2011 APA Annual Convention

Board of Scientific Affairs programming

A guide to BSA-sponsored programming at the 2011 APA Annual Convention.

This year at the American Psychological Association’s 119th Convention in Washington, DC, the APA Board of Scientific Affairs (BSA) and its related governance bodies are sponsoring or co-sponsoring a broad range of programming of interest to the psychological science community.

Distinguished Scientific Contribution Awards

Barry Everitt—Neuropsychological Mechanisms Underlying Drug Addiction: Insights from Behavioral Neuroscience
Friday, August 5, 12:00 noon – 12:50 pm
Convention Center, Room 143B

Trevor Robbins—The Neuropsychopharmacology of Decision-Making: Implications for Psychopathology
Friday, August 5, 1:00 – 1:50 pm
Convention Center, Room 143B

Carol Dweck—Mindsets: Understanding People and Promoting Change
Friday, August 5, 2:00 – 2:50 pm
Convention Center, Room 145B

Daniel Wegner—Setting Free the Bears: Escape from Thought Suppression
Saturday, August 6, 3:00 – 3:50 pm
Convention Center, Room 151B

Distinguished Scientific Award for the Applications of Psychology

Alan E. Kazdin—Evidence-Based Treatment Research: Advances, Limitations, and Next Steps
Saturday, August 6, 2:00 – 2:50 pm
Convention Center, 146C

Neal Miller Lecture

Michael Fanselow—Neural Circuits for Remembering and Inhibiting Fear
Saturday, August 6, 3:00 – 3:50 pm
Convention Center, Room 144C

Master Lectures

Kent Berridge—Delight, Desire and Dread: Limbic Brain Generators
Friday, August 5, 3:00 – 3:50 pm 
Convention Center, Room 144A

Sam Gosling—Snoop Dreams: The Expression of Personality in Everyday Contexts
Saturday, August 6, 3:00 – 3:50 pm
Convention Center, Room 145B

Marcia Johnson—The Cognitive Neuroscience of True and False Memories
Saturday, August 6, 4:00 – 4:50 pm
Convention Center, Room 144C

Gary Klein—The Naturalistic Decision Making Perspective 
Saturday, August 6, 5:00 – 5:50 pm
Convention Center, Room 144B

Douglas Massey—The Sociology of Stereotype Threat  
Saturday, August 6, 5:00 – 5:50 pm
Convention Center, Room 144C

Board of Scientific Affairs – Sessions on K-12 STEM Education

Invited Address: Robert Hauser—Including Psychology in K-12 STEM Education
Friday, August 5, 12:00 Noon – 12:50 pm
Convention Center, Room 144A

Conversation Hour: K-12 STEM Education and Psychology
Friday, August 5, 1:00 – 1:50 pm
Convention Center, Room 209B

Committee on Animal Research and Ethics - Invited Address

Yvon Delville—Hamster and Human Bullies  
Saturday, August 6, 2:00 – 2:50 pm
Convention Center, Room 143B

Committee on Human Research - Invited Address

Daniel Marson—Incidental Findings in Human Research: What Ethical Standards and Guidelines Should Apply
Saturday, August 6, 4:00 – 4:50 pm
Convention Center, Room 143A

Committee on Psychological Tests and Assessment - Invited Symposium

Symposium—Cultural Adaptation of Psychological Tests in the 21st Century: Challenges, Perils, and Promising Strategies 
Friday, August 5, 2:00 – 2:50 pm 
Convention Center, Room 149B

Science Student Council Sessions

Mentoring Roundtable for Science Graduate Students 
(sponsored by BSA) (featuring Kathryn Hirsh-Pasek, Kristopher Preacher, David Barlow, June Tangney, Susan Fiske, Ken Sher, Gail Goodman, Charles Snowdon)
Friday, August 5, 12:00 Noon – 12:50 pm
Renaissance Washington Hotel, Grand Ballroom North

Symposium—Non-Traditional Careers Options in Psychological Science: Do I Really Have to Graduate? 
(sponsored by the APA Membership Board)
Friday, August 5, 2:00 – 2:50 pm
Convention Center, Room 209B

Symposium—Research Funding for Science Graduate Students: Where Is It and How Do I Get It?
(sponsored by the APA Policy and Planning Board)
Friday, August 5, 3:00 – 3:50 pm
Convention Center, Room 158

5th Annual Psychological Science Graduate Student Superstars – Datablitz!
(sponsored by BSA)
Saturday, August 6, 2:00 – 2:50 pm
Convention Center, Room 152B

Symposium—A Cultural Mosaic in Psychological Science: Examining Diversity in Psychological Research and Within Organizations
Saturday, August 6, 3:00 – 3:350 pm
Convention Center, Room 154B

Symposium—How and Why to Advocate for Disseminating Research Findings
(sponsored by Division 1)
Sunday, August 7, 10:00 – 10:50 am
Convention Center, Room 158