Psychological Science Agenda
SCIENCE BRIEFSEd A. Wasserman, PhD
My specific questions concerning concept learning are these: Do animals too learn basic-level concepts? Must reason be invoked to explain this brand of conceptualization?
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR'S COLUMN
FROM THE APA SCIENCE STUDENT COUNCIL
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By Janet F. Soller, PhD
- San Francisco Plus Psychological Science: A Great Combination!
Highlights of the meeting included invited addresses as well as symposia on such topics as working with Institutional Review Boards, opportunities for translational research, and “diversity science.”
- Psychological Scientists Speak Out on NIH Peer Review
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- September 2007 Announcements
Deadline for Comments for the Revision of the 1999 Standards for Educational and Psychological Testing Quickly Approaching; Summer-Research Grants Program Announced; Grants Available for Scientific Conferences, Proposals Invited; Study-Abroad Option for Graduate Students!
Science Policy Insider News (SPIN)
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