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Further remarks on the neuro-psychoses of defence.

My Involvement with SCiPThe Society for Computers in Psychology (SCiP) has played an important role in my career for a long time. In 1989, I was a newly minted PhD with a tenure track job and extra responsibilities for computing when I attended my first meeting of the Society. Past President Joe Sid-owski gave a memorable slide show on the history of the Society where, if memory serves, he inexplicably exhib-ited the rump of a rhesus monkey.I had learned about SCiP as a graduate student from my friend and office mate at the University of Pittsburgh, the late Tim Post, who was the first recipient of what is now the Castellan Award for the best student paper. He had won a subscription to the Psychonomic Society journal Behavior Research Methods, Instruments, & Computers (formerly Behavior Research Methods & Instrumenta-tion, now simply Behavior Research Methods), which has played a special role in the history of SCiP, and has been important for me personally. The late John Castellan him-self edited my first journal publication in BRMIC. In that manuscript, I informally referred to a system as having a “steep learning curve.” Castellan gently reminded me that for more than a century scientists had plotted time on the x-axis and percent correct on the y-axis, making a steep learning curve an indication of rapid learning. He told me that data on actual learning curves would be nice if I had it, and we speculated that the common misusage might have something to do with the image of a learner struggling up a steep hill. I dropped the informal reference from my manuscript and came away appreciating a person who embodied both high standards and compassion