This special topics reader includes over 30 articles from recent issues of the "New York Times" on currently debated issues in Psychology. It introduces readers to cutting-edge data and theory on controversial topics in psychology, and makes them more savvy consumers of psychology in the popular press. Introductions to each article provide additional background, enabling readers to appreciate the importance of each debate. Features articles on topics in Neurobiology of Human Behavior, Cognition and Consciousness, Developmental Questions, Personality and Social Behavior, and Psychopathology and Its Treatment. For anyone interested in today's controversial issues in psychology.