Another first at this year's convention is programming developed by themes, as determined by APA's 53 divisions.
Below are the 2002 themes and program highlights.
For more details about each track and session--including time and place--consult the Convention Program, available at the APA convention Web site.
Consciousness and unconsciousness:origins and processes
Sponsoring divisions: 1 (Society for General Psychology), 3 (Experimental), 6 (Behavioral Neuroscience and Comparative), 7 (Developmental), 8 (Society for Personality and Social Psychology) and 15 (Educational).
"Machine in the ghost: the automaticity of higher mental processes," with John Bargh, PhD.
"Machine in the ghost II--the automaticity of higher mental processes," with John Bargh, PhD, Walter Mischel, PhD, Roy F. Baumeister, PhD, and Wendi Gardner, PhD.
"Conscious and unconscious strategy discovery" with Robert S. Siegler, PhD.
"What are the origins of consciousness?" with Colin Allen, PhD, Dare Baldwin, PhD, Sarah T. Boysen, PhD, and Irene Pepperberg, PhD.
Stability, change and early experience
Sponsoring divisions: 1, 3, 6, 7, 8 and 15.
"Genocide and hate: origins and change," with Frank Farley, PhD, and Robert J. Sternberg, PhD.
"How does early experience matter?" with Jeanne Brooks-Gunn, PhD, Carol Dweck, PhD, Martha J. Farah, PhD, and Gilbert Gottlieb, PhD.
"Seven propositions about intelligence," with James R. Flynn, PhD.
Playing fair--juggling multiple views of fairness
Sponsoring divisions: 5 (Evaluation, Measurement and Statistics), 13 (Society of Consulting Psychology), 14 (Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology), 19 (Military), 21 (Applied Experimental and Engineering) and 23 (Society for Consumer Psychology).
"Multiple views of fairness--what's hot (and what's not) in the divisions," with Wayne J. Camara, PhD, Kecia M. Thomas, PhD, Alan M. Lesgold, PhD, Janice Laurence, PhD, and Gregory Pennington, PhD.
"Conversation with Studs Terkel: the working person's view of fairness," with Studs Terkel and Rev. Ed Townley.
"When ethics and law collide--issues from education and practice," with Stephen Behnke, PhD, JD, and Billie J. Hinnefeld, JD.
"Figuring fairness--a workshop on item fairness," chaired by Kevin R. Murphy, PhD.
Sponsoring divisions: 5, 13, 14, 19, 21 and 23.
Video and poster session, "Psychotechnology," chaired by Douglas Griffith, PhD.
"Technology: challenges and opportunities," with David Woods, PhD.
"Technological implications for organizational, consumer, military and engineering psychology," with Frank Landy, PhD, William Macey, PhD, Allen L. Parchem, PhD, W. Alan Nicewander, PhD, and Deborah Boehm-Davis, PhD.
"Final wrap-up," chaired by Douglas Griffith, PhD.
Social justice in an age of globalization
Sponsoring divisions: 9 (Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues), 27 (Society for Community Research and Action), 34 (Population and Environmental), 48 (Society for the Study of Peace, Conflict and Violence) and 52 (International).
"Social justice in an age of globalization: setting the stage for action," with the Hon. Jesse L. Jackson Jr.
"Telling stories that matter: from the heart to the world," with Ruth Behar, PhD.
"Psychology of rhetoric and vice versa--examining the language of terrorism," with Theodore R. Sarbin, PhD, and Joseph B. Juhasz, PhD.
Moderated poster discussion: "Global perspectives in social justice and terrorism."
"Advocacy training panel--connecting research and action for social justice and human rights," with Anne E. Brodsky, PhD, Ivan Kos, PhD, Tod S. Sloan, PhD, Jeanine C. Cogan, PhD, and Debi Starnes, PhD.
Moderated roundtable debate: "Psychology at the front lines: Is it time for action?" with Kurt Salzinger, PhD, James S. Jackson, PhD, and Jason Wallach.
"Terrorism, poverty, racism--enemies for a nation at war?" with Melba J.T. Vasquez, PhD, Alan I. Leshner, PhD, Judith E.N. Albino, PhD, Ethel Tobach, PhD, and Robert J. Sternberg, PhD.
Aggression in early childhood
Sponsoring divisions: 16 (School), 37 (Child, Youth and Family Services), 53 (Society of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology) and 54 (Society of Pediatric Psychology).
"Influences on aggression in early childhood," with John E. Lochman, PhD.
"Approaches to intervention for and prevention of aggression in early childhood," with Daniel Shaw, PhD, Karen L. Bierman, PhD, and Kenneth D. Gadow, PhD.
"Hot topic: interpretation of research findings to the public--avoiding pitfalls," with Deborah A. Phillips, PhD.
"NICHD study of early child care and youth development: a research update," with Robert C. Pianta, PhD, and Aletha C. Huston, PhD.
Reconceptualizing children's mental health
Sponsoring divisions: 16, 37, 53 and 54.
"Advancing the Surgeon General's agenda for children's mental health," with Patrick Tolan, PhD.
