Psychological Science Agenda
A publication of the Science Directorate
February 2015 |Vol. 29, No. 2
- APA supports NIH primate researcher Stephen Suomi amid pressure from Congress
Scientific value and ethical appropriateness of Suomi’s work is defended.
APA Convention Travel Awards
- APA awards 2014 Meritorious Research Service Commendations
Two federal psychologists are recognized for promoting research programs in psychology and health.
- APA Culture of Service Award: Nominate your department or colleague
Government Relations Update
- Crossing a boundary?
Many researchers are required to collect the Social Security numbers of participants to process payments to them — is that asking too much?
From The Science Student Council
- APA offers Advanced Training Institutes for summer 2015
Offerings include cutting-edge statistical techniques and research methods with diverse populations.
- Applications now being accepted for late-breaking poster session at APA convention
- APA opens search for new executive director for science
Psychologist will lead APA Science Directorate and help shape APA’s policies and programs.
- Nominations invited for APA boards and committees
Self-nominations are welcome — deadline is Feb. 23.
- APA Leadership Institute for Women in Psychology
Science Highlights From The February Monitor
- Leshner talks leadership
Psychologist Alan Leshner, who retires this month as CEO of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, discusses how researchers should advocate for their work in a difficult funding climate.
- Class differences
Social status isn't just about the cars we drive, the money we make or the schools we attend — it's also about how we feel, think and act, psychology researchers say.
- The link between skin and psychology
How psychologists are helping patients with dermatological problems.
- Erasing bad memories
Researchers have found a way to alter memories in mice. Now they are exploring ways to manipulate traumatic memories in humans.
- Little sensors, big data
Psychologists are participating in an NIH project to collect health data from wearable sensors.
- Our aging brains
A special issue of APA's Neuropsychology explores the way our brains change as we age.
- Treating drug abuse
As deaths from heroin increase, psychologists are exploring what kind of treatment works best.
- Can magnets cure depression?
Transcranial magnetic stimulation is gaining ground as a therapy for treatment-resistant depression.
- Which institutions award the most psychology degrees?
News from APA's Center for Workforce Studies.
- In brief
Snapshots of some of the latest peer-reviewed research within psychology and related fields.
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