APA's directorates recommend several not-to-miss programs at APA's 2012 Annual Convention, Aug. 2–5, in Orlando, Fla.


  • Kelly D. Brownell, PhD, "Making Research Matter: Strategic Science Harnessed to Create Social Change." Aug. 3, 1 p.m.
  • Daniel Schacter, PhD, "The Future of Memory: Imagining, Remembering and the Brain." Aug. 3, 2 p.m.
  • Edward Diener, PhD, "The Future of Subjective Well-Being Research." Aug. 4, 2 p.m.
  • Michael Meaney, PhD, "Vulnerability Across Generations: Nongenomic Transmission of Familial Risk." Aug. 4, 3 p.m.
  • Huda Akil, PhD, "The Neurobiology of Temperament and Emotions: A Molecular and Genetic Approach." Aug. 4, 4 p.m.


  • "Assisting Members of Vulnerable/Underserved Populations Affected by Natural Disasters." Aug. 3, noon.
  • "Clinical Practice in America Today." Aug. 3, 2 p.m.
  • "Updates and Applications of Practice Guidelines in Practice and Graduate Training." Aug. 4, 2 p.m.
  • "APA Treatment Guideline Development: A Progress Report." Aug. 4, 4 p.m.
  • "APA Guidelines for Health-Care Delivery Systems: How They Assist Practice." Aug. 4, 4 p.m.
  • "A Practical Approach to Incorporating Outcome Measures in a Clinical Practice." Aug. 4, 4 p.m.

Public Interest

  • "Addressing Obesity and Health Disparities in the Nation's Children." Aug. 2, noon.
  • "Immigration, Race and Disparities: Health Care, Education, Employment." Aug. 3, noon.
  • "Women Under Siege: Disparities and Despair." Aug. 3, 2 p.m.
  • "Promoting the Health and Wellness of Women with Disabilities." Aug. 3, 3 p.m.
  • "Expanding the Application of Telehealth Service Models to Underserved Populations with Chronic Illnesses and Disability." Aug. 4, 4 p.m.


  • A G. Stanley Hall Lecture by David M. Buss, PhD, "Why Students Love Evolutionary Psychology ... and How to Teach It." Aug. 3, noon.
  • Derald Wing Sue, PhD, "Microaggressions in the Classroom: Manifestation, Dynamics and Impact." Aug. 3, 1 p.m.
  • Harry Kirke Wolfe Lecture by Kenneth D. Keith, PhD, "A Letter to Teachers: William James, H.B. Alexander and Me." Aug. 3, 1 p.m.
  • A G. Stanley Hall Lecture by Christine Chiarello, PhD, "Brain Organization for Language: It's all in the Network(s)." Aug. 3, 2 p.m.
  • A G. Stanley Hall Lecture by Daniel L. Schacter, PhD, "The Seven Sins of Memory: An Update," Aug. 4, 2 p.m.
  • The Lee Gurel Lecture by Beverly Daniel Tatum, PhD, "Connecting the Dots: How Race in America's Classrooms Affects Achievement." Aug. 4, 3 p.m.