Psychological Science Agenda
A publication of the Science Directorate
April 2014 |Vol. 28, No. 4
From the Executive DirectorSteven Breckler, PhD
New APA education campaign targets high school students, teachers and counselors.
- APA & Boston’s Museum of Science to highlight cognitive development research at USA Science Expo
Joint exhibit brings psychology to major STEM gathering in Washington.
- APA pre-convention workshop on scientific integrity
Focus is on practical issues surrounding the responsible conduct of research.
- APA-AAMC partnership seeks educational resources for preparing health professionals
MedEdPORTAL repository now includes psychological science.
- APA’s Minority Fellowship Program sponsors Psychology Summer Institute
Institute meets July 20-26, 2014 — apply by May 1.
Science Highlights from the April Monitor
- Not-so blank slates
What do infants understand about the social world? More than you think.
- Is it really ADHD?
A psychologist and a health economist team up to explore the nation’s skyrocketing rates of ADHD diagnoses — and how a global push for performance may be partly to blame.
- Is pornography addictive?
Psychologists’ research is working to answer that question — and to identify ways to treat people whose porn use is interfering with their lives.
- Revisiting intellectual disability and the death penalty
- In brief
Snapshots of some of the latest peer-reviewed research within psychology and related fields.
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.