Psychological Science Agenda
A publication of the Science Directorate
November 2009 |Vol. 23, No. 11
SCIENCE BRIEFSAhmad R. Hariri
Ongoing efforts are beginning to shed light on the mechanisms that cause differences in behavioral traits and neuropsychiatric diseases.
GOVERNMENT RELATIONS UPDATE
- COSSA Annual Meeting Highlights Breadth of Federal Investments in Behavioral Research
This Consortium of Social Science Associations meeting featured presentations by federal agency leaders and congressional and Administration policymakers.
By Karen Studwell
- NIH Initiative on “Science of Behavior Change” Beginning to Take Shape
The initiative focuses on linking basic and applied science on how to change behavior.
By Patricia Kobor
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR'S COLUMN
- Does APS Really Want to Accredit Science Training Programs?
The Association for Psychological Science's recent proposal represents a giant step backward.
By Steven Breckler, PhD
FROM THE APA SCIENCE STUDENT COUNCIL
- External Research Funding Sources for Graduate Students
With universities cutting research budgets, students are seeking funding from these and other sources of external funding.
By Nisha Gottfredson
- Federal Research Funding Opportunities for Psychological Science
Explore new funding announcements from federal agencies that support research and training in psychological science and multidisciplinary areas.
- F. J. McGuigan Early-Career Investigator Prize - Call for Nominations
This $25,000 prizes recognizes an early-career psychological scientist whose work advances a materialistic understanding of the human mind.
- Summer Research Grants for Underrepresented Minority Groups in Neuroscience
This fellowship program supports junior faculty who want to launch research programs with undergraduate collaborators.
ALSO IN THIS ISSUE
- 2009 Individual and Departmental Culture of Service Awardees Announced
APA's Board of Scientific Affairs honors individuals and college or university psychology departments.
By Suzanne Wandersman
- Announcing the Winners of the 2009 APF/COGDOP Graduate Research Scholarships in Psychology
The American Psychological Foundation and Council of Graduate Departments of Psychology offer scholarships to help support the costs of conducting research.
By Nicolle Singer
- Brooks-Gunn Elected to Institute of Medicine
Jeanne Brooks-Gunn of Columbia University is a developmental psychologist whose research focuses on families living in poverty.