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
- NewsA mix of hunting and scavenging fed carnivorous cravings of early Homo species.
- NewsResearchers have found the first skeletal evidence that starving colonists ate their own.
- NewsCultural exchanges in southern Mexico and Guatemala tied to ancient society's rise.
- NewsWithin five months of birth, infants produce a possible neural marker of being aware of what they see.
- News in BriefPerhaps the oldest swatch of hominid skin yet found and –tzi the iceman’s Neandertal genetics are among the highlights from the physical anthropology meeting.
- NewsStudy of reconstructed skull section puts 4.4-million-year-old species in human evolutionary family.
- News in BriefThe hominid’s unusual build may place it in into humankind’s lineage.
- NewsJapanese sites yield late Stone Age evidence of people heating fish in ceramic vessels.
- NewsLanguage evolution might have fed off infants’ ability to use certain sounds to express various emotions.
- NewsGiven motivation, kids with autism can appreciate what other people think and believe.