Psychological Science Agenda
A publication of the Science Directorate
November 2014 |Vol. 28, No. 11
- Steven Breckler, executive director for science, to leave APA
Breckler is praised for a decade of contributions to APA and psychological science.
- Catherine Lord elected to Institute of Medicine
Psychologist at Columbia University studies diagnosis and evaluation of autism.
- Spend a year working on policy in Washington, DC
APA’s Congressional and Executive Branch Science Fellowships offer psychologists at all career stages the opportunity to apply their skills in government.
Government Relations Update
- Congressional briefing on substance use and brain development draws large crowd
Event was sponsored by Friends of NIAAA and Friends of NIDA.
- APA Federal Budget Blog
Read the latest post.
From the Science Student Council
Science Highlights From the November Monitor
- Born bashful
Psychologists have new insights into the causes and effects of childhood shyness.
- Injustice, in black and white
MacArthur Fellow Jennifer L. Eberhardt is honored for her research on racial bias.
- Turning lives around with hope
Valerie Maholmes’s research points to the importance of fostering hope and resilience among poor families.
- Unlocking the emotions of cancer
A new mandate requires cancer centers to screen oncology patients for distress.
- Are psychologists in the states that have the most mental illness?
News from APA's Center for Workforce Studies.
- My ‘unpredictable’ decision to join APA’s staff
Jim Diaz-Granados on becoming APA Executive Director for Education.
- In brief
Snapshots of some of the latest peer-reviewed research within psychology and related fields.
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