Speakers chosen for 2011 APA Distinguished Scientist Lectures
Psychologists Robert F. Krueger and Timothy A. Salthouse have been selected as speakers for the 2011 American Psychological Association Distinguished Scientist Lecture Program by the APA Board of Scientific Affairs. Each of these scientists will give a featured address at a regional psychological association annual meeting.
Robert Krueger will speak on “Toward an Empirical Classification of Mental Disorders” at the Southeastern Psychological Association meeting, which will be held in Jacksonville, Florida, on March 2-5. Krueger is the Hathaway Distinguished Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Minnesota. His research focuses on working to develop more empirically-based schemes for classifying mental disorders, with the aim of using these rubrics to frame research on the etiology and pathophysiology of mental disorder.
Timothy Salthouse will speak on “Why Aren’t There Greater Consequences of Age-related Declines in Cognitive Functioning?” at the Eastern Psychological Association meeting to be held in Cambridge, Massachusetts, on March 10-13. Salthouse is Brown-Forman Professor of Psychology in the Department of Psychology at the University of Virginia. His primary research examines effects of aging on many aspects of cognitive functioning, including memory, reasoning, and spatial abilities. He is interested both in the factors responsible for age-related declines, and in the role of experience and knowledge in moderating the consequences of those declines.
The APA Board of Scientific Affairs, with the support of regional association presidents, established the Distinguished Scientist Lecture Program in 1990. The Distinguished Scientist Lectures, together with the G. Stanley Hall Lectures (sponsored by the APA Education Directorate), allow APA to support invited talks at regional meetings. See the APA website for additional information about the regional psychological associations.