Psychological Science Agenda
SCIENCE BRIEFSDavid E. Conroy, PhD
Psychologists have been supporting the U.S. Olympic mission formally since the 1980s and a team of sport psychologists will be on-hand in Italy this month to continue the work they have been doing for the past 4 years with some of the country’s finest athletes.
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR'S COLUMN
- Growth for Science
Funding for research in the social, behavioral, and economic sciences could also be diverted to basic physical science and engineering research. This would be a tragedy--not because "our" fields of science would suffer, but because the science our nation needs most urgently would suffer.
By Steven Breckler, PhD
ALSO IN THIS ISSUE
- Distinguished Scientist Lecturers to Speak at 2006 Regional Meetings
Psychologists Jeffrey R. Alberts, Alan E. Kazdin, and Shigehiro Oishi have been selected to participate in the 2006 APA Distinguished Scientist Lecture Program.
By Jean Kelleher
- APA Recruits New Science Advocates at SPSP
Given the flattening of funding for scientific research across multiple federal agencies and criticisms from some Congressional members about behavioral research, it is more critical than ever that scientists make their voice heard on issues affecting research.
By Karen Studwell
- Friends of NIDA meet with Scientific Advisory Board
The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) has long been a friend to psychology and last year topped the other Institutes by funding more behavioral research than any other at NIH. Psychologists have returned the favor by producing some of the most robust findings in prevention and treatment research in any of the mental health fields.
By Geoff Mumford
- Bush Administration's Proposed Budget May Well Leave Some Scientists Behind
The Bush Administration released its budget for Fiscal Year 2007 (FY07), which called for level funding or budget cuts for most agencies responsible for funding scientific research.
By Karen Studwell
- NIH Looks to the Future and Unveils Program to Support New Scientists
New investigators who successfully cross the bridge from research dependence to research independence bring fresh ideas and innovative perspectives to the research enterprise, which are critical to sustaining our ability to push forward the frontiers of medical research.
By Sara Robinson
- Taking Human Effectiveness Research to New Heights: APA Science Visits Nellis Air Force Base
APA's Public Policy Office (PPO) staff find their Capitol Hill advocacy efforts improve dramatically when they can present legislative staff with clear examples of psychological research's impact on real-world problems.
By Heather O'Beirne Kelly
- February 2006 Announcements
2007 APA Scientific Awards Program: Call for Nominations; Troland Research Awards; Upcoming Nomination Deadline: Biennial Frank J. McGuigan Young Investigator Prize; APA Summer Research Fellowships in DoD Counterintelligence; Student Travel Award Competition Deadline Nears
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