Psychological Science Agenda

A publication of the Science Directorate
February 2004 |Vol. 18, No. 2

SCIENCE BRIEFS

Psychological Science and Intelligent Home Technology: Supporting Functional Independence of Older Adults

By Wendy A. Rogers and Arthur D. Fisk, PhD

Imagine if your home were "aware" of your activities so that it might help you remember what it was you went into the kitchen for or whether the visitor at the front door is someone you know or even what the proper procedure is for performing a recently learned home medical procedure.

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR'S COLUMN

INTERESTING CAREERS

  • A Social Psychologist in Rehabilitation Technology
    David Boninger helped start a company (Three Rivers) whose mission is to use advances in rehabilitation technology to create products that enhance the mobility and independence of people with disabilities, particularly people in wheelchairs.

SCIENCE PUBLIC POLICY NEWS

ALSO IN THIS ISSUE

  • Regional Association Meetings Worth Attending!
    Each year, the seven regional psychological association annual meetings feature a wealth of programming on the latest in research, practice and education, continuing-education workshops and talks by prominent researchers and academicians. Listed below are meeting dates, locations, and program highlights.
    By Jean Kelleher
  • APA Fellow Brenda Milner Receives NAS Award
    Betty Milner received the NAS Award "for her pioneering and seminal investigations of the functioning of the temporal lobes and other brain regions in learning, memory, and speech."
    By Jonathan Tin

ANNOUNCEMENTS

  • February 2004 Announcements
    NIH Director's Pioneer Award Program: Inviting Nominations; APA Invites Nominations for Distinguished Science Awards; Identifying Risk in Research Involving Children: Call for Examples; Predoctoral Interdisciplinary Research Training (PIRT) Program in the Education Sciences; Workshop on Responsible Conduct of Research in Psychological Science: April 13-14, 2004