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A Small Program Makes a Big Contribution!

The purpose of the Conferences Grant Program is to promote the exchange of important new contributions and approaches in scientific psychology.

By Stephanie Cox

The Science Directorate’s Scientific Conferences Grant Program, established in 1987, recently awarded grants totaling $88,350 to support specialty science conferences!

The purpose of the Conferences Grant Program is to promote the exchange of important new contributions and approaches in scientific psychology. The tightening of institutional funding has made this program even more important to psychological scientists as they seek outside sources to support scientific conferences.

Grants awarded recently include:

Chaos and Children’s Development Levels of Analysis and Mechanisms
Gary Evans, Cornell University, and Theodore D. Wachs, Purdue University

Festschrift in Honor of George Sperling: Frontiers in Human Information Processing -Vision, Attention, Memory, and Application
Barbara Anne Dosher and Charles Chubb, University of California- Irvine

Festschrift in Honor of Michael Lewis: Contributions to the Study of Emotional and Social Development
Barbara Louis and Margaret W. Sullivan, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey

Ohio University Conference on Interrogations and Confessions
G. Daniel Lassiter, Ohio University, and Christian A. Meissner, University of Texas at El Paso

The Cognitive Science of Semantics
Robert Cook and Gina R. Kuperberg, Tufts University

The Neural Systems of Social Behavior
Jennifer Beer, University of Texas, Austin

Festschrift for K. Warner Schaie
Steve Zarit, Pennsylvania State University

2007 Courage Summit
Cynthia Pury, Clemson University

Autism Spectrum Disorder: Recent Advances in Infantile Origins, Early Childhood Detection, and Intervention
Lewis Lipsitt, Brown University

Perspectives on Psychology and the Law: Celebrating the Contributions of Lawrence S. Wrightsman, Jr.
Monica Biernat, University of Kansas

Tufts University Initiative on Emerging Trends in Behavioral, Affective, Social, and Cognitive Neurosciences
Robert Cook, Tufts University

A review committee of APA members makes conference grant award decisions. Members of this committee are: Oscar Barbarin, Anita Davis, Michael Domjan, Kathleen McDermott, Kevin Murphy, and James W. Pennebaker.