Volume 12, Number 2

Septermber, 2008

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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.

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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


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Division Representatives



Nelson Cowan

University of Missouri

(573) 882-7710



Ralph Miller

SUNY Binghamton

(607) 777-2291


Past President

Ed Wasserman

University of Iowa

(319) 335-2445



Veronica Dark

Iowa State

(515) 294-1688


Members-At-Large of the

Executive Committee

David Washburn (08-11)

Georgia State



Jeremy Wolfe (08-11)

Harvard University

(617) 768-8818


Mark Bouton (07-10)

University of Vermont

(802) 656-4164


Nora Newcombe (07-10)

Temple University

(215) 204-6944


Gil Einstein (06-09)

Furman University

(864) 294-3214


Karen Hollis (06-09)

Mount Holyoke College

(413) 538-2296


Graduate Student Representative

Daniel Brooks

University of Iowa

(319) 353-2031


Representative to APA Council

Emanuel Donchin (08-10)

University of South Florida

(813) 974-0466


Thomas R. Zentall (07-09)

University of Kentucky

(859) 257-4076


Committee Chairs

Michael Beran (Awards)

Georgia State

(404) 244-2469


Mike Young (Fellows, 08-09)

Southern Illinois University

(618) 453-3567


Emily Elliott (Program)

Louisiana State




Charles L. Brewer

Furman University

(803) 294-3216


Early Career Psychologist

Network Representative

Jessie Peissig

California State U. at Fullerton

(714) 278-8278



2009 APA Program Preview &

2008 Division 3 Fellows


2009 APA Program Preview

– Emily Elliott, Division 3 2009 Program Chair

We are planning for next year’s meeting in Toronto (Aug. 6-9, 2009) and are looking forward to an exciting convention. This year’s APA president, James Bray, is working closely with the divisions to bring together a new programming format, called the “Convention Within the Convention”. Division 3 has pledged two hours of our programming time to contribute to this event, in the hopes of bringing science to a larger audience at the convention. As one example of this, we are currently working with Division 5 (Evaluation, Measurement, & Statistics) to create a methodology strand as one component of the Convention Within the Convention. We are planning to work with other science divisions as well, to put together a strong program of well-attended events.

Also, we would like to encourage everyone to register early for the convention, so that we can try to get as many Division 3 members in the same hotel as possible. This will greatly facilitate participation in Division 3 programming, and will place you even closer to the fun events, like the Division 3 social hour! As soon as we have more details about the hotels, we will send out a message to the Division 3 list serve.

Finally, you can expect high quality Division 3 programming. New Fellows will be giving presentations, as well as New Investigator Award Winners from 2008. We are looking forward to another great conference, and hope to see lots of Division 3 members.

See you in Toronto!

Emily Elliott

2009 Program Chair, Division 3


2008 New Fellows

– Cathleen Moore & Michael Young

Division 3 is delighted to welcome seven new Fellows to its roster this year. Moshe Bar of Harvard Medical School, whose area of research is visual neuroscience, Jason L. Hicks of Louisiana State University, whose area of research is human memory, Darcia Narvaez of The University of Notre Dame, whose area of research is the development of moral reasoning, Charles Nelson of Harvard University, whose area of research is developmental neuroscience, and John Palmer of The University of Washington, whose area of research is visual attention, were all newly elected as Fellows of the APA through Division 3 this year (2008). Michael Beran of Georgia State University whose area of research is numerical cognition, and Marigold Linton of the University of Kansas, whose area of research is Human Memory and Learning, were also both elected to the Division 3 Fellows roster this year. Dr. Beran was previously elected as a Fellow in Division 6.  Dr. Linton was previously elected as a Fellow in Divisions 1 and 15. Congratulations to all.

[Editor's Note: Cathleen Moore of the University of Iowa was the Fellows Committee Chair this past year (2008). Michael Young of Southern Illinois U will serve as the Fellows Committee Chair for 2009.]