Psychological Science Agenda

A publication of the Science Directorate
September 2008 |Vol. 22, No. 8

SCIENCE BRIEFS

Do Psychosocial Factors Contribute to Socioeconomic Health Disparities?

By Linda Gallo, PhD

The web of causation underlying health disparities is multi-faceted and complex, including factors such as differences in health care access and quality, health behaviors, biological factors, and gene-environment interactions.

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR'S COLUMN

  • Public Education
    Nurturing a simple, positive, credible public image can be a real challenge for scientists who like to qualify their results and insist on explaining every subtle nuance in their data.
    By Steven Breckler, PhD

FROM THE APA SCIENCE STUDENT COUNCIL

  • How to Get Your Research Groove Back
    Summer isn’t just a great time to relax on the beach, go on road trips, or throw barbecue get togethers – it’s also a wonderful opportunity to complete research projects and write empirical papers.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

  • September 2008 Announcements
    The SOMAS Program is pleased to announce the 2009 SOMAS-URM summer fellowship program designed to support junior faculty in the neurosciences seeking to launch research programs with undergraduate student collaborators.