Psychological Science Agenda
SCIENCE BRIEFSIan Dobbins, PhD
The mechanisms that influence the mapping between memory evidence and actions or judgments are often termed “decision criteria,” and to understand the significance of decision criteria it is useful to examine a simple model of recognition judgments termed Signal Detection Theory (SDT).
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR'S COLUMN
NEW ADDITIONS TO THE APA SCIENCE STAFF!
- The APA Library & Archives
We are pleased to announce that, earlier this year, both the APA Library and Archives and the Center for Psychology Workforce Analysis and Research (CPWAR) have moved to within the purview of the Science Directorate.
- What is CPWAR?
The Center for Psychology Workforce Analysis and Research (CPWAR) collects, analyses, and disseminates information relevant to psychology’s workforce and education system. This office recently became part of the Science Directorate.
FROM THS APA SCIENCE STUDENT COUNCIL
- Top Ten Tips for Graduate Students Who Want to Conduct a Meta-analysis
All you need to conduct a meta-analysis is use of one or more comprehensive literature search engines (e.g., Web of Science, PsycINFO, PubMed), access to a basic statistics program such as SPSS or SAS at your disposal, and a good idea for a meta-analysis topic.
ALSO IN THIS ISSUE
- APA Convention Set for Boston
Make plans now to attend the APA Convention in historic Boston, Massachusetts, August 14 – 17!
- APA Cosponsors Briefing on IoM Report, "Cancer Care for the Whole Patient"
Congressional staff and members of the health advocacy community gathered on March 31, 2008, for a briefing on “Cancer Care for the Whole Patient: Meeting Psychosocial Health Needs.”
By Patricia Kobor
- Bachrach Joins OBSSR
Christine A. Bachrach has been appointed Acting Associate Director for Behavioral and Social Sciences Research, NIH, and Acting Director, Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research.
- April 2008 Announcements
Application Deadlines Approach for APA Advanced Training Institutes; Grants Available for Scientific Conferences, Proposals Invited; Announcing the 2008 APF/COGDOP Graduate Research Scholarships; Minority Fellowship Program Schedules Summer Institute; Funding Announcement for Weight Control Research with Young Adults; Quantitative Training for Underrepresented Groups August 11-13, 2008; National Heart Lung & Blood Institute Requests Information on Translating Basic Behavioral Research
Science Policy Insider News (SPIN)
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