May 17, 2007
American Psychological Association 115th Annual Convention in San Francisco, August 17-20, 2007
Pressroom – San Francisco Hilton, 4th Floor/Building 3: Union Square Room 2
Facilities will include wireless connections for your lap tops and two high-speed printers. We will also have working space, telephones, fax machines, phone lines for data transmission and APA staff resources for you. The press area will also be the site of any news briefings held during the convention.
Friday, Saturday, Sunday August 17, 18, 19 – 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Monday, August 20, 8:00 am – 12 noon
Register for Hotels at the APA Convention Web site . E-mail for a PDF of the advance registration form. Media can register at anytime. To get a badge and convention book mailed prior to the convention, THE DEADLINE FOR ADVANCE MEDIA REGISTRATION IS JULY 2, 2007. Media can register onsite too. Media registration is limited to credentialed journalists, others who have assignment letters on the letterhead of a media organization and public information officers from universities, non-profit organizations and government agencies.
Program and Papers
The program will be available after July 20 and available online in early July. Programs will also be available onsite. Press releases and selected papers will be available electronically. We will supply you with disk key cards/CDs or email the papers to you as attachments.
Releases summarizing convention sessions, presentations and papers will be sent to all pre-registered media by email the second week of August (a week to 10 days before the convention starts) and will be available at APA Press Room.
All sessions are embargoed for the time of presentation. Press releases or press briefings on a session could change the embargo time.
APA Annual Convention Highlights
Friday, August 17
Opening Session – Nobel Laureate Daniel Kahneman, PhD receives APA award for outstanding lifetime contribution to psychology for work in psychology of judgment and decision-making
Presidential Address – Sexual Orientation and Military Service: Current Evidence and APA Policy, Albert J. Lott, PhD
Symposium – Family Problems Among Recently Returning Military Veterans, Steven L. Sayers, PhD
Symposium – Workplace Flexibility – Strategies for the 21st Century, Christine E. Dickson, PhD
Symposium – Insomnia and Depression – Birds of a Feather? Michael Perlis, PhD
Symposium – Women Serving in Iraq and Afghanistan: Themes, Challenges, and Treatment Implications, Jeanna Ermold, PhD
Symposium – Traumatic Stress, Cardiovascular Disease, Metabolic Syndrome, and Neurodegenerative Disease, Kathleen A. Kendall-Tackett, PhD
Symposium – Women Over 50 – Psychological Perspectives, Varda Muhlbauer, PhD
Symposium – Health Literacy Barriers to Elders’ Self-Care – How Can Technology Help? Daniel G. Morrow, PhD, and Richard Pak, PhD
Saturday, August 18
Presidential Address – Looking Ahead: The Future of APA and Psychology, Sharon Stephens Brehm, PhD
Invited Address – You Should Know What I Know: The Empirical Basis for Understanding Sex Today, Gail Elizabeth Wyatt, PhD
Invited Address – Criminal Profiling: Catching Criminals Through Psychology, Gregg O. McCrary, MA
Invited Address – Adolescent Brain Development: A Period of Vulnerabilities and Opportunities, Ronald E. Dahl, MD
Invited Plenary Address – Culture, Race, Ethnicity, and Mental Health: A Dialogue, David Satcher, MD, PhD
Presidential Address – Integrative Health Care for an Aging Population: Report on a Presidential Task Force, Toni C. Antonucci, PhD
Presidential Address – Improving Math and Science Education: What is Psychology’s Role? Nora S. Newcombe, PhD
Lecture – Molecules and Monogamy: What’s Love Got to Do With It? C. Sue Carter, PhD
Lecture – Danger and Disorder: Should Treatment Ever Be Mandated? John Monahan, PhD
Lecture – Of Molecules and Mind: Integrating the Psychology and Biology of Stress and Adaptation, Bruce McEwen, PhD
Symposium – Ingroups and Outgroups: Lessons from Brains, Babies and Primates, Mahzarin Banaji, PhD
Symposium – Beneficial Versus Harmful Effect of Stress on Immune Function, Firdaus Dhabhar, PhD
Invited Address – Effects of Trauma on the Brain, Bruce Perry, PhD, MD
Sunday, August 19
Invited Plenary Address – Buddhist Positive Psychology: Clinical Applications, Lama Surya Das
Lecture – Broken Ties: Social Isolation and Breast Cancer, Martha K. McClintock, PhD
Symposium – Sexualization of Girls – How Culture and Corporations Are Harming Our Daughters, Eileen L. Zurbriggen, PhD
Symposium – Addressing Critical Demands Placed on University Counseling Centers, Tyler Pedersen, PhD
Presidential Address – Challenge for Psychology in Our Time: Understanding the Causes of Terrorism, Sheldon Solomon, PhD, and Jeff Greenberg, PhD
Symposium – Vulnerable and Impressionable: Social Inequality and Children’s Exposure to Health Risks, Barbara H. Fiese, PhD
Symposium – Aging and Health Disparities: Cumulative Effects of Race, Gender and SES, Rosemary Blieszner, PhD
Lecture – Up-tight, Laid-back and Jumpy Monkeys, Stephen J. Suomi, PhD
Lecture – Understanding the Human Mind: Studies of the Frontal Lobes, Donald T. Suss, PhD
Monday, August 20
Symposium – Dissemination of Evidence-Based Psychological Treatments in the Veterans Health Administration, Bradley E. Karlin, PhD
Symposium – Group Counseling Interventions in University Counseling Centers – Innovations and Challenges, David A. Peterson, PhD
Symposium – Mentally Disordered Offenders – Special Population Requiring Special Attention, Daryl G. Kroner, PhD
Symposium – Riding the High-Tech Wave – How Cyberculture Shifts Psychotherapy, Usha Tummala-Narra, PhD
Symposium – Prevalence and Effects of Traumatic Life Events Among University Students, Patricia A. Frazier, PhD
Symposium – Qualitative and Quantitative Examinations of College Men and Therapy, A.J. Metz, PhD and Brigg B. Noyes, MS
Discussion – Ethics and Interrogation – Confronting the Challenge: What Ethical Dilemmas Do Psychologists Working in Detention Centers Face? Scott W. Allen, PhD
Symposium – Anger and Violence in Combat- Related Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, Claude M. Chemtob, PhD and Raymond W. Novaco, PhD
Symposium – Current Directions in Psychological Resilience Research Among Military Personnel, Donald R. McCreary, PhD
Symposium – Battlemind Training System – Supporting Soldiers Throughout the Deployment Cycle, Carl A. Castro, PhD and Jeffrey l. Thomas, PhD
Other Program Highlights
Hooking up – modern day sexual behavior of teenagers
Prevalence of PTSD in National Guard
Anger and aggression in athletic and non-athletic high school and college students
Reactions to terror
Survey of school administrators on responses to crisis situations
Aging well in adverse situations
IQ and ADHD in adults: are they related?
Role of spirituality in health and relationships
Risk factors for drug abuse in women
Increasing fruit and vegetable eating during school
Interventions to improve sleep in older adults
Can hostility increase cholesterol?
Does exposure to violence lead to social/emotional dysfunction?
Evidence-based internet therapies
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