Psychological Science Agenda
SCIENCE BRIEFSSuzanne Wandersman
2006 marks the golden anniversary of APA bestowing the Distinguished Scientific Contribution Award, honoring psychologists who have made outstanding contributions to basic research in psychology.
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR'S COLUMN
ALSO IN THIS ISSUE
- Summer Programs Give Undergraduates a Boost
The SSI participants were exposed to a variety of areas in child development, cognitive psychology, biological psychology, counseling psychology, clinical psychology, neuroscience, emotion, language & memory, personality & social psychology, and industrial/organizational psychology.
By Jennifer Webb
- APA Task Force for Increasing the Number of Quantitative Psychologists Makes Plans
To address the number of students entering quantitative psychology, we believe that it is necessary to educate multiple groups of individuals about the field of quantitative psychology as a distinct sub-discipline of psychology.
By Leona S. Aiken
- Science Directorate Opens New Office for Applied Psychological Science
The Office for Applied Psychological Science will provide a home for scientists who work in the many applied areas of psychology. The goal is to develop and implement initiatives that encourage and support applied research in both academic and non-academic settings.
By Stephanie R. Johnson
- Advanced Training Institutes Attract Researchers Worldwide
The Science Directorate sponsored the final two Advanced Training Institutes of 2006, bringing the total number of researchers who took part in an ATI this year to 121.
By Nicolle Singer
- Small Program Does Big Things
The Science Directorate's Scientific Conferences Grant Program, established in 1987, recently awarded grants totaling $44,750 to six institutions.
By Deborah McCall
- Science Directorate Sponsors First FABBS Science Café
The "science café," a new endeavor of the Federation's Foundation for the Advancement of Behavioral and Brain Science (FABBS) was the first in what will become a series of events in which the public is invited to engage directly with behavioral scientists.
- New Orleans Welcomes APA With Open Arms...
Hundreds of APA Convention participants contributed to the several projects designed to assist residents of the city, including helping to build or repair homes through Habitat for Humanity, gathering school supplies for children attending New Orleans public schools, and providing guidance to the local business community.
- Richeson Tapped by MacArthur Foundation
The MacArthur Foundation announced on September 19, 2006 that Jennifer Richeson, Associate Professor of Psychology at Northwestern University, was among the 25 individuals selected as the 2006 MacArthur Fellows.
- NIDDK Looking for Applications to Move Effective Interventions to the Community
Some of the most striking findings in behavioral research have come in the study of diabetes.
By Patricia Kobor
- House Energy and Commerce Committee Approves NIH Reauthorization Legislation
In multiple meetings and discussions with Committee staff, APA Public Policy staff reiterated the importance of preserving the integrity of the peer review system currently in place as well as maintaining the Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research (OBSSR) within the Office of the Director.
By Karen Studwell
- September 2006 Announcements
National Science Foundation announces FY 2007 Human and Social Dynamics Competition; Application Deadline for The Robert Wood Johnson Health & Society Scholars Program is October 13th; SOMAS Summer Research-Grants Program announced; East Asia and Pacific Summer Institutes; Upcoming Fall Career Workshops September 2006