Psychological Science Agenda

A publication of the Science Directorate
February 2005 |Vol. 19, No. 2

SCIENCE BRIEFS

Associative Learning and the Hippocampus

By Wendy A. Suzuki, PhD

Associative memory is defined as the ability to learn and remember the relationship between unrelated items such as the name of someone we have just met or the aroma of a particular perfume.

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR'S COLUMN

  • Who Sets the Funding Priorities?
    Most of the federal funds for research in psychology come from NIH and NSF. Both of these agencies have shifted their priorities over the past decade or so, sometimes in ways that cause concern (if not panic) among psychological scientists.
    By Steven Breckler, PhD

INTERESTING CAREERS

  • Major Transportation Accident Investigator
    For me, the most satisfying aspect of my job as a human performance investigator is being able to apply my background and training in science to address important issues.

ALSO IN THIS ISSUE

ANNOUNCEMENTS

  • February 2005 Announcements
    Call for Nominations: APA Distinguished Science Awards; Advanced Statistical Training in Psychology (ASTP) Program Accepting Applications; Call for Nominations: Meritorious Research Service Commendation; 2005 Academic Career Workshops; Closing Date Extended for National Science Foundation Rotator Recruitments; Summer Research Fellowships in Counterintelligence; National Science Foundation Names David Lightfoot as New Assistant Director for Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences; NAS Honors Schacter for Major Contributions to Science