Join APF in Washington

The American Psychological Foundation is hosting a series of lectures and presentations at this year's convention.

  • Listen to lectures on psychology and public policy, creativity and international law.
  • Learn about APF’s funding opportunities for students and early career psychologists. 
  • Hear prestigious speakers such as Peter Salovey, Faye Crosby, and Ian Gotlib.

Friday, Aug. 8, 2014

1-1:50 p.m.

  • Convention Center, Room 149B
    Paradoxes in Policy Research,” the William Bevan Lecture for Psychology and Public Policy by Faye J. Crosby, PhD, of the University of California, Santa Cruz. Crosby has oriented her career toward bringing a psychological understanding of human behavior to policymaking.
  • Convention Center, Room 148
    "American Psychological Foundation Grants and Scholarships," Join APF Executive Director/Executive Vice President Elisabeth R. Straus and Program Officer Samantha Edington for an information session to learn about the foundation's more than 40 funding opportunities.

2-2:50 p.m.

  • Convention Center, Room 148
    “Giftedness in the Making: The ‘Being’ and ‘Doing’ of Talent Development and Creativity,” the Esther Katz Rosen Lecture on Gifted Children and Adolescents by David Yun Dai, PhD, of the University at Albany, State University of New York. Dai’s research includes the psychology of talent development, conceptual foundations of gifted education, education for creativity and research methodology in gifted education.

2-3:50 p.m.

  • Convention Center, Room 149B
    The 2014 Spielberger EMPathy Symposium, featuring three talks:
    "Socio-emotional signal processing in primates" by Lisa Parr, PhD, of Emory University.
    “Empathy and Interpersonal Accuracy in the Clinical Encounter,” by Judith A. Hall, PhD, of Northeastern University.
    "Understanding and Reducing Risk for Depression,” by Ian Gotlib, PhD, of Stanford University.

4-4:50 p.m.

  • APF/APA Awards Ceremony
    Marriott Marquis Hotel, Liberty Salons I-M
    Please join APF in honoring the 2014 gold medalists and the recipient of the Charles L. Brewer Distinguished Teaching of Psychology Award.

  • Gold Medal Award for Life Achievement in the Application of Psychology: Richard M. Lerner, PhD
  • Gold Medal Award for Life Achievement in the Science of Psychology: Thomas J. Bouchard, Jr., PhD
  • Gold Medal Award for Life Achievement in Psychology in the Public Interest: Bonnie R. Strickland, PhD, ABPP
  • Gold Medal Award for Life Achievement in the Practice of Psychology: Gilbert O. Sanders, EdD, ABMP
  • Charles L. Brewer Distinguished Teaching of Psychology Award: Mary Kite, PhD

Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014

3-3:50 p.m.

  • Convention Center, Room 149A
    The Arthur W. Staats Lecture on Unifying Psychology by Peter Salovey, PhD, Yale University president.

4-4:50 p.m.

  • Convention Center, Room 144B
    “Musings on Making Psychology a Household Word,” the Dr. Rosalee G. Weiss Lecture for Outstanding Leaders in Psychology by Lisa Grossman, JD, PhD, ABPP. Grossman is a clinical and forensic psychologist in private practice in Chicago, and integrates law and psychology through presentations and consultation.

5-5:50 p.m.

  • Convention Center, Room 144B
    “To be or not to be...morally engaged: Psychological perspectives and international law,” the Lynn Stuart Weiss Lecture on the Psychological Study of Social Issues by Kathleen Malley-Morrison, PhD, of Boston University. Malley-Morrison ’s research and publications have focused primarily on international perspectives on state-sponsored violence and peace.