"Moving empirically supported treatments into the everyday lives of children," with William E. Pelham Jr., PhD, Anthony Spirito, PhD, Thomas R. Kratochwill, PhD, and Stephen P. Hinshaw, PhD.
"Are children getting the services they need?" with James C. Ascough, PhD, Elizabeth H. Akey, PhD, F. Daniel Armstrong, PhD, E. Wayne Holden, PhD, and Heather Ringeisen, PhD.
An evolving world
Sponsoring divisions: 17 (Counseling), 35 (Society for the Psychology of Women), 44 (Society for the Psychological Study of Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Issues), 45 (Society for the Psychological Study of Ethnic Minority Issues) and 51 (Society for the Psychological Study of Men and Masculinity).
"Interlocking issues of culture, poverty and violence--an international perspective," with W. Rodney Hammond, PhD, Bernice Lott, PhD, Corann Okorodudu, EdD, Paul R. Kimmel, PhD, Thomas A. Parham, PhD, and Sari Dworkin, PhD.
"Changing roles of work and family," with Lucia A. Gilbert, PhD.
"Cultural evolution of gender identity--changing the construction of identity," with Ronald F. Levant, EdD, James M. Cantor, PhD, Joanne E. Callan, PhD, and Pamela Trotman Reid, PhD.
Understanding grief and loss from a multicultural perspective
Sponsoring divisions: 17, 35, 44, 45 and 51.
"Understanding grief and loss from a multicultural perspective," with Melba J.T. Vasquez, PhD.
"Understanding and intervening around trauma, grief and loss: An intergender perspective," with Sam V. Cochran, PhD, and Constance J. Daleberg, PhD.
"Understanding and intervening around trauma, grief and loss: the impact of sexual orientation," with Laura S. Brown, PhD.
"Understanding and intervening around trauma, grief and loss: the impact of race and ethnicity," with Gayle Y. Iwamasa, PhD, Linda James Myers, PhD, Andres Barona, PhD, and Carolyn Barcus, EdD.
Lifecycle of clinical practice--taking care of business
Sponsoring divisions: 29 (Psychotherapy), 31 (State Psychological Association Affairs), 39 (Psychoanalysis), 42 (Psychologists in Independent Practice) and 46 (Media).
"Indomitable vitality of professional psychology: past, present and future," with Nicholas A. Cummings, PhD.
"Business of clinical life--starting and maintaining an independent practice," with Michael B. Spellman, PhD, Kalman M. Heller, PhD, and Laurie J. Kolt, PhD.
"Political advocacy going public: What's in it for me?" with Nanci C. Klein, PhD, Peter Sheras, PhD, and Karen G. Shore, PhD.
"Reflections on clinical life," with Dorothy W. Cantor, PsyD, and Stanley Moldawsky, PhD.
Lifecycle of clinical practice--taking care of people
Sponsoring divisions: 29, 31, 39, 42 and 46.
"Conversation across the decades--two clinicians compare experiences," with Joan Sarnat, PhD, and Tom Cicciarelli, PsyD.
"Health psychology at the cutting edge," with Dean Ornish, MD, Steven N. Blair, PED, Lilli Friedland, PhD, and Patricia Pimental, PsyD.
"Yin, Yang and the Yankees--finding a balance between clinical and personal life," with Ellen K. Baker, PhD, Robert A. Brown, PhD, Toni Vaughn Heineman, Lynn T. Pantano, PhD, and Karen W. Saakvitne, PhD.
"Legacies of clinical life," with Irene Fast, PhD, and Nathan N. Stockhamer, PhD.
Biocultural determinants of health
Sponsoring divisions: 18 (Psychologists in Public Service), 20 (Adult Development and Aging), 22 (Rehabilitation),40 (Clinical Neuropsychology) and 55 (American Society for the Advancement of Pharmacotherapy).
"SES and health: the role of psychology in unraveling the mystery," with Nancy Adler, PhD.
"Emotion and health: probing the connection," with Richard J. Davidson, PhD.
"Culture, cognition and aging," with Denise C. Park, PhD.
"Culture and cognition--ethical, theoretical and practical challenges," with Josette Harris, PhD and Jennifer J. Manly, PhD.
"Crawling outside the crib of tradition: challenges and lessons from the psychology of genetics," with Robert Croyle, PhD.
"Are there cultural issues in AIDS prevention?" with Gail E. Wyatt, PhD.
"Successful aging: the role of wisdom and a strategy of life management," with Paul B. Baltes, PhD.
Personal choice and change
Sponsoring divisions: 25 (Behavior Analysis), 28 (Psychopharmacology and Substance Abuse), 33 (Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities), 38 (Health), 47 (Exercise and Sport) and 50 (Addictions).
"Personal choice and change," with George Ainslie, MD.
"I can't help it: individual choice and health compromising behaviors," with Robert L. Balster, PhD, and Stanton Peele, PhD.
"Successful interventions and why they work," with Stephen T. Higgins, PhD, Craig Ramey, PhD, and Donald R. Hellison, PhD.
Personal choice and societal responsibility
Sponsoring divisions: 25, 28, 33, 38, 47 and 50.
