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
- NewsGiven motivation, kids with autism can appreciate what other people think and believe.
- NewsUndernourishment in first year of life may destabilize personality decades later.
- NewsBrazilian site may have been home to people before the Clovis hunters.
- NewsStone Age folk were built for journeying farther than even the most active individuals today.
- NewsPlaying action video games gives a literacy boost to dyslexic children who read poorly, a disputed study suggests.
- News in BriefCold War–era imagery reveals transportation networks extended throughout Middle East.
- PeopleTackling women’s pro football.
- News in BriefGenetic analysis indicates Stone Age people mated infrequently with Neandertals and other close relatives.
- NewsA report that chimps divvy up rewards much as people do draws criticism.
- News in BriefNew fossils enter the debate over tiny humanlike species that lived in Indonesia.