Psychological Science Agenda
Science BriefMichael J. Beran
Chimps and monkeys can display patterns of self-control similar to humans.
- 2013 APA Distinguished Scientific Award recipients
Psychological researchers recognized for major contributions to the field.
- Science programming at the 2013 APA Annual Convention in Honolulu
Sessions include master lectures, award addresses and workshops for graduate students.
- BSA tackles undergraduate education, international research & science advocacy
Highlights of the spring 2013 meeting of the APA Board of Scientific Affairs.
By Leah L. Light
- New MCAT includes major sections on behavioral & social sciences
APA helps support video competition to develop materials for students preparing for exam.
- Traveling cognitive science lab aims to build student interest in STEM disciplines
Focus is on students from groups underrepresented in science.
Government Relations Update
- Social psychologist presents research on police lineups to members of Congress
Margaret Bull Kovera, PhD, is APA’s featured scientist at Capitol Hill event aimed at strengthening congressional support for NSF.
By Heather O'Beirne Kelly
From the Science Student Council
- The APA Science Student Council — Representing science-oriented psychology graduate students
How young psychological scientists make their opinions heard within APA.
By Elizabeth Necka
PSA is the monthly e-newsletter of the APA Science Directorate. It is read by psychologists, students, academic administrators, journalists and policymakers in Congress and federal science agencies.
Science highlights from the May Monitor
New research and new ideas
A strong lineup of speakers will focus on emerging trends at APA's 2013 Annual Convention in Honolulu, July 31-Aug. 4.
Donald Stein, PhD, to speak about progesterone as treatment for brain injuries.
APA 2013 Annual Convention keynote speaker Barry Scheck will speak on how The Innocence Project is using psychologists' research to help prevent wrongful convictions.
Psychologists are using research-tested ways to enrich the lives of animals in zoos and laboratories.
New hope for the damaged brain
Cognitive psychologist Elissa Newport is heading a new center at Georgetown University that promises to bring the best science to bear on the delicate task of stroke recovery.
Brain science on the brink
APA’s Steven Breckler on the president’s neuroscience initiative.
Building a ‘better' brain
As early as the 1950s, psychologist David Krech foresaw the power and the peril of cognitive enhancement — prescient concerns that live on today.
Snapshots of recently published findings.