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Convention: Science, Coffee, and Beignets Await!
Join in the experience of the APA Convention in New Orleans, August 10-13! This year will present opportunities like no other - in addition to presentations by distinguished scientists, great social events, and unmatched entertainment, Convention attendees will have the chance to help rebuild a wounded city.
Featured guests and events include accomplished actor Anna Deveare Smith as a featured Opening Session speaker, comedian Bill Cosby as the headliner for an APA fundraiser for New Orleans public schools, and the famous Preservation Hall Jazz Band for a Habitat for Humanity fundraiser.
Those who attend the Convention may also wish to take an opportunity to give to the city with their own muscle power - APA has arranged to work closely with Habitat for Humanity to help build housing for New Orleans residents. Visit the APA Convention website for more information about this activity.
APA President Gerald P. Koocher will present the APA Award for Outstanding Lifetime Contributions to Psychology to E. Mavis Hetherington, professor emeritus of Psychology at the University of Virginia. Professor Hetherington, noted for her research on divorce, single parent households, and stepfamilies, will be a featured speaker at the Opening Session.
A variety of excellent plenary sessions are on tap, including presentations by Mark Appelbaum, Aaron and Judith Beck, Michael Davis, James Garbarino, Donna Mertens, Joy and Howard Osofsky, Will Shadish, and Sheldon Solomon, as well as a symposium on science careers for women. The Presidential programming track will feature a special presentation by "Dr. Phil" McGraw, and symposia on growing up with diversity, and mentoring. Please visit the APA Convention website for registration, hotel, and related information.
Following are just a few of the exceptional division-sponsored speakers slated for the Convention: Roy Baumeister, Sarah Boysen, Dante Ciccetti, Jennifer Crocker, Joe LeDoux, Megan Gunnar, Judith Langlois, Matthew Lieberman, Brenda Major, Ann Masten, Susan Nolen-Hoeksema, Michael Scheier, Sonja Suchday, and Ed Wasserman.
Science Directorate-sponsored programming
Distinguished Scientific Contribution for the Applications of Psychology Award
Competency, Adaptability, Performance, Productivity---Scientific Constraints or Words to Exploit?
Distinguished Scientific Contributions Awards
Neural Systems Involved in Fear and Anxiety
Martin E.P. Seligman
Positive Psychology and Positive Psychotherapy
Neal Miller Lecture
The Neurobiology of Stress: Implications for Behavioral Medicine
The New Gay Teenager: Not Invisible, Not Sick, Not Gay
Judith Singer and John Willett
Improving the Quality of Longitudinal Research: Current Status and Future Prospects
Adolescent Neurodevelopment and Mental Health: A Critical Opportunity for Prevention
The Interactive Nature of Patriarchy and Arbitrary-set Hierarchy: The Dynamics of Sexism and Racism from an Evolutionary and Social Dominance Perspective
Regulation of Thoughts, Memories, and Feelings in the Human Brain
CARE Invited Address
Linking Research with Humans and Other Animals
Neural Mechanisms of Extinction: Relevance to Exposure-based Psychotherapy
CPTA Invited Symposium
The Notion of Measurement Equivalence Across Diverse Populations: Examining the Critical Issues, featuring Antonio Puente, Jeffrey Braden, Thomas Oakland, Barbara M. Byrne, and Bruce Bracken
Science Student Council Program
Writing Your First Grant - Sources of Funding for Graduate School and Beyond