APF Lectures at the APA Convention
Friday, Aug. 3
2:00 - 2:50 p.m.
Ellen J. Langer, PhD of Harvard University will present on the 2012 Arthur W. Staats Lecture on Unifying Psychology: The Psychology of Possibility. Dr. Langer's research has demonstrated that by noticing new things — the essence of mindfulness — health, well-being and competence will follow.
12:00 - 12:50 p.m.
Susan Limber, PhD will present Bullying Prevention Policy and Practice: Where Have We Come and Where Are We Headed? at this year's William Bevan Lecture on Psychology and Public Policy. Dr. Limber directed the first wide-scale implementation and evaluation of the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program in the United States and co-authored the Blueprint for the Bullying Prevention Program.
1:00 - 1:50 p.m.
Do you want to learn more about APF's more than 40 different funding opportunities? Join Parie Kadir, APF program officer, at an information session.
3:00 - 3:50 p.m.
David Lubinski will present the Esther Katz Rosen Lecture on Gifted Children/Adolescents. He is the co-director of the Study of Mathematically Precocious Youth (SMPY), a 50-year longitudinal study of over 5,000 intellectually talented participants. His talk will discuss Early Results from a 40-Year Follow-Up of SMPY Participants.
Saturday, Aug. 4
2 p.m. - 3:50 p.m
The 2012 Spielberger EMPathy Symposium, will feature Frans de Waal, PhD, Are We the Only Empathic Animal; Piotr Winkielman, PhD, Emotion, Imitation, and Embodied Social Cognition; Terry Keane, PhD, What Motivates Disorder Following Trauma Exposure?: Factors Related to the Development and Maintenance of PTSD.
4 p.m. - 4:50 p.m.
John Bradford Braithwaite, PhD, will present the 2012 Lynn Stuart Weiss Lecture on the Psychological Study of Social Issues: Building Peace by Broadening, Deepening and Lengthening Justice. Dr. Braithwaite is an Australian Research Council Federation Fellow and Founder of RegNet (the Regulatory Institutions Network) at the Australian National University.
5 p.m. - 5:50 p.m.
Robert Brooks, PhD, will give this year's Dr. Rosalee G. Weiss Lecture for Outstanding Leaders in Psychology. Dr. Brooks has lectured nationally and internationally on topics pertaining to motivation, resilience, family relationships, the qualities of effective leaders and executives, and balancing our personal and professional lives.