Programming Highlights for Scientists

This is a selected list of science-related sessions and activities at the APA convention, compiled by the APA Science Directorate. Please check back as sessions are added.

Thursday, Aug. 7

Invited Address: Brady-Schuster Award
9:00 a.m. - 9:50 a.m.
Alice M. Young, PhD
Drug Cues and Drug Tolerance
Convention Center 209B
Sponsor(s)/Division(s): 28
Session ID: 434

Invited Address: Donald O. Hebb Award
11:00 a.m. - 11:50 a.m.
Michael Domjan, PhD
Behavioral Adaptations and Learning
Convention Center 102A
Sponsor(s)/Division(s): 6, 3, 22, 25, 28
Session ID: 921

Invited Address
11:00 a.m. - 11:50 a.m.
Wendy Wood, PhD
Habits in Everyday Life: How to Form Good Habits and Change Bad Ones
Convention Center 140B
Sponsor(s)/Division(s): 8, 1, 14, 23, 38, 39
Session ID: 751
 
Invited Address
11:00 a.m. - 11:50 a.m.
Joe Palca, PhD
Science and News: A Marriage of Convenience
Convention Center 147A
Sponsor(s)/Division(s): 3, 1, 6, 7, 8, 17, 21, 34, 40, 41, 46
Session ID: 755

Invited Address
1:00 p.m. - 1:50 p.m.
James A. Blumenthal, PhD
Polemics of Depression Assessment and Treatment in Coronary Heart Disease
Convention Center 147B
Sponsor(s)/Division(s): 38
Session ID: 1258

Invited Address
1:00 p.m. - 1:50 p.m.
Laurie Ryan, PhD
Alzheimer's Disease: Targets and Treatments
Convention Center 152B
Sponsor(s)/Division(s): 40, 3, 6, 12, 20, 22
Session ID: 187

Invited Address: William James Award
2:00 p.m. - 2:50 p.m.
Nancy L. Segal, PhD
The Minnesota Study of Twins Reared Apart: The Science Behind the Fascination
Convention Center 152B
Sponsor(s)/Division(s): 1
Session ID: 313

Invited Address
2:00 p.m. - 2:50 p.m.
Roger Dixon, PhD
Epidemiological Approaches to Cognitive Aging: Trajectories, Transitions, Modifiers, and Mechanisms
Convention Center 101
Sponsor(s)/Division(s): 20, 3, 7, 12, 27, 40
Session ID: 684

Invited Address
3:00 p.m. - 3:50 p.m.
Carl Hart, PhD
Neuroscience of Addiction
Convention Center 143C
Sponsor(s)/Division(s): 40, 1, 3, 6, 17, 28, 44, 50, APAGS
Session ID: 511

Friday, Aug. 8

Invited Address
9:00 a.m. - 9:50 a.m.
Steven J. Suomi, PhD
Epigenetic Influences on Gene-Environment Interplay Throughout Development in Rhesus Monkeys and Other Primates
Convention Center 101
Sponsor(s)/Division(s): 3, 1, 6, 7
Session ID: 769

Invited Address
9:00 a.m. - 10:50 a.m.
Philip Zimbardo, PhD
Transforming Evil Into Heroic Good
Convention Center Ballroom C
Sponsor(s)/Division(s): 1, 3, 6, 8, 9, 12, 17, 34, 35, 39, 41, 46, 49, 51, 52, APAGS
Session ID: 311

Invited Address
10:00 a.m. - 10:50 a.m.
Dawn Wilson, PhD
Relevance and Impact of Behavioral and Social Sciences on Health Policy in the Next Decade
Convention Center 145A
Sponsor(s)/Division(s): 38
Session ID: 1260

Invited Address
11:00 a.m. - 11:50 a.m.
Jude Cassidy, PhD
Convention Center 145A
Sponsor(s)/Division(s): 7, 3, 6, 10, 12, 34, 37, 40, APAGS
Session ID: 400

Invited Address
11:00 a.m. - 11:50 a.m.
Jane Wardle, PhD
Putting Behavior Into the Genetics of Obesity
Convention Center 146C
Sponsor(s)/Division(s): 38, 52, International Psychology
Session ID: 1266

