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Science programming at the 2012 APA Annual Convention in Orlando

Sessions include master lectures, award addresses, and workshops for graduate students.

The American Psychological Association’s (APA) 120th Convention, to be held August 2-5 in Orlando, Florida, will feature a broad range of programming of interest to the psychological science community. The items below represent a small sample; a complete list of convention programming will be available soon on the convention website. See the convention website as well for general information and an online registration form.

Scientific Award Addresses

Daniel L. Schacter—The Future of Memory: Imagining, Remembering, and the Brain
Friday, August 3, 2–2:50 p.m.

Edward F. Diener—The Future of Subjective Well-Being Research
Saturday, August 4, 2–2:50 p.m.

Kelly D. Brownell—Making Research Matter: Strategic Science Harnessed to Create Social Change
Friday, August 3, 1–1:50 p.m.

Michael Meaney—Vulnerability Across Generations: Non-genomic Transmission of Familial Risk
Saturday, August 4, 3–3:50 p.m.

Neal Miller Lecture

Huda Akil—The Neurobiology of Temperament and Emotions: A Molecular and Genetic Approach
Saturday, August 4, 4–4:50 p.m.

Master Lectures

Patricia J. Bauer—Development of Childhood Amnesia and a Personal Past
Saturday, August 4, 2–2:50 p.m.

David MacKinnon—Getting From X to Y: Mediating Variables in Psychology
Saturday, August 4, 4–4:50 p.m.

Nicola S. Clayton—The Mentality of Corvids: Implications for the Evolution of Human Cognition
Friday, August 3, 3–3:50 p.m.

George F. Koob—Neurobiology of Addiction: A Reward Deficit and Stress Surfeit Disorder
Saturday, August 4, 5–5:50 p.m.

Jennifer Crocker—Pursuing Self-Esteem: Ineffective and Effective Strategies
Saturday, August 4, 3–3:50 p.m.

Sponsored by Science Committees

Designing Cognitive Ability Tests for Use in Hiring and Promotional Systems
Friday, August 3, 12-12:50 p.m.
(Committee on Psychological Tests & Assessment)

Heading Into the Unknown: IRB Regulations in Transition
Friday, August 3, 3–3:50 p.m.
(Committee on Human Research)

Outwitting the Wisdom of the Body: Interrelationships Between Obesity and Cognitive Functioning
Friday, August 3, 12-12:50 p.m.
(Committee on Animal Research & Ethics)

For Graduate Students

Making Professional Contacts: A Scientist’s Guide to Networking
Saturday, August 4, 3–3:50 p.m.

Pay Day! How to Find and Secure Research Funding in Psychology
Friday, August 3, 3–3:50 p.m.

Playing Well With Others: Interdisciplinary and Translational Research
Friday, August 3, 12–12:50 p.m.

When I Grow Up: Nontraditional Career Options
Saturday, August 4, 4–4:50 p.m.

Psychological Science Idol (PSI): Sixth Annual Data Blitz!
Saturday, August 4, 2–2:50 p.m.