Psychological Science Agenda
Science BriefStan B. Floresco
Multiple brain regions work together to adapt behavior to a changing environment.
- Institute of Medicine calls for expanded federal support for LGBT health research
Initial response by federal officials is positive.
By Howard S. Kurtzman, PhD
Government Relations Update
- Federal budget update
Check APA’s new blog for up-to-date news on the federal research budget.
- NIH delays draft plan for reorganizing addictions research
Draft is now expected in late summer.
By Geoff Mumford
- APA and Friends of NIDA hold congressional briefing on marijuana research
Researchers report on progress in understanding and treating marijuana dependence.
By Christine Jamieson
- Lana Shekim of the National Institute on Deafness & Other Communication Disorders
NIDCD official highlights funding opportunities for behavioral scientists.
From the Committee on Human Research
- Incidental findings in research with human participants: Ethical challenges for psychologists
Researchers are advised to plan in advance how they will report and respond to incidental findings.
From The Science Student Council
Science Highlights from the April Monitor
The mind at midlife
Longstanding beliefs say the adult brain is best in its youth, but research now suggests otherwise. The middle-aged mind preserves many of its youthful skills and even develops some new strengths.
Positive psychology advances, with growing pains
Applications of positive psychology are moving ahead fast and furiously, but some question whether the interventions are outpacing the science.
Obama recognizes two psychologists
APA Fellows are honored for mentoring excellence in science education.
Catching reading problems early
Researchers are making strides toward early diagnosis and treatment of reading disabilities.
Better teaching for teachers
APA is collaborating with deans of schools of education to explore the ways psychological science can enhance teacher training.
Bridging the multicultural gap
To improve practice with multicultural people, science needs a broader array of research methods.
Scientists are uncovering evolutionary roots and modern function of the female orgasm – and its fake counterpart.
National pride can boost personal pride
Link is stronger for people in non-Western nations and with lower incomes.
International policy supports LGB scientists
Sexual orientation added to statement on scientists’ travel rights.
Data, data, data
APA’s Steve Breckler on the need to promote data sharing in psychology.
A sample of recently published findings.