Psychological Science Agenda
A publication of the Science Directorate
December 2014 |Vol. 28, No. 12
- Calling on Congress to stop fighting scientific research
Roll Call opinion piece, co-authored by APA’s Pat Kobor, points to the shortsightedness of recent attacks on NIH-funded research.
- APA offers Advanced Training Institutes for summer 2015
Offerings include cutting-edge statistical techniques and research methods with diverse populations.
- Collaborating across cultures
Thomas Eissenberg: Working with scientists from the Arab world improved my worldview, my career and my life. I urge you to collaborate with researchers from other cultures, too.
From The Science Student Council
Science Highlights From the December Monitor
- Coaxing better behavior
Behavioral science is playing a pivotal role in research and policymaking that seeks to gently steer us toward better decisions.
- Acing the marshmallow test
In a new book, psychologist Walter Mischel discusses how we can all become better at resisting temptation, and why doing so can improve our lives.
- Envisioning healthy weight
Researchers are exploring the possible benefits of using virtual reality to treat eating disorders and obesity.
- Losing weight, but not healthy
Eating disorders among people who are overweight or obese often go unrecognized.
- A pioneer and change agent
APA honors Ellen Stover for championing risk and prevention research on HIV/AIDS.
- Briefing the courts
APA took an active legal role in 2014 with briefs explaining psychological research.
- Raising the bar for educator training
A new APA report outlines ways to make teacher preparation more effective.
- APA releases new testing standards
The revised standards for educational and psychological testing emphasize fairness in testing practices.
- Does the gender pay gap in psychology differ by work setting?
News from APA's Center for Workforce Studies.
- Preserving the past
A $3.5 million gift will allow psychology’s history center to ramp up its offerings for researchers and the public.
- Silenced voices
David Pablo Boder's first psychological interviews with ‘displaced persons' are gaining prominence more than 60 years after they were conducted.
- Benefactors of basic science
APA's Steven Breckler on enhancing psychology's status as a STEM discipline.
- In brief
Snapshots of some of the latest peer-reviewed research within psychology and related fields.
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