Psychological Science Agenda
SCIENCE BRIEFSMary W. Meagher, PhD, and C. Jane R. Welch, PhD
We discuss research from our laboratory suggesting that stress-induced increases in central nervous system inflammation mediate the adverse effects of stress in an animal model of MS.
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR'S COLUMN
FROM THE APA SCIENCE STUDENT COUNCIL
- In Search of Graduate Student Leaders!
A recent SSC member summed up the experience well in stating that "it was a great opportunity to meet some of my psychology research idols and to learn more about the inner workings of APA and all that it does for psychologists."
ALSO IN THIS ISSUE
- NIH Announces Several Changes in Peer Review System
A main goal of the peer review changes is to enhance and improve the reviewer experience so that NIH can continue to attract and retain the most accomplished, broad-thinking, and creative scientists to serve on NIH study sections.
- Apply to join the APA Science Student Council!
The Science Directorate is currently accepting applications to the APA Science Student Council (APASSC).
By Amy Pitta
- Nakamura Moves to NIMH Intramural Research Programs
The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) recently announced that Richard Nakamura has accepted the appointment of Scientific Director for the Division of Intramural Research Programs.
- Joint Committee Named to Revise Standards for Educational and Psychological Testing
A committee of researchers and experts in educational and psychological testing has been appointed to revise the Standards for Educational and Psychological Testing (the Standards) - long considered to be the definitive source for information concerning sound test development and use.
By Marianne Ernesto
- October 2008 Announcements
Apply now for APA Travel Grants to Attend 2008/2009 International Conferences; AAAS Program to Highlight Research on Comparative Cognition; Faculty, Graduate Student Grants Available; 2009 National Science Foundation's East Asia and Pacific Summer Institutes Fellowship Competition Is Now Open; National Science Foundation Seeks Assistant Director for SBE
Science Policy Insider News (SPIN)
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