Psychological Science Agenda
- Scientific and educational leaders respond to APA report on psychology as a STEM discipline
Report raises awareness of the scientific contributions of psychology
By Howard Kurtzman, PhD
- APA and George Mason University host 2010 Summer Science Fellowship program
The summer program placed twelve advanced undergraduates in cutting-edge psychological research labs and provided advocacy and professional development training
By Brian Woodburn
Government Relations Update
- APA’s Breckler testifies on public access to congressional panel
Steven Breckler, Executive Director for Science, expresses APA’s support for increased public access to federally funded research but urges careful assessment of policy options
By Christine Jamieson
- William Elwood of the National Institutes of Health
APA talks with William Elwood, facilitator of OppNet − the NIH Basic Behavioral and Social Science Opportunity Network
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Science Highlights from the September Monitor
The recession's toll on children
Low-income children are more likely to develop cognitive deficits, undermining their chances for successful lives. New psychological interventions could help protect them.
A mental health crisis unfolds
Psychologists' research points the way to healing after the Gulf oil spill.
Paul Bloom tells us why we want original works by Chagall and not just prints.
More than one way to measure
Randomized clinical trials have their place, but critics argue that researchers would get better results if they also embraced other methodologies.
Snails on meth have better memories
Effects of methamphetamine on conditioning could shed light on mechanisms of addiction.
Understanding the animal mind
Margaret Washburn insisted that animal consciousness could be experimentally studied.
Science Directions: The myopic vision of technology leaders
APA’s Steve Breckler on the human element in energy policy.
A sample of recently published findings.