Psychological Science Agenda
SCIENCE BRIEFSPaul Slovic, PhD
Most people are caring and will exert great effort to reserve "the one" whose needy plight comes to their attention. But these same people often become numbly indifferent to the plight of "the one" who is one of many in a much greater problem.
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR'S COLUMN
FROM THE APA SCIENCE STUDENT COUNCIL
- Why It's Important For You To Present Your Data at Scientific Conferences
Discusses the importance of presenting data at scientific conferences
- Becoming a Grad-Advocate: A Graduate Guide to Advocating for the Psychological Sciences
Although getting involved in advocacy may seem daunting if you are new to the process, the APA has tools available for everything from looking up your representative’s contact information to guidelines on how to be a successful advocate
ALSO IN THIS ISSUE
- Science Leadership Conference Takes Psychological Science to the Hill
APA’s Executive Director for Science Steve Breckler opened this year’s SciLC by encouraging the attendees to embrace their roles as civic scientists and to prepare themselves to become “a veritable army of psychological scientists ascending Capitol Hill, fresh from their basic training, with important messages to deliver.”
By Karen Studwell
- Awards Presented at 2007 Science Leadership Conference
2007 APA Service Awards: Award for Distinguished Service to Psychological Science; Departmental Award for Culture of Service in the Psychological Sciences; Department of Psychology at George Mason University; Department of Clinical and Health Psychology, College of Public Health and Health Professions at the University of Florida; Meritorious Research Service Commendation.
- Office of Applied Psychological Science Virtual Committee
The Office of Applied Psychological Science has established a “virtual” committee to provide advice on new scientific developments and opportunities.
By Stephanie R. Johnson
- Psychologists to Serve on New FDA Risk Communication Advisory Committee
We will include on the Committee patients and consumers as well as experts in risk and crisis communication and social and cognitive sciences.
By Geoff Mumford
- 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
- November 2007 Announcements
Call for Nominations for 2008 McGuigan Prize; Grad Students – Nominate your Department for a Suinn Minority Achievement Award; Nominations Invited for Tanaka Dissertation Award; Apply now for Summer 2008 Internships!; The 21st International Workshop on the Methodology of Twin and Family Studies: The Introductory Course
Science Policy Insider News (SPIN)
Keep up with policy issues that affect psychological science at the national level.
Read the November 2007 issue of SPIN