Psychological Science Agenda
Science BriefJanet Mann
Scientists reveal complex and variable forms of social and hunting behavior.
- David Amodio receives F. J. McGuigan Early Career Investigator Prize
NYU psychologist investigates behavioral and brain mechanisms underlying self-regulation.
- Psychological scientists honored at White House
Recipients of Presidential Early Career Awards include researchers in addiction, visual perception and quantitative methods.
- APA’s 2012 Summer Science Fellowship program held at George Mason University
Advanced undergraduates gain hands-on experience in psychological research along with advocacy and professional development training.
By Bree Gunter
Government Relations Update
- Behavioral Research Program at NCI is reorganized
Psychological scientists can look to the National Cancer Institute for funding and research resources.
By William Klein and Mary O’Connell
- PCORI seeks health care stakeholders to help refine its research agenda
Psychologists can apply to participate in planning workshops.
From the Science Student Council
- Academic overload: When to say no during graduate school
Deciding which opportunities to participate in during graduate school can be a daunting task.
By Rachel Manes
Science highlights from the September Monitor
That gut feeling
With a sophisticated neural network transmitting messages from trillions of bacteria, the brain in your gut exerts a powerful influence over the one in your head, new research suggests.
Changing our brains, changing ourselves
Neuroscientist Richard Davidson believes that understanding the neurobiology of emotion can help all of us develop the right ‘emotional style' to improve our lives.
Advances in behavioral therapy for Tourette syndrome offer many children an alternative to medication.
APA’s Steven Breckler on recent cases of scientific misconduct.
From the CEO
APA’s Norman Anderson on a new public education effort: Psychology: Science in Action
William James and the sixth sense
Despite his grousing about lab work, William James conducted extensive experiments on the mechanism of dizziness — studies that are little known in psychology circles.
Snapshots of recently published findings.