Volume 9, Number 1

March, 2005

Submissions Welcome!

The Editors encourage submission of any announcements, and/or letters to the editors, regarding psychological science. 

Comments on the content and presentation of the newsletter are also appreciated.

Submit to:

krmulthaup@davidson.edu

Editors, The Experimental Psychology Bulletin

Kristi S. Multhaup

Davidson College

(704) 894-2008

krmulthaup@davidson.edu

Mark E. Faust

Univ. of North Carolina at Charlotte

(704) 687-3564

mefaust@uncc.edu

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Division Representatives

   2004-2005

President

Alice Healy

University of Colorado

(303) 492-5032

ahealy@psych.colorado.edu

President-Elect

Thomas R. Zentall

University of Kentucky

(859) 257-4076

zentall@uky.edu

Past President

Randall W. Engle

Georgia Institute of Technology

(404) 894-8036

randall.engle@psych.gatech.edu

Secretary-Treasurer

David S. Gorfein

University of Texas at Arlington

(817) 272-3200

gorfein@uta.edu

Historian

Charles L. Brewer

Furman University

(803) 2943216

charles.brewer@furman.edu

Members-At-Large of the Executive Committee

Ralph R. Miller (8/04-07)

Binghamton Univ., SUNY

(607) 777-2291

rmiller@binghamton.edu

Nelson Cowan (8/04-07)

University of Missouri

(573) 882-7710

cowann@missouri.edu

Veronica J. Dark (8/03-06)

Iowa State University

(515) 294-1688

vjdark@iastate.edu

Thomas R. Zentall (8/03-06)

University of Kentucky

(859) 257-4076

zentall@uky.edu

Earl B. Hunt (8/02-05)

University of Washington

(206) 543-8995

ehunt@u.washington.edu

Judith F. Kroll (8/02-05)

Pennsylvania State University

(814) 863-0126

jfk7@psu.edu

Representative to APA Council

Lewis P. Lipsitt (8/04-07)

Brown University

(401) 863-2332

Lewis_Lipsitt@Brown.edu

Emanuel E. Donchin (8/03-06)

University of South Florida

(813) 974-0466

donchin@shell.cas.usf.edu

Board of Directors

J. Bruce Overmier

University of Minnesota

(612) 625-1835

psyjbo@tc.umn.edu

Committee Chairs

James H. Neely (Awards)

SUNY at Alabany

(518) 442-5013

jn562@csc.albany.edu

Mark H. Ashcraft (Fellows)

Cleveland State University

(216) 687-2545

m.ashcraft@csuohio.edu

Randall W. Engle (Membership)

Georgia Institute of Technology

(404) 894-8036

randall.engle@psych.gatech.edu

Sharon L. Armstrong (Program)

LaSalle University

(215) 951-1297

armstrong@lasalle.edu

Deborah Clawson (Program)

Catholic University of America

(202) 319-6263

clawson@cua.edu

 

 

 

 

Division 3 APA Convention Program 2005

By Deborah Clawson & Sharon Lee Armstrong

Division 3 APA Program Co-Chairs

 

 

 

Division 3 programming for the APA Convention, August 18 – 21, will include 14 Invited Addresses, the Presidential Address, a poster session, a social hour, and the business meeting.  See below for the program -- we’re sure you’ll find it exciting and stimulating!

Note: APA asks us to designate the dates and times as “tentative” until the Convention office finishes reviewing them and printing the program. 

 

Strategies for Navigating the APA Convention Program

By Deborah Clawson

In deciding what talks to attend at a conference, are you accustomed to perusing the published program, reading the abstracts?  That is certainly my modus operandi.  Alas, the APA Convention Program is roughly the size of a metropolitan phone book and includes names and presentation titles, but not abstracts.  Choosing sessions to attend can be overwhelming. 

I would like to share three practical tips for navigating the APA Convention Program.  First, spend some time on the web before the conference.  As August approaches, APA will post a search tool on its Convention website.  For example, last year’s search tool, “Convention Scheduler,” allowed users to search the program by keyword, index term (e.g. Cognition), division number, or speaker name.  Invaluable!  Second, take a look at the first sections of the printed program, sections which list the APA award addresses and other programs arranged by APA offices in Washington.  Third, when you arrive at the convention, find a copy of the printed Division 3 program; there will be copies in the APA section of the exhibit area and at the Division 3 sessions.  That program will include abstracts of all Division 3 addresses, with schedule and location information for each.

I hope these three tips make your Convention planning a little bit easier.  ‘See you in Washington!

 

APA Division 3  (Experimental Psychology) TENTATIVE Schedule

Experimental Psychology and Its Applications

 

Thursday, August 18, 2005

                                                                                                                                                                                    Session: Animal Learning and Memory 

09:00    Lisa M. Savage    

              Insights About Learning, Memory and Neural

              Processes From Animal Models

 

10:00    Peter Balsam

              Going With the Flow:  Time, Learning and

              Action

11:00-12:45 Executive Committee Meeting

 

Session: Working Memory Capacity and Executive Control

1:00      Akira Miyake

              The Role of Inner Speech in Executive

              Control

 

2:00      Randall W. Engle

              Working Memory Capacity and Cognitive

              Control

Session: Cognitive Interventions in Aging 

3:00      Denise Park

              Interventions for Free Range Cognition in

              Older Adults

Friday, August 19, 2005

 

Session: Aviation and Human Factors

08:00    Nadine Sarter

              Cognitive Ergonomics: The Application of

              Basic Research to Interface Design

 

09:00    Arthur F. Kramer 

              Applying Psychology: Walking, Driving and

              Flying                                       

Emotion, Motivation and Personality: 2005 Spielberger EMPathy Symposium

10:00     Steven F. Maier 

               Some Mechanisms Which Cause Memory

               Declines with Aging

Session: Presidential Address 

2:00       Alice Healy 

               Cognitive Processes in Communication

               Between Pilots and Air-Traffic Controllers

3:00                Poster Session

 

4:00+             Division 3 Business Meeting

 

5:00                Divisions 3 & 6 Social Hour

 

Saturday, August 20, 2005

 

Session: Expertise and the Arts I  

08:00    James E. Cutting

              Canon, Category, and Culture: An

              Empirical Historiography of French

              Impressionism

Session: Expertise and the Arts II     

09:00    Roger Chaffin 

              Practicing Perfection: Memory and Musical

              Performance

 

10:00    K. Anders Ericsson 

              Inviting the Biggest Effects Into the Lab:

              Studying Expert Performance

Session: Making Decisions  

1:00       Barry Schwartz     

               Maximizing and Satisficing: When “Good

               Enough”  is Better Than “Best”

Sunday, August 21, 2005

 

Session: Psychology, Public Policy, and Education

12:00     Nora S. Newcombe 

               How Education Shortchanges Spatial

               Intelligence: A Problem and Its Remedies.

 

1:00       Diane F. Halpern

               Using Psychological Research as a

               Foundation for PublicPolicy