Psychological Science Agenda
A publication of the Science Directorate
July 2014 |Vol. 28, No. 7
Science BriefColin Wayne Leach, PhD
Defining and defending the morality of our groups.
Science At APA Convention
- Convention sessions especially for science-oriented graduate students
- Visit the Science Directorate’s hospitality suite at convention
Unique programming for the psychological science community.
Government Relations Update
- Psychologist James Jackson to be appointed to National Science Board
Board oversees NSF and advises government on science policy.
- Congressional briefing highlights research on health and social impacts of marijuana use
APA and Friends of NIDA sponsor event for policymakers.
- APA Federal Budget Blog
Read the latest post.
Science Student Council
- Are you in need of liberation from commercially controlled statistical software?
Enlist R in your fight for statistical independence.
By Joseph E. Gonzales
Science Highlights from the July/August Monitor
- Defending animal research
Despite a life-threatening attack against him, J. David Jentsch remains an outspoken proponent of research with animals, emphasizing that the work is needed to save human lives.
- After the spill
Researchers study the lingering effects of the BP oil spill.
- World-changing research
At a meeting at the United Nations, psychologists explain how the discipline can contribute to sustainable development.
- From stuttering to fluency
Psychologists are helping people who stutter gain mastery over their symptoms and associated anxiety.
- Stay the course
Don’t let rejection get you down. Persistence pays off when applying for grants and fellowships, according to these successful grad students and early career psychologists.
- How many psychology doctorates are awarded by U.S. institutions?
News from APA’s Center for Workforce Studies.
- Calling psychology education what it is: STEM
APA’s Steven Breckler on increasing the recognition of psychology as a science.
- Team science: A matter of trust?
Barbara Stanley explores how today’s more complex research environment is raising new ethical concerns.
- Diaz-Granados to join APA as executive director for education
- APA co-sponsors ‘The Science of Kids’ exhibit to promote STEM
- Early career psychologists will blog and students will tweet during APA’s 2014 Annual Convention
- In brief
Snapshots of some of the latest peer-reviewed research within psychology and related fields.
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