May 30, 2013

American Psychological Association's 121st Annual Convention July 31-Aug.4, 2013 Honolulu

Trauma and suicide in the military, sex trafficking, intelligent vehicles, financial risk-taking among hundreds of presentations

Media Information and Convention Highlights

Press Room

Meeting Room 325A, Hawai’i Convention Center, 1801 Kalakaua Ave., Honolulu, Hawai’i. Facilities will include wireless connections for laptops, high-speed printer, work space, telephones and APA staff resources. This room may also be the site of news briefings held during the convention.

Hours (Hawai’i Standard Time)
  • Wednesday, July 31-Saturday, Aug. 3, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

  • Sunday, Aug. 4, 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 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; non-profit organizations and government agencies. Media can make hotel reservations online.

Program and Papers

The convention program is online. Printed programs will also be available on site. News releases and selected papers will be available electronically upon request.

News Releases

Releases about specific convention sessions, presentations and papers will be sent to all registered media by email in July (a week to 10 days before the convention starts) and will be available online.


All releases are embargoed for the time of presentation unless otherwise noted.

Program Highlights

Wednesday, July 31

Thursday, Aug. 1

Friday, Aug. 2 

  • The Soldiers Among Us: Veteran Suicide, Public Health, and Community, Marc Atkins, PhD, University of Illinois at Chicago

  • Stopping Global Sex Trafficking: What Psychology Can Do, Mary Crawford, PhD, University of Connecticut

  • Forty Years Later: What Happens to Mathematically Precocious Youth Identified at Age 12? Camilla P. Benbow, EdD, and David Lubinski, PhD, Vanderbilt University

  • The Enduring Paradox of Immigrants and Access to Mental Health Care, Margarita Alegria, PhD, Harvard Medical School, and David T. Takeuchi, PhD, University of Washington

  • Teaching Generation Me: Entitlement and Other Challenges, Jean M. Twenge, PhD, San Diego State University

  • Should I Stay or Should I Go? Disengaging From Terrorism, John Horgan, PhD, Penn State University

  • Smarter Than You Think: Understanding the Mind of a Dog, Stanley Coren, PhD, The University of British Columbia

  • Discrimination in the Online Worlds of Diverse Adolescents: Associations With Mental Health , Brendesha Tynes, PhD, University of Southern California

  • Prevention of Military Sexual Trauma: Lessons Learned , Christopher T. Kilmartin, PhD, University of Mary Washington

  • Do School Start Times Affect Adolescents' Academics and School Behavior? Ashley M. Brown, MA, Arizona State University

Saturday, Aug. 3

Sunday, Aug. 4

The American Psychological Association, in Washington, D.C., is the largest scientific and professional organization representing psychology in the United States and is the world's largest association of psychologists. APA's membership includes more than 134,000 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.