Volume 12, Number 1

March, 2008

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 

Division 3 E-mail Listserve Access

Subscribe to the Division 3 E-mail network to keep informed about Division 3 and issues regarding psychological science.  This is a monitored network to keep the number of e-mails down.

Subscribe:  Send an e-mail to listserv@lists.apa.org.  Leave the Subject line blank and type “subscribe div3” in the body of the message.

Send a Message (once subscribed):  div3@lists.apa.org

Questions:  Send e-mail to Mark Faust, UNC at Charlotte, mefaust@uncc.edu

Division Representatives



Ed Wasserman

University of Iowa

(319) 335-2445



Nelson Cowan

University of Missouri

(573) 882-7710


Past President

Howard Egeth

Johns Hopkins University

(410) 516-5324



Angelo Santi

Wilfrid Laurier University

(519) 884-0710


Members-At-Large of the

Executive Committee

Mark Bouton (8/07-10)

University of Vermont

(802) 656-4164


Nora S. Newcombe (8/07-10)

Temple University

(215) 204-6944


Gil Einstein (8/06-09)

Furman University

(864) 294-3214


Karen Hollis (8/06-09)

Mount Holyoke College

(413) 538-2296


Mark A. McDaniel (8/05-08)

Washington University, St. Louis

(314) 935-8030


Valerie F. Reyna (8/05-08)

Cornell University

(607) 254-1247


Graduate Student Representative

Daniel Brooks

University of Iowa

(319) 353-2031


Representative to APA Council

Emanuel Donchin (1/08-10)

University of South Florida

(813) 974-0466


Thomas R. Zentall (1/07-09)

University of Kentucky

(859) 257-4076


Committee Chairs

Mahzarin Banaji (Awards)

Harvard University

(617) 384-9203


Mike Young (Fellows, 08-09)

Southern Illinois University

(618) 453-3567


Cathleen Moore (Fellows, 07-08)

University of Iowa

(319) 335-2427


Jeremy Wolfe (Program)

Harvard University

(617) 768-8818



Charles L. Brewer

Furman University

(803) 294-3216


Early Career Psychologist

Network Representative

Jessie Peissig

California State U. at Fullerton

(714) 278-8278



Division 3 Executive Meeting Minutes

Minutes from Meeting at the Psychonomic Annual Meeting

Angelo Santi, Secretary-Treasurer, APA Division 3

Friday November 16, 2007

7:00 a.m. Hyatt Regency Long Beach

Long Beach, California


Present: Edward Wasserman (President), Howard Egeth (Past President), Nelson Cowan (President Elect), Gil Einstein, Nora Newcombe, Tom Zentall, Jeremy Wolfe, Mark Faust, Kristi Multhaup, Veronica Dark, Angelo Santi.


  1. Ed Wasserman provided an update of membership of the Executive Committee as well as the Chairs of committees.


  1. Program Chair’s Report

Jeremy Wolfe, this year’s Program Chair, provided an update on plans for the APA Convention in Boston, August 2008. Suggestions for programming were discussed. Veronica Dark noted that the Symposium and Poster Session on Memory Dynamics and the Optimization of Instruction held at APA in August 2007 was particularly successful. APA Division Services stored the poster boards that were purchased by the division and used for this session. Jeremy Wolfe will contact APA Division Services and arrange for them to be transported to Boston.


Nora Newcombe noted that Division 7 invites new Fellows and award winners in that division to give talks at the APA convention. Following some discussion, it was decided that speakers for this year’s Division 3 sessions will be solicited from the New Investigator Award winners from last year as well as the 9 new Fellows elected in Division 3 last year. Speakers will be offered $100 reimbursement for expenses.


This year’s Division 3 Poster Session will provide two graduate student prizes. The winner of the best graduate student poster will receive a plaque and a cheque for $100. The second-place award will be a plaque.


  1. Newsletter Editor’s Report

The continuing difficulty of getting APA to assist in keeping up with changing e-mail addresses was noted. Mark Faust noted that the Division 3 Listserv was working and that some messages had been posted. Although some of those present at the meeting said that they had received these postings, others had not. Mark will look into why this may have occurred.


  1. APA Council Report

Tom Zentall reported that an APA task force was assembled and met in September to recommend ways of making the annual meeting more attractive for science oriented psychologists to attend and present their research. The Task Force recommended that APA allocate 20 million dollars to enhance science at the APA convention. However, some of the divisions seeking to benefit from these funds do not seem to have much of a focus on science.

Tom also noted the advantages of reintroducing the Science Weekend concept; providing a program listing of science talks that would be sent out well before the convention; and, locating all of the relevant science talks in the same building at the convention.


  1. Other Business

Ed Wasserman noted that NIH has requested APA's help in providing names of potential peer reviewers. Patricia Clem Kobor, the Senior Science Policy Analyst in the Science Government Relations Office of APA is requesting a few VETTED names from Division 3 by Tuesday December 4, 2007. The NIH Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research has also released a Request for Information about basic behavioral and social sciences research. This information will be used to create a strategic plan for NIH support of basic behavioral and social sciences research. Some questions to guide responses are included in the NIH announcement, e.g. "What are the existing essential/foundational research topics already being supported and in need of continued support or further development (i.e. core areas of bBSSR)? What existing areas need to be phased out or dropped?" Division 3 was invited to provide responses to APA by November 19, 2007. APA needs to respond to NIH by November 26, 2007. Individuals were urged to respond due to the short lead time of this announcement.


  1. The meeting was adjourned at 7:50 a.m.


Respectfully submitted,


Angelo Santi


Department of Psychology

Wilfrid Laurier University

Waterloo, Ont. Canada N2L 3C5

(519) 884-0710, ext. 3087 Fax: (519) 746-7605