Psychological Science Agenda
Science BriefChalandra M. Bryant
From the Executive Director
- Elizabeth Kensinger receives McGuigan Early Career Prize
Scientist examines cognition and emotion across the lifespan
- Members of APA treatment guidelines committee are named
Panel will set direction for APA’s new effort to develop science-based guidelines
- Mortimer Mishkin to receive National Medal of Science
Fundamental contributions to research on perception and memory are recognized
Government Relations Update
From the Science Student Council
- Are we there yet?: Finishing graduate school on time
Advice for graduate students on how to complete a doctorate in a timely manner
By Gabriel Lázaro-Muñoz
PSA is a free monthly email publication from the APA Science Directorate. If you’re not already receiving PSA, request your free subscription now!
Science Highlights from the October Monitor
Earning a spot in science’s big tent
A new APA report lays out ways to enhance the status of psychological science.
Treatment guidelines are coming
A science and practice collaboration overseen by APA will improve patient care.
Does marriage make us happy?
Harvard researcher Daniel Gilbert kicked off APA's convention with his finding that the life goals we strive for don't always make us happy.
From scorn to envy
Susan Fiske explores our lack of compassion for those we deem different from ourselves.
Freeing bad memories
Memories get reconsolidated for about six hours after being tapped, finds research by Joseph LeDoux. Can clinicians take advantage of this critical period?
Ill-prepared for the future, thanks to the past
Neuroscientist Jonathan Cohen explains why we make odd decisions.
How important is choice?
For white, middle-class Americans, choice is a central part of life, research suggests. That viewpoint can obscure the factors affecting decisions made by people from other backgrounds, including some New Orleanians’ “choice” to ignore evacuation orders.
What’s behind the imposter delusion?
Abnormal brain connections may explain disorder of person recognition.
A sample of research presented at the APA Convention.