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:


Editors, The Experimental Psychology Bulletin

Kristi S. Multhaup

Davidson College

(704) 894-2008


Mark E. Faust

Univ. of North Carolina at Charlotte

(704) 687-3564


 Humor Needed…

Why waste your time subjecting your family and friends to your humor when you can elicit guffaws from your colleagues?  Send us your science related humor: krmulthaup@davidson.edu 

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Division Representatives



Alice Healy

University of Colorado

(303) 492-5032



Thomas R. Zentall

University of Kentucky

(859) 257-4076


Past President

Randall W. Engle

Georgia Institute of Technology

(404) 894-8036



David S. Gorfein

University of Texas at Arlington

(817) 272-3200



Charles L. Brewer

Furman University

(803) 2943216


Members-At-Large of the Executive Committee

Ralph R. Miller (8/04-07)

Binghamton Univ., SUNY

(607) 777-2291


Nelson Cowan (8/04-07)

University of Missouri

(573) 882-7710


Veronica J. Dark (8/03-06)

Iowa State University

(515) 294-1688


Thomas R. Zentall (8/03-06)

University of Kentucky

(859) 257-4076


Earl B. Hunt (8/02-05)

University of Washington

(206) 543-8995


Judith F. Kroll (8/02-05)

Pennsylvania State University

(814) 863-0126


Representative to APA Council

Lewis P. Lipsitt (8/04-07)

Brown University

(401) 863-2332


Emanuel E. Donchin (8/03-06)

University of South Florida

(813) 974-0466


Board of Directors

J. Bruce Overmier

University of Minnesota

(612) 625-1835


Committee Chairs

James H. Neely (Awards)

SUNY at Alabany

(518) 442-5013


Mark H. Ashcraft (Fellows)

Cleveland State University

(216) 687-2545


Randall W. Engle (Membership)

Georgia Institute of Technology

(404) 894-8036


Sharon L. Armstrong (Program)

LaSalle University

(215) 951-1297


Deborah Clawson (Program)

Catholic University of America

(202) 319-6263






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


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



2:00      Randall W. Engle

              Working Memory Capacity and Cognitive


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


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


Session: Expertise and the Arts II     

09:00    Roger Chaffin 

              Practicing Perfection: Memory and Musical



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