Psychological Science Agenda
A publication of the Science Directorate
May 2014 |Vol. 28, No. 5
Senior and early career psychologists recognized for major scientific contributions.
- The "Science of Kids" is a big hit at USA Science Expo
All ages flock to exhibit sponsored by APA and Boston’s Museum of Science.
- NSF, robots and autism
APA and Vanderbilt team up to brief members of Congress.
- Win $10,000: NIH offers prizes for best ideas to reduce bias in peer review
Competition is latest step in agency’s effort to address disparities in grant funding.
- Congratulations to the 2014 APA Student Travel Award winners
More than 100 students receive awards to help with travel to the 2014 APA convention in Washington, D.C.
Government Relations Update
- APA responds to NIH guidance on what constitutes 'significant change' in animal research activities
Proposal is described as ambiguous and having little impact on laboratory animal welfare.
- William Riley to serve as acting head of OBSSR
Former director Robert Kaplan moves to AHRQ.
- APA Federal Budget Blog
Read the latest post.
- Can I learn to stop worrying and love online research?
Conducting research over the Internet allows researchers to capture data as never before. But it also presents ethical challenges.
From the Science Student Council
- Past members of the APA Science Student Council: Where are they now?
Former members discuss the value of their experiences on the council.
By Richard Chambers and Jason Fuchs
- Graduate students — Apply now to join the APA Science Student Council
- APA Distinguished Scientific Awards: Call for nominations
- APA pre-convention workshop on scientific integrity
Focus is on practical issues surrounding the responsible conduct of research.
- 2014 APF/COGDOP Graduate Research Scholarships: Call for applications
- Apply now for APA training in data mining techniques and non-linear methods
Science Highlights from the May Monitor
- The preschool puzzle
Politicians are promoting the idea of universal preschool. Psychologists are helping to illuminate what works.
- Educating the educators
University of Virginia psychologist Daniel Willingham is dedicated to helping schools and families determine which new educational tools and strategies are scientifically supported and worth adopting.
- Depression’s toll on the heart
A new scientific statement from the American Heart Association identifies depression as a risk factor for heart disease.
- New APA public education campaign demonstrates psychological science in action
Campaign aimed at students, teachers and counselors.
- Mother’s day
Mom still rules when it comes to taking care of the kids, but dads are getting closer.
- The (mis)classification of psychologists
APA’s Steven Breckler on how the federal government counts us.
- In brief
Snapshots of some of the latest peer-reviewed research within psychology and related fields.
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