Psychological Science Agenda
Science BriefPeter J. Gianaros
Brain development helps explain the link between childhood environment and adult health
From the Executive Director
- Undergraduate students – Apply now to APA Summer Research program
The American Psychological Association’s Science Directorate is pleased to announce that the application period for the 2011 Summer Science Fellowships (SSF) is now open.
- Updated Standards for Educational and Psychological Testing is released for public comment
New version includes enhanced coverage of test fairness, educational accountability, workplace testing, and technology.
By Wayne Camara and Marianne Ernesto
- APA science boards and committees: 2011 members
Governance groups guide APA’s science activities and seek input from the broader psychological community.
- Announcing the 2010 APA Dissertation Research Award recipients
Over 40 graduate students receive funding for their research.
- Three selected for 2010 APA Early Graduate Student Researcher Award
Awards support students’ research in the initial years of their graduate training.
- Psychologists receive Presidential Early Career Awards
Awardees recognized for their scientific achievements and promise.
- Cognitive psychologist John Anderson wins Benjamin Franklin Medal
Researcher is honored for contributions to cognitive modeling and computer-based education.
From the Science Student Council
- Sharing the STEM: What I learned as a graduate student participant at the Science Leadership Conference
There’s much we can do to build public understanding of psychological science.
By Hallie Bregman
- APA announces Advanced Training Institutes for summer 2011
- Master Lecturers and Distinguished Scientist Lecturers: Call for nominations
- Meritorious Research Service Commendation: Call for nominations
- Departmental and Individual Culture of Service Awards: Call for nominations
- Graduate students – Apply now for an APA Convention Student Travel Award
- Quantitative Training for Underrepresented Groups: Call for applications
- APA award for psychology librarians: Call for nominations
Science Highlights from the January Monitor
White House honors
Mortimer Mishkin becomes the 16th psychologist to win the National Medal of Science.
Awakening the child inside
Developmental psychologist Alison Gopnik says that in some ways, babies may be smarter, more thoughtful and more conscious than adults.
The risks of night work
Millions of American workers fight against their circadian clocks every day, putting them -- and others in their paths -- in danger. Psychologists are looking for solutions.
Revising the DSM
The new version is likely to offer tweaks rather than a complete overhaul.
Rats to the rescue
Psychologist Alan Poling is training rodents to sniff out two Third World scourges: land mines and tuberculosis.
Our stories, ourselves
The tales we tell hold powerful sway over our memories, behaviors and even identities, according to research from the burgeoning field of narrative psychology.
Hypnosis continues to show promise in reducing pain and soothing anxiety, although the research is still inconclusive about its success in smoking cessation.
James Enns hopes to return the Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance to its place atop perceptual journals.
Continuing a tradition of excellence
Sherryl Goodman aims to encourage innovation in Abnormal Psychology while maintaining the journal’s sterling reputation.
A broader focus
Eliot Smith, new editor of Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, aims to publish articles written for a more expansive audience.
APA works to promote psychology on the National Mall
Exhibit highlights research on human behavior and the environment.
Center to promote a healthier climate for women in academia
NSF-funded program at Texas A&M incorporates APA’s healthy workplace principles.
A sample of recently published findings.