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APA President Sharon Stephens Brehm, PhD, has chosen convention programming that explores, among other topics, her presidential themes of integrated health care for an aging population, psychology's role in improving math and science education and the working relationship between institutional review boards and psychological scientists.

The sessions are scheduled on Saturday, Aug. 18, from 10 a.m. to 1:50 p.m., and Sunday, Aug. 19, from 2 p.m. to 5:50 p.m., in the Moscone Center. Look for more information in the convention program, available online in June and in hard copy in July.

  • "Integrative Health Care for an Aging Population: Report on a Presidential Task Force," co-sponsored by APA Div. 20 (Adult Development and Aging) and APA's Committee on Aging. Chair: Toni C. Antonucci, PhD, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Mich. Participants: Peter Lichtenberg, PhD, Wayne State University, Detroit; Deborah A. King, PhD, University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, N..; Jennifer Manly, PhD, Columbia University Medical Center, New York City; Gregory A. Hinrichsen, PhD, The Zucker Hillside Hospital, Glen Oaks, N.. Discussant: Antonette M. Zeiss, PhD, Office of Mental Health Services, Washington, D.C.

  • "Improving Math and Science Education: What Is Psychology's Role?" Chair: Nora S. Newcombe, PhD, Temple University, Philadelphia. Participant: Nora S. Newcombe, PhD, Temple University, Philadelphia. Co-discussants: Marcia Linn, PhD, University of California Berkeley, Berkeley, Calif.; John Hagen, PhD, Society for Research in Child Development, Ann Arbor, Mich.

  • "Psychologists and Institutional Review Boards: Working Collaboratively to Protect Research Participants." Chair: Thomas Eissenberg, PhD, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond. Participants: Thomas Eissenberg, PhD, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond; Arthur D. Fisk, PhD; Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta; Sangeeta Panicker, PhD, APA, Washington, D.C.; Ivor Pritchard, PhD, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Rockville, Md.

  • "Launching Diversity Science," co-sponsored by Div. 8 (Society for Personality and Social Psychology). Co-chairs: Mahzarin Banaji, PhD, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.; Anthony G. Greenwald, PhD, University of Washington, Seattle; Claude M. Steele, PhD, Stanford University, Stanford, Calif. Participants: David Takeuchi, PhD, University of Washington, Seattle; Marc Bendick, Bendick and Egan Economic Consultants, Washington, D.C.; Mary Lou Egan, Bendick and Egan Economic Consultants, Washington, D.C.; Alexandra Kalev, PhD, University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, Calif.; Jennifer L. Eberhardt, PhD, Stanford University, Stanford, Calif.; Linda Hamilton Krieger, JD, School of Law, University of California, Berkeley, Calif. Discussants: Mahzarin Banaji, PhD, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.; Claude M. Steele, PhD, Stanford University, Stanford, Calif.

  • "Actual Innocence: Contributions of Psychological Science to the Correction and Prevention of Wrongful Convictions," co-sponsored by Divs. 8 (Society for Personality and Social Psychology) and 41 (American Psychology Law Society). Chair: Lawrence S. Wrightsman Jr., PhD, University of Kansas; Lawrence, Kan. Participants: Saul M. Kassin, PhD, Williams College, Williamstown, Mass.; Gary L. Wells, PhD, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa. Discussant: Lawrence S. Wrightsman Jr., PhD, Kansas University, Lawrence, Kan.

  • "A Challenge for Psychology in Our Time: Understanding the Causes of Terrorism," co-sponsored by Divs. 8, 9 (Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues) and 19 (Society for Military Psychology). Co-chairs: Jeff Greenberg, PhD, University of Arizona, Tucson, Ariz.; Sheldon Solomon, PhD, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, N.. Participants: Tom Pyszczynski, PhD, University of Colorado, Colorado Springs; Arie W. Kruglanski, PhD, University of Maryland, College Park, Md.; Xiaoyan Chen, University of Maryland, College Park, Md.; Jessica Stern, PhD, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.

  • "Sexual Orientation and Military Service": Current Evidence and APA Policy, co-sponsored by Divs. 19 and 44 (Society for the Psychological Study of Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Issues) and co-listed by Divs. 9, 35 (Society for the Psychology of Women) and 51 (Society for the Psychological Study of Men and Masculinity). Chair: Albert J. Lott, PhD, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, R.I. Participants: Robin A. Buhrke, PhD, Duke University, Durham, N.C.; Aaron Belkin, PhD, University of California, Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, Calif.; Bonnie Moradi, PhD, University of Florida, Gainesville, Fla.; Huong T. Nguyen, JD, King & Kelleher, LLP, San Francisco, Calif.; C. Dixon Osburn, JD, Servicemembers Legal Defense Network, Washington, D.C. Discussant: Gregory M. Herek, PhD, University of California, Davis, Davis, Calif.

--Compiled by APA staff

Further Reading

Note that all dates and times are subject to change. All date, times and locations for programs will be listed online at the APA Convention Web site in June and in the convention program, available in July.