"On the need to develop psychologically plausible models of behavior: a critique of U.S. drug policy," with Martin Y. Iguchi, PhD, Peter Reuter, PhD, and Jonathan Caulkins, PhD.
"Power of stigma," with Steven C. Hayes, PhD, J. David Smith, EdD, and Chris S. Crandall, PhD.
"Experiential aspects of the relaxation response," with Herbert Benson, MD.
Psychology--a creative force in the modern world
Sponsoring divisions: 2 (Society for the Teaching of Psychology), 10 (Psychology and the Arts), 24 (Theoretical and Philosophical), 26 (History), 32 (Humanistic) and 36 (Religion).
"Meet the Renaissance team: discussions with eminent psychologists on how psychology has changed the modern world," with Stephen J. Ceci, PhD, Patrick H. DeLeon, PhD, JD, Albert Ellis, PhD, and Lenore E. Walker, EdD.
"Creative research strategies, qualitative research and the human sciences," with Karl E. Scheibe, PhD, Jill G. Morawski, PhD, Robert Elliott, PhD, and David Rennie, PhD.
"Creative research strategies in the human sciences--research exhibits," with Robert Elliott, PhD, Richard L. Gorsuch, PhD, Shaun Hains, PhD, Kenneth O. McGraw, PhD, and Arthur A. Stone, PhD.
"The answer is: wisdom," with Robert J. Sternberg, PhD.
Creating meaning--discovering that which is uniquely human
Sponsoring divisions: 2, 10, 24, 26, 32 and 36.
"Positive psychology and the human condition," with Barbara S. Held, PhD, Everett L. Worthington Jr., PhD, Donna K. Duffy, PhD, and Benjamin Harris, PhD.
"Neurotheology: Is God in the brain?" with William A. Richards, PhD, Huston Smith, PhD, Eugene Taylor, PhD, and Frank C. Richardson, PhD.
"Meaning, human nature and social reality," with Roy F. Baumeister, PhD.
Trauma--what we know and what we do
Sponsoring divisions: 12 (Society of Clinical Psychology), 30 (Society of Psychological Hypnosis), 41 (American Psychology-Law Society), 43 (Family) and 49 (Group Psychology and Group Psychotherapy).
"What is trauma and the traumatic?" with Susan Solomon, PhD, David Spiegel, MD, and Frank Keefe, PhD.
"Assessing trauma," with Frank W. Weathers, PhD, Etzel Cardena, PhD, and Elana Newman, PhD.
"State-of-the-art intervention to reduce and prevent trauma symptoms--I," Edna Foa, PhD, Richard A. Bryant, PhD, and Terence M. Keane, PhD.
"State-of-the-art intervention to reduce and prevent trauma symptoms--II," with Patrick A. Resick, PhD, Barbara O. Rothbaum, PhD, Gary M. Burlingame, PhD, Sally Barlow, PhD, Joel A. Dvoskin, PhD, and Terence M. Keane, PhD.
What's happening to the treatment authority of the provider?
Sponsoring divisions: 12, 30, 41, 43 and 49.
"Role of the legal system--outpatient commitment: Who decides when treatment is necessary or effective?" with Joel A. Dvoskin, PhD, Christopher Slobogin, JD, and Marvin Swartz, MD.
"Role of prescription authority for the psychologist," with John D. Robinson, EdD, Patrick H. DeLeon, PhD, JD, and Elaine M. Heiby, PhD.
"On the development and specification of the empirically supported treatment model," with Gordon L. Paul, PhD, David H. Barlow, PhD, Peter E. Nathan, PhD, Jacqueline B. Persons, PhD, and Larry E. Beutler, PhD.
"Role of alternatives to evidence-based treatments," with John C. Norcross, PhD, Bruce Wampold, PhD, and Arthur Bohart, PhD.
How to be a psychologist, or not
Sponsored by the American Psychological Association of Graduate Students, Psi Beta and Psi Chi.
"Types of doctoral degrees--does it really matter? Your options," with Barbara Bower, EdD, F. Jeri Carter, PhD, David W. Nickelson, PsyD, JD, Jessica L. Kohout, PhD, Virginia Brabender, PhD, and Robert J. Sternberg, PhD.
"How to be a psychologist, or not," with Raymond D. Fowler, PhD.
"Is there such a thing as a master's psychologist? The master's versus doctorate debate," with Sharon S. Burton, Stanley Moldawsky, PhD, Michael J. Sullivan, PhD, Tommy T. Stigall, PhD, and Daniel S. Abrahamson, PhD.
"Know what you've gotten yourself into--how your program training model will prepare you for specific careers," with Paul D. Nelson, PhD, and Susan Zlotlow, PhD.
"Fast forward to the future: psych follies 2030," with Joseph J. Palladino, PhD, Nabil El-Ghoroury and Patrick R. Bennett.
"Bachelor's or master's: What are my career options?" with Norine Jalbert, PhD, Betsy L. Morgan, PhD, Rebecca M. Stoddart, PhD, and Alvin Y. Wang, PhD.