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 BriefGold jewelry, bronze axes and dozens of bodies were among the contents of the Wari empire ceremonial room.
- NewsBaseball hurlers provide clues to the ancient roots of bodies that can heave objects really fast.
- News in BriefAngkor, the capital of Cambodia's Khmer empire, included carefully planned suburbs that spread across the landscape.
- NewsFifth edition of the widely used psychiatric manual focuses attention on how mental disorders should be defined.
- NewsOccasional kills by Stone Age humans could not have driven creatures to extinction, researchers say.
- NewsPartial skeleton near root of monkey, ape and human line.
- NewsNeural efficiency reigns in brains of high-IQ individuals as they view their surroundings, a new study indicates.
- NewsAfter years of word training, a canine intuitively figures out how simple sentences work.
- FeatureWithout scientific competition and open debate, much psychology research goes nowhere.
- NewsApes and monkeys split from a common ancestor more than 25 million years ago, fossil finds suggest.