Volume 13, Number 2

September, 2009

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


Mark E. Faust

UNC at Charlotte


 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



Ralph Miller

SUNY Binghamton



Jeremy Wolfe

Brigham and Women's Hospital

Harvard Medical School


Past President

Nelson Cowan

University of Missouri



Veronica Dark

Iowa State


Members-At-Large of the

Executive Committee

Bob Cook (09-12)

Tufts University


Nancy Dess (09-12)

Occidental College


David Washburn (08-11)

Georgia State


Jeremy Wolfe (08-11)

Harvard University


Mark Bouton (07-10)

University of Vermont


Nora Newcombe (07-10)

Temple University


Graduate Student Representative

Angela AuBuchon

U. Missouri


Representative to APA Council

Randy Engle (10-12)

Georgia Tech


Emanuel Donchin (08-10)

University of South Florida


Committee Chairs

Janet Duchek (Awards)

Wash. U., St. Louis


Lisa Savage (Fellows)

SUNY Binghamtom


John Wixted (Program)




Charles L. Brewer

Furman University


Early Career Psychologist

Network Representative

Jessie Peissig

California State U. at Fullerton




Division 3 Graduate Student Representative Message


Angela AuBuchon

U. Missouri




First, I would like to take a sentence or two to introduce myself.  My name is Angela AuBuchon.  I am beginning my fourth year at the University of Missouri, and in addition to serving as your new Division 3 Student Representative, I spend my time studying individual differences in working memory capacity.


The Division 3 Student Representative is charged with helping students get the most out of their APA membership.  Interestingly, this seemed to be the unofficial theme of the 2009 APA Convention in Toronto as the following three questions came up time and time again.  I have tried to compile for you the many responses I heard throughout the convention.


What can APA do for you?

APA is the largest political voice for psychologists at the federal level.  To get a sense of the advocacy work that APA does, visit their Government Relations Office website at http://www.apa.org/ppo/.  Being a member of Division 3 (and maintaining that membership once you graduate), is an effective way to make sure your concerns as an Experimental Psychologist are represented by APA.


But that is a bit abstract, right? Can APA do anything for you directly? Absolutely! APA and the APA Graduate Student Association (APAGS), have a number of awards and fellowship opportunities:

1. To be an advocate mentioned above, check out graduate student internships http://www.apa.org/ppo/fellows/ offered by the Government Relations Office.

2. The APA Science Directorate offers a number of scholarships and research awards http://www.apa.org/science/funding.html. Check them out soon because the Dissertation Research Award deadline is September 15.

3. Scholarships and awards given by APAGS can be found at http://www.apa.org/apags/members/schawrdsintro.html


What can Division 3 do for you?

Being a part of Division 3 allows you to network with faculty members and fellow graduate students from across the country, all of whom share an interest in experimental psychology.  Additionally, Division 3 has five APA journals dedicated to experimental psychology, providing you with multiple outlets to publish your research.


What can you do for APA and Division 3?

SHARE YOUR RESEARCH! Whether you publish in an APA journal or present at the APA convention, disseminating your research to the other members of APA will help those members maintain a high quality of psychological research and practice themselves.  You might also consider holding a student leader position.  If you are interested in learning more about the Division 3 Student Representative position, or any of the positions available through APAGS, please contact me at amam87@mail.missouri.edu!