Psychological Science Agenda
From the Executive DirectorSteven Breckler, PhD
Students’ existing attraction to psychology can be leveraged to attract more students to all sciences.
- 2011 APA Distinguished Scientific Award recipients
Both senior and early career researchers are recognized for major contributions to psychological science.
- Congratulations to the 2011 Student Travel Award winners
More than 100 students received awards to help with travel to the 2011 APA Convention in Washington.
- American Psychologist publishes special issue on climate change
New peer-reviewed articles update APA’s 2009 task force report.
Government Relations Update
- APA recommends against proposed federal lab animal research policy
Public Health Service is urged not to adopt 8th edition of the Guide.
By Sangeeta Panicker, PhD
- First in a 2011 series: New congressional attacks on behavioral science
House Science subcommittee holds hearing on NSF’s SBE Directorate.
By Heather O'Beirne Kelly
- Fed chief Bernanke endorses government support of basic research
Speech provides arguments for advocates of increased funding for NSF, NIH, and other science agencies.
- NIMH asks for feedback on new approach to classifying mental disorders
- APA Federal Budget Blog
Read the latest post.
- Paige Green-McDonald of the National Cancer Institute
Official discusses NCI’s approach to supporting basic and applied behavioral science.
From The Science Student Council
- The kind of future that we want for our scientists
It is never too early for graduate students to begin advocating for better career opportunities in science.
By Gabriel Lázaro-Muñoz
Science highlights from the June Monitor
Why do men die earlier?
Genetic and cultural differences combine to cut men’s average life expectancies, but new research by psychologists is revealing ways to help men take better care of themselves and extend their lives.
Researchers seek ways to diagnose Alzheimer’s disease before it ravages the brain.
Alone in the crowd
Sherry Turkle says social networking is eroding our ability to live comfortably offline.
Mixing it up
Can adding case studies to randomized trial data help bridge the research/practice gap?
Beat the cheat
Psychologists are providing insight into why students cheat and what faculty, schools and even students can do about it.
Science Directions: Psychology indicators
APA’s Steve Breckler on educational and career trends in psychological science.
A sample of recently published findings.