Psychological Science Agenda
A publication of the Science Directorate
July 2009 | Vol. 23, No. 7
FROM THE APA SCIENCE STUDENT COUNCIL
COMMITTEE ON HUMAN RESEARCH - CALL FOR NOMINATIONS
- Committee on Human Research - Call for Nominations
The Board of Scientific Affairs (BSA) is seeking nominations for a newly established APA continuing committee: Committee on Human Research (CHR).
- Research Funding Opportunities from Federal Agencies
Listed are new funding announcements from federal agencies for support of research and training in psychological science and in multidisciplinary areas that include psychological science.
THIS MONTH IN SCIENCE
- Behavioral Research Earns a Top Berth in Comparative Effectiveness Research Priorities
The report identifies 100 priority health questions to be addressed by comparative effectiveness research, to guide the spending of $400 million allocated to the Office of the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.
By Patricia Kobor
- Online Petition in Support of Nonhuman Animal Research
In response to the increasing violence against laboratory animal researchers in California and elsewhere, three research advocacy organizations have initiated an online petition, Pro-Test, in support of research with nonhuman animals and the scientists who conduct such research.
- APA Advocates for Psychological Research within the Department of Defense
APA was given an important opportunity to brief Congress on the value of psychological research sponsored by DoD.
By Heather O'Beirne Kelly
- Standards for Educational and Psychological Testing Now Being Revised
APA, together with the American Educational Research Association (AERA) and the National Council on Measurement in Education (NCME), has begun the process of revising the Standards for Educational and Psychological Testing. Last published in 1999, following a 5-year revision effort, the Standards are considered the authoritative source on the development and validation of educational and psychological tests and assessments.
By Dianne Schneider
- NSF Releases Report on Interdisciplinary Research and Training
The National Science Foundation has released a report, Impact of Transformative Interdisciplinary Research and Graduate Education on Academic Institutions, which lays out specific recommendations for how universities and granting agencies can best support interdisciplinary research and training in the coming years.
- July 2009 Announcements
2009 APA Dissertation Research Awards: Call for Applications; Early Graduate Student Researcher Awards: Call for Applications; A Scientist's Guide to the APA Convention Now Available; 2009 Lizette Peterson Homer Grant: Call for Applicaitons; 2010 Troland Research Awards: Call for Nominations