Psychological Science Agenda
A publication of the Science Directorate
November 2003 |Vol. 17, No. 1
SCIENCE BRIEFSRobert L. Goldstone, PhD
Our laboratory has been exploring the psychological mechanisms by which concepts and perception mutually influence one another, and building computational models to show that the circle of influences is benign rather than vicious.
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR'S COLUMN
- Humpty Dumpty Is Alive and Well, Living in the Psychological Literature
When we say "psychological analysis," the public assumes that we are talking about Freud, psychopathology, and symptoms when we are trying to describe the psychological motivation of an individual or individuals having a common behavioral trait or belonging to a particular group.
By Kurt Salzinger, PhD
- A Technology Consultant in the Telecommunication Industry
One of the hardest questions that I ever had to answer was, “What’s a Psychology PhD like you doing in AT&T Labs?”
SCIENCE PUBLIC POLICY NEWS
- Science Advocacy Weekend Workshop and Congressional Briefing Focus on Military Psychology
APA's Public Policy Office convened its 11th annual Science Advocacy Training Workshop September 27 - 29, bringing in fourteen distinguished researchers to focus on the topic of "Psychological Science and the Military."
By Heather O'Beirne Kelly and Sara Robinson
- Sexual Health Grants Targeted By Conservative Group
At a joint hearing of the House Energy and Commerce Committee and Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, several Members of Congress asked the NIH Director for an explanation of the medical benefits of a list of ten sexual health research projects.
By Karen Studwell
ALSO IN THIS ISSUE
- Ranking Graduate Programs in Psychology: APA Works for You Behind the Scenes…
It is often APA's "behind-the-scenes" efforts in science, education, and advocacy that accomplish important and long term goals for the discipline of psychology.
- VA Psychologists and Clinical Science in the 1950s
Many WWII veterans were interested in psychology as a result of their wartime experiences and the GI Bill provided financial subsistence for both undergraduate and graduate education of these veterans.
By Wade E. Pickren
- November 2003 Announcements
APA Helps Bring Psychological Science to Education; National Advisory Committee Meeting Held on October 8-9 at the American Sociological Association; F.J. McGuigan Young Investigator Prize; 2004 Randy Gerson Memorial Grant; Call for Nomination for the 2004 Gold Medal for Life Achievement in the Science of Psychology; Grants Available for Scientific Conferences: Proposals Invited; Workshop on Responsible Conduct of Research in Psychological Science: April 13-14, 2004