June 18, 2014
American Psychological Association's 122nd Annual Convention Aug. 7-10, 2014, Washington, D.C.
Gun violence, mental illness stigma, technology and social media, addiction therapy among hundreds of presentations
Media Information and Convention Highlights
Meeting Room 209C, Walter E. Washington Convention Center, 801 Mount Vernon Pl., NW, Washington, D.C. Facilities will include work space, wireless connections for laptops/tablets, high-speed printer, telephones and APA staff resources. This room will also be the site of any news briefings if any are held during the convention.
Hours (Eastern Daylight Time)
Thursday, Aug. 7, 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Friday-Saturday, Aug. 8 and 9, 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Sunday, Aug. 10, 8 a.m. to noon.
Media can register for the convention on site in the press room, in advance online, by emailing APA Public Affairs or by calling (202) 336-5700. Registration is limited to credentialed journalists; journalists who have assignment letters on the letterhead of a media organization; and public information officers from universities, nonprofit organizations and government agencies. All media personnel must be registered and show their convention badges to attend any convention session or activity.
Media can make hotel reservations online.
Program and Papers
The convention program is online. Printed programs will also be available on site. Selected papers will be available electronically upon request.
Releases about specific convention sessions, presentations and papers will be sent to news media by email in July (a week to 10 days before the convention starts) and will be available online.
All releases will be embargoed until the time of presentation unless otherwise noted.
Presentations without links to the online convention program may be available from APA Public Affairs.
Thursday, Aug. 7
- Gun Violence Prediction and Prevention:
- Gun Policy, Susan Sorenson, PhD, University of Pennsylvania.
- Gun Violence Complexity and Disparity, Jacquelyn White, PhD, University of North Carolina at Greensboro.
- The Public Health Approach, Robert Kinscherff, PhD, JD, Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology.
- Violence and Mental Health Services, Joel Dvoskin, PhD, University of Arizona College of Medicine.
- Barriers to Research, Gary Gottfredson, PhD, University of Maryland College Park.
- Emotional Expression on Facebook Predicts Well-Being Around the World, Aleksandr Kogan, PhD, University of Cambridge, England.
- Gut/Brain Interactions in Reward, Eating, and Obesity, Ivan de Araujo, PhD, Yale University School of Medicine.
- Traffic Psychology and Human Factors Considerations for Child Occupant Protection, Kelli England Will, PhD, Eastern Virginia Medical School.
- Implications of an Age-Based Retirement Age for Pilots and Air Traffic Controllers, David Schroeder, PhD, Oklahoma City.
- Does Cardiorespiratory Fitness Protect Against Depression During Middle School? Camilo Ruggero, PhD, University of North Texas.
- Development of a Smoking App for Health-Priority Populations, Martin Iguchi, PhD, Georgetown University.
- Envisioning Services for People with Serious Mental Illness, U.S. Rep. Tim Murphy, R-Pa.
- Distracted Driving Behaviors and Personality Correlates Among Young Adult Drivers (PDF, 219KB), Keli Braitman, PhD, William Jewell College.
- Does Playing a Varsity Sport Have Employment Advantages? An Audit Study of Leadership, Sex, and Race, Sumru Erkut, PhD, Wellesley College.
- Understanding the Motives and Sentiments Behind Large-Scale Mobilizations and Revolts, Shuki Cohen, PhD, City University of New York John Jay College of Criminal Justice.
- The Spinal Cord's Role in Learning and Memory: A Negotiated Equilibrium, Jonathan R. Wolpaw, MD, New York State Department of Health, Albany.
Friday, Aug. 8
- Assessing Suicide Risk in Active Duty Military Personnel, M. David Rudd, PhD, University of Memphis.
- The Other Invisible Wounds: Sexual Dysfunction As a Result of Military Service, Sherrie Wilcox, PhD, University of Southern California.
- STEM Initiatives and Vocational Psychology: National Trends and Local Examples, Angela Byars-Winston, PhD, University of Wisconsin-Madison.
- Can the Public Mental Health System Reduce Gun Violence? Joel Dvoskin, PhD, University of Arizona.
