Psychological Science Agenda
- 2012 APA Distinguished Scientific Award recipients
Both senior and early career researchers are recognized for major contributions to psychological science.
- Congratulations to the 2012 APA Student Travel Award winners
More than 100 students receive awards to help with travel to the 2012 APA Convention in Orlando.
Government Relations Update
- National Institute on Aging sponsors Alzheimer’s Disease Research Summit
Recommendations for advancing research are issued.
By Pat Kobor
- Measuring progress in diversifying the scientific workforce
At workshop, scientific leaders focus on methods for tracking training and careers and evaluating diversity programs.
- APA Federal Budget Blog
From the Science Student Council
- Science Student Council at the APA Annual Convention
Diverse programs are specifically geared toward the interests of science-oriented graduate students.
By Michael Dunbar
Science Brief Column
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Science highlights from the June Monitor
The roots of mental illness
How much of mental illness can the biology of the brain explain?
Research shows that all too often, Americans are taking medications that may not work or may be inappropriate for their mental health problems.
Our moral motivations
Humans have evolved from being driven by self-interest to being team players who want their lives to count for something, argues University of Virginia psychologist Jonathan Haidt.
Miscarriage and loss
Losing a pregnancy can affect a woman — and her family — for years, research finds.
APA honors Howell
Just before his passing, William C. "Bill" Howell was given this year's top award for outstanding contributions to the association.
During World War I, some people saw shell shock as cowardice or malingering, but Charles S. Myers convinced the British military to take it seriously and developed approaches that still guide treatment today.
Public education enables open access
APA’s Steve Breckler on making science available to all.
Snapshots of recently published findings.