Psychological Science Agenda
A publication of the Science Directorate
April 2015 |Vol. 29, No. 4
Stand for Science
- APA congressional briefing highlights role of animal research in understanding human development
Psychologists discuss ethical status of animal research and how it can lead to improved interventions.
- Innovative student journal debuts
The first issue of a new APA/APAGS publication digs into the science of sleep problems.
- NSF and Defense Dept. release public access plans
Policies for sharing publications and data to be similar across federal science agencies.
- Ethical issues in researching daily life
Researchers who conduct ambulatory assessment should be aware of the pitfalls that may come with new technology that captures participant data.
From the Science Student Council
Science Highlights From The April Monitor
- Great expectations
New research is leading to an understanding of how placebos work — findings that may lead to more effective treatments and better drug research.
- Changing the cancer landscape
A special issue of American Psychologist reviews psychology's role in cancer risk reduction, treatment adherence and quality of cancer survivorship.
- Big data help prevent Army suicides
In a partnership with NIMH, the Army is identifying the risk factors that can lead service members to take their own lives.
- Gaming to learn
Do educational computer and video games lead to real learning gains? Psychologists say more research is needed.
- State by state, psychologists stand for science
An APA program is training advocates to explain to members of Congress — in person — why psychology research is important.
- In brief
Snapshots of recently published findings.
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