Cognition, health, mental health and the brain, as well as various means of studying them, are the focus of several programs spearheaded by APA's Board of Scientific Affairs (BSA).
The University of Arizona's Lynn Nadel, PhD, will deliver this year's Neal Miller Annual Lecture on "Memory, stress and the brain: In Miller's footsteps" on Saturday, Aug. 20, at 3 p.m.
As always, four scientists will receive the Distinguished Scientific Contribution Awards. This year's recipients and their presentations are:
Robert Siegler, PhD, Carnegie Mellon University, "The glow and the haze," Saturday, Aug. 20, 5 p.m.
Charles G. Gross, PhD, Princeton University, "Neural mechanisms of face processing," Friday, Aug. 19, 1 p.m.
Douglas L. Medin, PhD, Northwestern University, "The role of culture and expertise in cognition," Saturday, Aug. 20, 2 p.m.
Karen A. Matthews, PhD, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, "Depression, hostility and other bad things for your heart," Friday, Aug. 19, 11 a.m.
BSA has also named five psychologists to be the 2004 master lecturers. The lectures spotlight experts in psychological science and are organized according to core areas of the field.
This year's featured lecturers and their topics are:
Susan Goldin-Meadow, PhD, University of Chicago, "How our hands help us think," Friday, Aug. 19, 10 a.m.
Megan R. Gunnar, PhD, University of Minnesota, "Early experience and stress in human development," Saturday, Aug. 20, 4 p.m.
Susan Nolen-Hoeksema, PhD, Yale University, "Rumination and depression," Friday, Aug. 19, 1 p.m.
Paul Sackett, PhD, University of Minnesota, "High-stakes testing in higher education and employment: Appraising the evidence for validity and fairness," Friday, Aug. 19, noon.
Shelley E. Taylor, PhD, University of California, Los Angeles, "Why do people tend and befriend under stress? A biosocial approach," Friday, Aug. 19, 10 a.m.
BSA's committees will also hold sessions at the Washington, D.C., convention. These include:
The symposium "Psychological tests and assessment in evidence-based practice," to be held by the Committee on Psychological Tests and Assessment on Friday, Aug. 19, at 11 a.m.
The symposium "Relapse to addictive drugs: Recent research with human and nonhuman subjects" to be held by the Committee on Animal Research and Ethics on Saturday, Aug. 20, at 2 p.m.
The symposium "Conversation hour--A foot in the door: How students can become journal reviewers" to be held by the Science Student Council on Saturday, Aug. 20, at 4 p.m.
--COMPILED BY APA'S SCIENCE DIRECTORATE