"Something is really wrong with our classic analysis of prejudice. We need to look at the relationship between the stereotype of a group and the opportunity structure of a society, which is composed of social roles. To the extent that the stereotype is incongruent with those roles, the potential for prejudice arises. When a group tries to move into a role for which they are stereotypically mismatched, that's when you get negativity."
--Alice Eagly, Northwestern University, from her G. Stanley Hall Invited Address, "Prejudice: a social role analysis.""To build a successful independent, private-pay practice, you have to have... Assumption Number One: That there is a need for good psychotherapy out there....That there are marriages, that there are children, that there are alcohol problems, that there are 34 million overweight Americans, pick whatever it is that you want....There are more patients than you could ever see in your life time having every problem in the book."
--Sandra Haber, independent practice, New York, New York, from the symposium "Future of independent practice--what every psychologist should know."
"We have seen a real revolution in attention to children's mental health issues at NIMH....About 10 years ago, child mental health grants were hovering around 200 or so grants. We are now up to 690....The total funding for child projects at NIMH is about $200 million a year."
--Kimberly Hoagwood, associate director of child and adolescent research, National Institute of Mental Health, at the Preconvention Institute on Psychology in the Schools.
"When I go to lesbian events, sometimes I feel pressure not to conform to mainstream beauty standards, not to shave or wear perfume or diet. But I also think that women who shave and are skinny are secretly seen as more attractive. It seems like a double standard, but even a double standard is better than mainstream standards."
--Jennifer Taub, a graduate student at the University of Vermont, reading the comments of a woman who participated in her research on bisexual women's attitudes about beauty and physical appearance, in the session, "Disrupting the cultural narrative--daring to discuss lesbian beauty."
"The proper unit of analysis in psychological research may not be a person, but may well be a person in a cultural context....The single most important project of cultural psychology is to raise questions about the presumed universality of many mental processes, to show that alternative possibilities exist and to use this analysis to grow the empirical database of human and social sciences."
--Shinobu Kitayama, Kyoto University, Japan, from the symposium "Culture, aging and cognition--mind, brain and behavior series."
"Bill Meredith once said to me--and these are words for life--to never be intimidated by anyone. I took that to heart, and it has served me well."
--Janet Hyde of the University of Wisconsin Madison from the 22nd annual symposium on "Eminent women in psychology--historical and personal perspectives.
"We need to take advantage of the fact that [after-school programs] have kids of different ages and...this makes them very different from schools because schools are lock-stepped into age-based structures. After-school programs don't have to be organized that way. They can be organized like families, across ages, and that really has lots and lots of developmental advantages."
-- Jacquelynne S. Eccles on the benefits of after-school activities from the symposium "Children's out of school time--opportunities and risk."
"I have no great need to be right, I just don't like to be wrong."
--Aaron T. Beck, revealing his character at the session "On therapy--a dialogue with Aaron T. Beck and Albert Ellis."
"We tend to focus more on the bad behaviors that we've stopped than on the good behaviors that we started....If we're just looking at how we can stop bad behaviors from happening as opposed to how we can really build into children the qualities that make them strong and make them resilient in the face of adverse circumstances, I think that we always are going to put ourselves one step behind."
-- Daniel Dodgen of the APA Public Policy Office from the session "Evaluating school-based violence prevention programs--What do we know?"
"Ten military psychologists have graduated from this postdoc fellowship [the Department of Defense Psychopharmacology Demonstration Project for training psychologists to prescribe]. And [they] have been credentialed to prescribe psychotropic and adjunctive medications independently at respective facilities at their assignment. Collectively we have treated thousands of patients without untoward incident."
--Major Debra Dunivin, Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, D.C., in the session, "The DoD psychopharmacology demonstration project: years of effective prescribing."
"Society must step forward and take responsibility for the inhibitions that boys and girls have suffered due to rigid gender straitjackets and codes we have imposed upon [them] as they struggle to become full, not half, human beings in our midst."
--William Pollack of Harvard University, from the session "Strong boys and strong girls, healthy men and women."
"The reality for most children is that their best friend has other friends, and hence, their friend's attention and affection cannot be exclusively their own. Some children may accept this fact graciously and react adaptively, but...other children may compromise their relationships and their well-being by being unrealistically possessive of their friends."
--The 2000 Distinguished Scientific Early Career Contribution to Psychology Award winner Jeffrey Parker of Pennsylvania State University, in the session "You like her better than me! Jealousy in children's friendships."