Psychological Science Agenda

A publication of the Science Directorate
April 2015 |Vol. 29, No. 4
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  • Great expectations
    New research is leading to an understanding of how placebos work — findings that may lead to more effective treatments and better drug research.
  • Changing the cancer landscape
    A special issue of American Psychologist reviews psychology's role in cancer risk reduction, treatment adherence and quality of cancer survivorship.
  • Big data help prevent Army suicides
    In a partnership with NIMH, the Army is identifying the risk factors that can lead service members to take their own lives.
  • Gaming to learn
    Do educational computer and video games lead to real learning gains? Psychologists say more research is needed.
  • State by state, psychologists stand for science
    An APA program is training advocates to explain to members of Congress — in person — why psychology research is important.
  • In brief
    Snapshots of recently published findings.