Invited Address: Franklin V. Taylor Award
11:00 a.m. - 11:50 a.m.
Robert Proctor, PhD
Valuing the Contributions of Applied Experimental Psychologists
Convention Center 302
Sponsor(s)/Division(s): 21, 3
Session ID: 737

Invited Address: Research Ethics
1:00 p.m. - 1:50 p.m.
Timothy J. Trull, PhD
Ethical Issues in Ambulatory Assessment and Daily-Life Research
Convention Center 149A
Sponsor(s)/Division(s): APA Board of Scientific Affairs, 1, 3, 8, 27, 28, 41, APA Committee on Human Research
Session ID: 427

Invited Address: 2014 Distinguished Scientific Contribution Award
1:00 p.m. - 1:50 p.m.
Richard N. Aslin, PhD
Statistical Learning and the Implicit Allocation of Attention by Human Infants
Convention Center 147A
Sponsor(s)/Division(s): APA, 3, 7
Session ID: 439
 
Symposium
1:00 p.m. - 1:50 p.m.
Finding Success Outside of Academia - What's Out There and How You Qualify
Convention Center 147B
Sponsor(s)/Division(s): APA Membership Board, 6, 8, 12, 17, 21, 27, 28, 34, 41, APA Board of Scientific Affairs, APA Science Student Council
Session ID: 428
 
Invited Address: 2014 Distinguished Scientific Contribution Award
2:00 p.m. - 2:50 p.m.
John A. Bargh, PhD
From the Physical to the Psychological
Convention Center 147B
Sponsor(s)/Division(s): APA, 1, 3, 6, 8, 21
Session ID: 440

Invited Address: Master Lecture
2:00 p.m. - 2:50 p.m.
Nancy Eisenberg, PhD
Emotion-Related Self-Regulation: The Construct and Its Relation to Adjustment and Maladjustment
Convention Center 147A
Sponsor(s)/Division(s): APA Board of Scientific Affairs, 1, 7, 12, 17, APA Board of Professional Affairs
Session ID: 425

Invited Address: Master Lecture
3:00 p.m. - 3:50 p.m.
Daniel Stokols, PhD
The Science of Team Science: Contributions From Psychology
Convention Center 140B
Sponsor(s)/Division(s): APA Board of Scientific Affairs, 1, 6, 8, 17, 21, 34
Session ID: 379

Symposium
3:00 p.m. - 3:50 p.m. 
Navigating the National Funding Climate - Why What Happens on Capitol Hill Matters
Convention Center 158  
Sponsor(s)/Division(s): APA Policy and Planning Board, 3, 6, 8, 12, 17, 21, 27, 28, 41, APA Board of Scientific Affairs, APA Science Student Council 
Session ID: 431 

Symposium
3:00 p.m. - 3:50 p.m.
Overview of the 2014 Standards for Educational and Psychological Testing
Convention Center 147A
Sponsor(s)/Division(s): APA Board of Scientific Affairs, 5, 16, 17, 21, 41, APA Committee on Psychological Tests and Assessment
Session ID: 436

Presidential Address
4:00 p.m. - 4:50 p.m.
James W. Pennebaker, PhD
Rethinking Massive Online Classes: The Educational, Social, and Economic Updates
Convention Center 145A
Sponsor(s)/Division(s): 8, 1, 9, 2, 21, 27, 38, 39, 46
Session ID: 763

Saturday, Aug. 9

Presidential Address
9:00 a.m. - 9:50 a.m.
Keith F. Widaman, PhD
Testing Theoretical Conjectures and Doing So Strongly
Convention Center 206
Sponsor(s)/Division(s): 5
Session ID: 1225

Invited Address: Ernest R. Hilgard Award
9:00 a.m. - 9:50 a.m.
Morton A. Gernsbacher, PhD
Diverse Brains
Convention Center 202B
Sponsor(s)/Division(s): 1
Session ID: 314

Invited Address: G. Stanley Hall Award
11:00 a.m. - 11:50 a.m.
Michael E. Lamb, PhD
Children and the Law: A Developmental Approach
Convention Center 143A
Sponsor(s)/Division(s): 7, 8, 37, 41
Session ID: 409

