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APA's Science Directorate is offering two courses on emerging technologies and methodologies in psychological science that give graduate students and established researchers an opportunity to expand their research skills. The Advanced Training Institutes (ATIs) are offered every summer and are open to researchers of every level. The 2004 ATIs are:

  • Functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI).
    Students interested in learning more about fMRI are invited to apply for this ATI, which will be held May 30—June 4 in Charlestown, Mass. The course will include hands-on training in collecting and analyzing fMRI data, with a special focus on using the technology with nonhuman animals. Applications are available at the APA science index.

  • Working with large-scale databases.
    This course will offer students the opportunity to learn how to use data from the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development's Study of Early Child Care. The study, which will take place in Chapel Hill, N.C., covers demographic, family, maternal, paternal and caregiver characteristics; child social and emotional outcomes; language development; cognitive skills; school readiness; growth and health measures; and more. It includes data collected by observation, testing and face-to-face and phone interviews. Visit the APA science index for more information.



APA's Science Directorate is co-sponsoring the 17th International Workshop on Methodology of Twin and Family Studies: The Introductory Course, to be held at the University of Colorado at Boulder, March 1-5, 2004. The workshop will include sessions on the statistical analysis and study design of twin and family-based research.

Visit for information and the application form.