Psychological Science Agenda
A publication of the Science Directorate
October 2007 |Vol. 21, No. 9
Centers for Disease Control: A Source of Funding for Behavioral Science Research in Violence PreventionBy W. Rodney Hammond, PhD
Public health has a far greater reach than just the control and prevention of infectious disease.
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR'S COLUMN
FROM THE APA SCIENCE STUDENT COUNCIL
- Advice for Graduate Students on Conducting Interdisciplinary Research
Scientists from different disciplines (e.g., computer science and biology) are increasingly working together to form interdisciplinary research teams and are making some very important discoveries.
ALSO IN THIS ISSUE
- Psychologists Testify at Energy Hearing
We in APA science advocacy have always been pleasantly surprised to hear from congressional staff that one or another subcommittee is interested in a behavioral science question, let alone eager to make it the focus of a hearing.
By Geoff Mumford
- Howard Kurtzman Named Deputy Executive Director for Science
Howard S. Kurtzman has joined the American Psychological Association (APA) as Deputy Executive Director for Science. He will assist in managing all areas of APA’s Science Directorate, with particular attention to policies and activities related to scientific research, training, and infrastructure, as well as APA governance.
- Recipients Announced for the 2007 APF/COGDOP Graduate Research Scholarships in Psychology
The fellowships are meant to assist graduate students of psychology with research costs, and are administered by the APA Science Directorate.
By Nicolle Singer
- Conference on Interrogations and Confessions
The conference provided a unique forum within which social scientists, legal scholars, and practitioners could be brought together to critically examine the current state of research underlying the psychology of interrogations and confessions, and assess whether policy recommendations might be developed and advocated based upon present research knowledge.
By Christian A. Meissner and G. Daniel Lassiter
- October 2007 Announcements
Undersgraduate Students: Get Paid to Learn and Have Fun!
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