Invited Address: Urie Bronfenbrenner Award for Lifetime Contribution to Developmental Psychology
12:00 p.m. - 12:50 p.m.
Ann Masten, PhD
Ordinary Magic Revisited: Advances in Resilience Science, Practice, and Policy
Convention Center 156
Sponsor(s)/Division(s): 7, 6, 8, 37
Session ID: 408

Invited Address
12:00 p.m. - 12:50 p.m.
Scott O. Lilienfeld, PhD
Uses and Abuses of Neuroimaging: Implications for Clinical Psychology
Convention Center 145B
Sponsor(s)/Division(s): 12
Session ID: 1493

Presidential Address
1:00 p.m. - 1:50 p.m.
Gail Goodman, PhD
Child Victims: Law, and Memory
Convention Center 156
Sponsor(s)/Division(s): 7, 6, 37, 41, 56
Session ID: 407

Invited Address
1:00 p.m. - 1:50 p.m.
Keith Humphreys, PhD
How Can Psychologists Improve National Policy Regarding Addiction and Mental Illness?
Convention Center 145A
Sponsor(s)/Division(s): 8, 1, 9, 12, 18, 27, 31, 42, 50, 54, APAGS
Session ID: 765
 
Presidential Address
1:00 p.m. - 1:50 p.m.
Lisa M. Savage, PhD
Neural Mechanisms Underlying Behavioral Approaches That Restore Learning and Memory
Convention Center 204B
Sponsor(s)/Division(s): 6, 3, 22, 28, APAGS
Session ID: 919

Invited Address
1:00 p.m. - 1:50 p.m.
Timothy W. Smith, PhD
Marriage and the Heart: An Interpersonal Perspective on Relationship Quality and Cardiovascular Risj
Convention Center 145B
Sponsor(s)/Division(s): 38
Session ID: 1262

Invited Address: Linking Research With People and Other Animals
2:00 p.m. - 2:50 p.m.
William D. Hopkins, PhD
Chimpanzees As a Model Species for the Study of Typical and Atypical Cognition, Emotion, and Personality in Humans
Convention Center 154A
Sponsor(s)/Division(s): APA Board of Scientific Affairs, APA Committee on Animal Research and Ethics, 3, 6, 28, 34
Session ID: 426

Invited Address: 2014 Distinguished Scientific Contribution Award
3:00 p.m. - 3:50 p.m.
Carol A. Barnes, PhD
Temporal Lobe Correlates of Memory Decline in Normal Aging
Convention Center 144A
Sponsor(s)/Division(s): APA, 3, 6, 12, 17, 20, 28
Session ID: 443
 
Invited Address: Master Lecture
3:00 p.m. - 3:50 p.m.
David A. Kenny, PhD
It Is the Relationship, Stupid!
Convention Center 147B
Sponsor(s)/Division(s): APA Board of Scientific Affairs, 5, 8
Session ID: 463
 
Invited Address: Neal Miller Lecture
4:00 p.m. - 4:50 p.m.
Stuart M. Zola, PhD
Memory, Magic, the Brain, and a Little Bit About Alzheimer's
Convention Center 140A
Sponsor(s)/Division(s): APA Board of Scientific Affairs, 3, 6, 12, 17, 20, 21, 28
Session ID: 377
 
Symposium
4:00 p.m. - 4:50 p.m.
Hire Me! Being Strategic When Seeking Employment in Academia
Convention Center 144C
Sponsor(s)/Division(s): APA Board of Scientific Affairs, 1, 6, 8, 12, 17, 27, 28, 34, APA Science Student Council
Session ID: 378
 
Invited Address: Master Lecture
4:00 p.m. - 4:50 p.m.
Timothy J. Trull, PhD
Ambulatory Assessment in Clinical Psychology
Convention Center 140B
Sponsor(s)/Division(s): APA Board of Scientific Affairs, 12, 17
Session ID: 438
 
Invited Address: 2014 Distinguished Scientific Award for the Applications of Psychology
4:00 p.m. - 4:50 p.m.
G. Terence Wilson, PhD
Evidence-Based Psychological Treatment: Progress and Future Challenges
Convention Center 147B
Sponsor(s)/Division(s): APA, 12
Session ID: 441