________________________________________________________ VOLUME 2, ISSUE 4 PSYCHNEWS INTERNATIONAL July-Sept 1997 ________________________________________________________ ======================================================== EDITORIAL ======================================================== The study of human behavior, and other phenomena, would be slow, inefficient, and of limited utility if it were engaged in as a solitary pursuit. The discovery of phenomena, the invention of tools, the formulation of methods, and the explanation of relationships would be less meaningful if these types of information were not shared. A major benefit from sharing one's thoughts and knowledge is the refinement and further development of these aspects of the field. Scientists and clinicians have engaged in various means of communication within their field, with scholars in other fields, with the general public, government agencies, etc. This communication has been both formal and informal. It has ranged from brainstorming and feedback to collaboration to the disseminating of findings. In this issue, Dr Corriveau begins to explore the history of communication in science, its purpose, and its characteristics. In particular, he focuses on the Internet as a recent and increasingly popular means of communication among those who study human behavior. In developing his thesis he seeks input from others who are linked through the Internet. He invites readers to submit narrations of their own experience in using this medium. This approach itself illustrates one way in which the Internet enables faster, inexpensive, and informal communication across time and geographical distance. I hope that many readers will respond by completing Dr. Corriveau's survey. Leon C Pereira, Ph.D.