anthropology, archaeology and mental health issues. Bruce has a master's degree in psychology from Pepperdine University and a master's degree in journalism from the University of Missouri. Following an internship at Science News in 1981, he worked as a reporter at Psychiatric News, a publication of the American Psychiatric Association, until joining Science News as a staff writer. In 1996, the American Psychological Association appointed Bruce a Science Writer Fellow, with a grant to visit psychological scientists of his own choosing. Early stints as an aide in a day school for children and teenagers with severe psychological problems and as a counselor in a drug diversion center provided Bruce with a surprisingly good background for a career in science journalism.
Bruce Bower's Articles
- News in BriefThink of it as the bookworm’s bonus: People who read first-rate fiction become more socially literate, at least briefly, a new study suggests.
- NewsAgriculture’s introduction led to big falls as well as rises in numbers of Europeans.
- NewsKid-friendly test suggests that the ability to visualize objects from different angles starts early.
- NewsTop players' arm motions when betting provide clues to whether or not they hold strong cards.
- NewsCommitting low-stakes acts of dishonesty enhances perpetrators’ moods.
- NewsEvolution has primed infants to focus on noises linked to longstanding dangers, a new study finds.
- FeaturePeople who can’t carry a tune, or can but think they can’t, are a rich resource for researchers studying musical ability.
- NewsScarce funds reduce mental abilities of U.S. shoppers and Indian farmers, experiments suggest.
- News'Soft' sciences inflate support for what scientists expected to find, data check suggests.
- NewsAncient Egyptians used advanced techniques to make beads out of 'metal from the sky.'