Psychological Science Agenda
Science BriefJoseph Henrich
- Science Leadership Conference participants talk about substance abuse research on Capitol Hill
Psychologists receive training, then advocate for science to their Congressional representatives.
By Pat Kobor
- Margarita Alegría elected to Institute of Medicine
Psychologist investigates disparities in mental health and substance abuse services.
- Spatial cognition researcher wins Presidential Early Career Award
Tad Brunye is honored at White House.
- Psychologist is recipient of IOM’s Sarnat Prize in Mental Health
Ellen Frank and William Bunney are honored for research on mood disorders.
Government Relations Update
- NSF report charts future directions in behavioral and social sciences
Analysis builds on 252 white papers submitted by research community.
- NIDCD invites public comment on strategic plan
- APA Federal Budget Blog
From The Science Student Council
- The psychology of “me”: The pros and cons of research ideas that are central to the self
How much of "you" should go into your research?
By David R. Kille
- Call for applications: Mentorship program for graduate students and post-docs at 2012 APA Convention
- 2012 International Congress of Psychology travel grants
- Summer research grants for underrepresented groups in neuroscience
- APAGS grant for graduate students in basic science
- McGuigan Early Career Investigator Prize: Call for nominations
Science highlights from the November Monitor
Health-care reform 2.0
APA and psychologists across the country are working to ensure psychology’s place in the nation’s new health-care system.
Aging, with grace
With the world’s population living longer than ever before, psychologists are facing new challenges and opportunities. Here’s an overview of the key trends.
Will behave for money
Contingency management — sometimes in the form of simply paying people to quit drugs or exercise more — is making the jump from small-scale studies to population-wide programs.
Psychology is key to pain management
An Institute of Medicine report identifies pain as a major public health problem that will require physicians to team with psychologists to address its biological, psychological and social underpinnings.
Behavior change in 15-minute sessions?
Researchers are exploring promising new treatments to modify cognitive biases that underlie common mental health conditions.
Inspiring young researchers
Psychology science fairs are on the rise — and a great way to nurture new talent.
A sample of recently published findings.