Psychological Science Agenda
Science BriefElizabeth A. Kensinger
The affective responses we experience about an event influence what we later remember about that event.
- APA responds to proposed federal changes in human research protections
Individual scientists and organizations are also encouraged to submit comments.
By Jenna McGwin and Sangeeta Panicker, PhD
- APA offers new PsycTESTS database
Researchers can access comprehensive repository of psychological tests and measures.
By Linda Beebe
- APA hosts webinar on new Alzheimer’s guidelines
Archived version is available online.
- Psychologist Matthew Nock is MacArthur Fellow
Researcher is recognized for multidisciplinary approach to suicide and self-injury.
Government Relations Update
- APA co-sponsors events on suicide prevention in military and veteran populations
Three-day effort combines research, practice, and advocacy.
By Diane Elmore and Heather O'Beirne Kelly
From The Science Student Council
- Changing course: What to do when you realize that your career goals have changed
Career opportunities for doctoral-level psychological scientists are not limited to academia.
By Hallie Bregman
Science highlights from the October Monitor
Coverage of the 2011 APA Convention
Is technology ruining our kids?
Not according to public health researcher Michele Ybarra, who outlined why, in general, there is little cause for alarm.
Facebook: Friend or foe?
Children and teens’ overuse of social media is linked to lower grades, poor health and symptoms of potential mental health problems, new research shows.
The promise of Web 3.0
The behavioral scientist behind eHarmony said today’s Web technology offers rich possibilities for researchers.
NIMH invests in IT-enhanced interventions
The institute seeks to fund interventions that are ‘pushing the envelope.’
Boosting minority achievement
New research points to ways to help minority students reach greater academic heights, said Claude Steele in his APA 2011 Annual Convention keynote address.
Where's the progress?
Despite decades of work, the educational achievement gap between whites and ethnic minorities continues, said speakers at an APA convention session.
And social justice for all
In her presidential address, Melba J.T. Vasquez outlined areas where psychological research has secured justice and called for continued work to safeguard health-care reform.
Helping new Americans find their way
An APA presidential task force has identified the complex issues facing immigrants—and ways psychologists can help them thrive.
Segregations's ongoing legacy
Your neighborhood can affect your health, to the detriment of many racial and ethnic-minority groups, according to psychologist Brian Smedley.
Subtle and stunning slights
They may be unintentional, but microaggressions leave lasting hurt, say psychologists.
A new way to combat prejudice
Stanford University researcher Carol S. Dweck has found a way to change people’s minds to reduce prejudice and bullying.
Retraining the biased brain
Is it possible to break people of unconscious prejudice? One researcher’s work suggests it is.
Suppressing the 'white bears'
Meditation, mindfulness and other tools can help us avoid unwanted thoughts, says social psychologist Daniel Wegner.
How to eat better—mindlessly
Psychologist Brian Wansink says that small changes in our environment can help us overcome our natural tendency to overeat.
Protecting your aging brain
There is plenty we can do now to reduce our risk for Alzheimer’s disease, new research shows.
Must babies always breed marital discontent?
After having a baby, most married couples become less satisfied with their relationships, and that can have negative mental health consequences for their children.
Martin E.P. Seligman’s new initiative calls for a global boost in well-being by 2051.
The danger of stimulants
Stimulant drugs damage the brain’s decision-making abilities, revving up the course of addiction and making it harder for people to quit, research suggests.
News briefs from APA’s 2011 Annual Convention