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The Board of Convention Affairs and its Central Programming Working Group have organized a host of plenary sessions encompassing broad interests, focusing on current issues in the field and featuring prominent speakers. Highlights include:

  • A talk by longtime profiler Greg O. McCrary, of Behavioral Criminology International, on "Criminal Profiling: Catching Criminals Through Psychology."

  • An interview--"Up Close and Personal With Albert Bandura, PhD"--by Richard Suinn, PhD, with audience questions.

  • An address by Ronald E. Dahl, MD, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, on child and adolescent sleep.

  • An address by Roderic I. Pettigrew, PhD, MD, of the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering, on biomedical imaging innovations.

  • An address by Gail E. Wyatt, PhD, of the University of California Los Angeles, on "You Should Know What I Know: The Empirical Basis for Understanding Sex Today."

  • A session on "Addressing Immigration: Psychological Research and Social Engagement" with Kay Deaux, PhD, of the Graduate Center of the City University of New York, Manchi Chao and Ying-yi Hong, PhD, of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and Linda Silka, PhD, of the University of Massachusetts, Lowell.

  • An address by Susan Painter, PhD, and Constance R. Forrest, PsyD, of Forrest Painter Design, on "Design Psychology: Integrating the Adolescent Brain, Campus Planning and the Emotional Power of Place."

  • An address by Marci L. Bowers, MD, of Trinidad, Colo., on "Psychological Aspects of Gender Transition From a Trans Surgeon's Perspective."

  • An address by Martha K. McClintock, PhD, of the University of Chicago, on "Broken Ties: Social Isolation and Breast Cancer."

  • An address by Lama Surya Das, of the Dzogchen Center, on "A Buddhist Positive Psychology: Clinical Applications."

  • A performance by Kip Fulbeck, of the University of California Santa Barbara--"HAPA: An Afternoon with Kip Fulbec"--that explores multiracial Asian-American identity.

  • An address by Marsha M. Linehan, PhD, of the University of Washington, on "Treating the High- Risk Suicidal Client: The Good News, the Bad News, and the No News."

  • An address by Arthur M. Nezu, PhD, and Christine M. Nezu, PhD, of Drexel University, on "Problem-Solving Therapy for Cancer Patients: Clinical Tips."

  • A session, "Technology in the Classroom: Issues and Innovations," with Gary M. Pavlechko and Greg Siering, PhD, of Ball State University Teachers College, Chuck Robertson, PhD, of North Georgia College and State University, Christopher D. Green, PhD, of York University, Ontario, and Bill Hill, PhD and Randolph A. Smith, PhD, of Kennesaw State University.

  • A talk, "Guide for the Perplexed--When Samples Are Small," by Mark Appelbaum, PhD, of the University of California, San Diego.

  • A session, "Guide for the Perplexed--Interactions in Multiple Regression: The Basics and Beyond," with Leona S. Aiken, PhD, and Stephen G. West, PhD, of Arizona State University.

  • An address by Elyn R. Saks, JD, of the University of California, Los Angeles Gould School of Law, on "The Center Cannot Hold: A Journey Through Madness," relating a personal experience of coping with schizophrenia.

  • A session, "Student Evaluations of Teaching Effectiveness: Research and Recommendations," with William E. Addison, PhD, of Eastern Illinois University, Mary E. Kite, PhD, of Ball State University, Michael Theall, PhD, of Youngstown State University, and Jane Halonen, PhD, of the University of West Florida.

Plenary sessions are scheduled on Saturday, Aug. 18, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and on Sunday, Aug. 19, 2 p.m. to 6 p.m., in the Moscone Center.

--Compiled by APA's Convention Office