Psychological Science Agenda
SCIENCE BRIEFSJudith F. Kroll, PhD
Although skilled bilinguals appear to be able to interact with others in whichever language is required, the evidence suggests that both languages are active when bilinguals read, hear, and speak one language alone.
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR'S COLUMN
FROM THE APA SCIENCE STUDENT COUNCIL
- Talking to Fellow Students About Joining APA: Myths vs. Facts
As student affiliates, we should challenge ourselves to “spread the word” about APA and urge fellow students to join. Below are some of the common misconceptions science-oriented students have about APA and some information to assist you when encouraging fellow students to become affiliates.
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- APA Responds to NIMH Draft Strategic Plan
In November, 2007, the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) released a draft version of a strategic plan that is intended to guide its research funding over the next 3-5 years.
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- The Role of Psychology in Assistive Technology
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- January 2008 Announcements
New Undergraduate Summer Research Program Unveiled!; Advanced Statistical Training in Psychology; 2008 Advanced Training Institutes Announced; Call for Nominations for APA Distinguished Science Awards; Call for Nominations: Meritorious Research Service Commendation; Culture of Service Nominations Due; Call for Nominations for 2008 McGuigan Prize; New Booklet on Health Research Available; Now Available – Statement on Third Party Observers in Psychological Testing and Assessment: A Framework for Decision Making; NIH Solicits Research on Interactions of Behavioral/Social and Genetic Factors in Health; 2nd Annual Professional Development Conference for Undergraduate Seniors Interested in Graduate Training in Family and Child Sciences; Student/Early Career Investigator Travel Fellowship
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