Psychological Science Agenda
From the Executive Director
- Answering the call, again
A major new opportunity at the National Science Foundation.
- Treatment guideline panels for obesity and PTSD are named
APA’s guidelines to be drafted by multidisciplinary groups of scientists and clinicians.
By Howard S. Kurtzman and Lynn Bufka, PhD
- NIH abandons plan to replace NIDA and NIAAA with new institute
NIH Director Francis Collins announced in mid-November that NIH would pursue only a functional rather than a structural integration of substance use, abuse and addiction research
- Irving Gottesman wins Grawemeyer psychology award
Scientist is honored for work on the genetics of mental disorders.
- APA awards 2012 Meritorious Research Service Commendations
Two federal psychologists are recognized for promoting research programs in psychology and health.
- Winners selected for 2012 APA Early Graduate Student Researcher Awards
Awards will support students’ continued research and training.
- Students win 2012 APF/COGDOP Graduate Research Scholarships
Awards provide research funds to promising students in psychological science.
Government Relations Update
From the Science Student Council
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Science highlights from the December Monitor
Behavioral health experts are fighting the childhood obesity epidemic from a variety of angles. Here’s what works.
Neuroscientist brings light to the blind — and to vision research
Pawan Sinha is working to treat blindness among India's poorest children and in the process is discovering how the brain learns to see.
Exploring the link between suicide and TBI
With funding from the Department of Defense, Lisa Brenner is developing a suicide prevention program for military personnel and veterans with traumatic brain injuries.
Psychologists are working as part of health-care teams to help older adults keep their sex lives going strong.
Psychologists are working to make schools more welcoming for LGBTQ youth.
APA chief is elected to IOM
CEO Norman Anderson receives major scientific honor.
The workforce of science
APA’s Steve Breckler on improving data about psychological scientists’ careers.
Snapshots of recently published findings.