- Is That Mom on the Phone? Teen Drivers and Distraction, Noelle LaVoie, PhD, Parallel Consulting, LLC, Petaluma, California.
- Transforming Evil Into Heroic Good, Philip Zimbardo, PhD, Heroic Imagination Project, San Francisco.
- Neuroimaging in the Courtroom: Promises and Perils in the Coming Decade, Scott Lilienfeld, PhD, Emory University.
- What Works in Reducing Homophobia? A Meta-Analysis, Julia Benjamin, MA, University of Wisconsin-Madison.
- “Poisoned to Its Soul:” Addressing the Problem of White Racism, Jennifer Selig, PhD, Pacifica Graduate Institute.
- A Cognitive Neuroscience Perspective on Laughter, Marcia Grabowecky, PhD, Northwestern University.
- Biological Impact of Musical Training in At-Risk Children, Nina Kraus, PhD, Northwestern University.
- Prevalence of Severe Weather Phobia, Karen Multon, PhD, University of Kansas.
- Modern Culture and Individualism: The Pernicious Spread of Narcissism or the Welcome Growth of Equality? Jean Twenge, PhD, San Diego State University.
- Selecting Astronauts: The Role of Psychologists, Kelley Slack, PhD, LZ Technology, Houston.
Saturday, Aug. 9
- Perceptions of Mental Illness and Violence Among Psychologists and Legislators, Margaret Farrelly, PhD, Seton Hall University.
- Mental Illness and Enhancing Protective Factors to Reduce Violence, Eric Elbogen, PhD, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
- The APA Firearms Violence Policy: Observations on Process and Outcome, Robert Kinscherff, PhD, JD, Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology.
- Social Media Usage, Self-Esteem, and Narcissism in College Students, Brian Stogner, PhD, Rochester College.
- Media Consumption and Stigmatizing Attitudes Toward People With Mental Illness, Ginny Chan, MA, City University of New York John Jay College of Criminal Justice.
- Consumer Well-Being and Environmental Well-Being: A Surprising Compatibility, Miriam Tatzel, PhD, Empire State College-State University of New York.
- Anatomy of Violence: Dissecting the Biological Roots of Crime, Adrian Raine, PhD, University of Pennsylvania.
- Helping Different Kinds of Minds to Succeed, Temple Grandin, PhD, Colorado State University.
- Scientific Update on Sport-Related Concussion: What Does the Evidence Tell Us? Michael McCrea, PhD, Medical College of Wisconsin.
- Do You Know What Hydraulic Fracturing Is? The Impact of Fracking on Women's Lives, Lynn Collins, PhD, La Salle University.
- Addressing Human Sex Trafficking As a Men's Issue, Jonathan Schwartz, PhD, New Mexico State University.
- Caution: Immigration Can Be Harmful to Your Mental Health, J. Manuel Casas, PhD, University of California-Santa Barbara.
- Neurocognitive Consequences of Chronic Marijuana Use: Preventing Early Onset Is Critical, Krista M. Lisdahl, PhD, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
Sunday, Aug. 10
- Internet Addiction: Screening, Concordance, and Consequences, Gary Brosvic, PhD, Rider University.
- Grit, Conscientiousness, and Openness to Experience in Creative Achievement, Magdalena Grohman, PhD, University of Texas at Dallas.
- Feeling Older and Less Wise: The Attenuating Effects of Subjective Age on Self-Perceptions of Wisdom, Joann Montepare, PhD, MA, Lasell College.
- Stressful Life Events, Hassles, and Mortality: Longitudinal Findings From the Normative Aging Study, Carolyn Aldwin, PhD, Oregon State University.
- Psychopathy and Success Among Law Students, David DeMatteo, JD, PhD, Drexel University.
- Psychological Impacts of a Childhood Lived in Poverty, Roseanne Flores, PhD, City University of New York Hunter College.
The American Psychological Association, in Washington, D.C., is the largest scientific and professional organization representing psychology in the United States. APA's membership includes nearly130,000 researchers, educators, clinicians, consultants and students. Through its divisions in 54 subfields of psychology and affiliations with 60 state, territorial and Canadian provincial associations, APA works to advance the creation, communication and application of psychological knowledge to benefit society and improve people's lives.