Psychological Science Agenda
Science BriefAdam M. Grant
The combination of intrinsic motivation and taking other people’s perspectives is the best route to creativity on the job.
2011 APA Annual Convention
- Science Showcase debuts at APA Annual Convention
Live demonstrations feature examples of research that has been translated into benefits for the public.
- Board of Scientific Affairs programming
A guide to BSA-sponsored programming at the 2011 APA Annual Convention.
- Science Student Council at APA Annual Convention
The APA Science Student Council has designed six exciting convention programs with science-oriented graduate students specifically in mind.
By Hallie Bregman
- A Scientist’s Guide to the APA Convention now available
- APA moves forward on developing clinical treatment guidelines
Steering committee designs policies and procedures for new APA activity.
By Howard S. Kurtzman and Lynn Bufka, PhD
- Summer Science Fellowship Program underway
Program places advanced undergraduate students in labs of leading psychological researchers.
Government Relations Update
- NIH reorganization of addictions research is delayed another year
Outside stakeholders are promised a significant role in planning.
By Geoff Mumford
- Data on LGBT populations to be collected in major federal health survey
HHS acts on Institute of Medicine recommendation.
- PCORI to seek public comment on its mission
How should “patient-centered outcomes research” be defined?
- APA Federal Budget Blog
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Science highlights from the July/August Monitor
Psychologists are increasing awareness of the harmful effects noise has on cognition and health.
Cognitive science has taught us a lot about how humans learn. Now computer-based learning programs are putting those principles into action and improving student gains.
ADHD among preschoolers
Identifying and treating attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder in very young children requires a different approach.
Golden rule redux
Research suggests that for emotional well-being, you should treat yourself the way you’d want others to treat you.
Signs of progress
As new director of NIH’s top psychology funding arm, Robert Kaplan is seeing ongoing opportunity for psychologists to collaborate. APA CEO Norman B. Anderson — who held Kaplan’s job before he came to the association — talks with Kaplan about how times have changed.
The woman behind the visual cliff
Eleanor J. Gibson is best remembered for an iconic experiment, but her own story of flexibility in the face of gender discrimination may be an even more valuable psychology lesson.
Should you blow the whistle?
What to do when you suspect your adviser or research supervisor of ethical misconduct.
A sample of recently published findings.