Science Policy Insider News
Science Policy Insider News (June 2004)
On May 15-17, nine psychologists who conduct research on issues related to sexuality and sexual behavior attended the 12th Annual Science Advocacy Training Workshop sponsored by the Science Policy Office.
On June 2, the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health held its fifth hearing addressing NIH reauthorization.
One of PPO's goals is to bring relevant psychological science to bear on issues of national concern.
There have been exciting and rapidly evolving developments in computational mining of electronic text databases. Such databases have an explicit knowledge structure-- e.g. the meaning of the sentences and the intended communication-- but also contain an enormous amount of implicit knowledge, such as the meaning of words, the rules of syntax and grammar, the underlying topics of discourse, the relational structure of the topics and contents, and much more.
On June 15, two APA Fellows, Sandra A. Brown and Roger P. Weissberg, testified before the Subcommittee on Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee at a hearing entitled "Providing Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment Services to Adolescents".
Rockefeller Introduces Bill to Enhance Support of Behavioral Research at DHS; Data Mining at the White House - Richard Shiffrin Strikes Gold; HeLP (Healthy Lifestyles and Prevention) America Act To Be Introduced; A Place at the Table for Psychology; What's Happening With Science Funding?