American Psychological Foundation

APF brings students to convention

Seven graduate students were able to present posters at APA's Annual Convention in Orlando, Fla., last month with help from APF's Ungerleider/Zimbardo Travel Scholarships program. The program provides $300 toward convention travel for seven graduate students whose posters are accepted each year.

This year's winners are:

  • Michael Amlung, of the University of Georgia, on the neural correlates of delayed reward discounting in an alcohol-use disorders sample.
  • Anne Berry, of the University of Michigan, on her cross-species, multi-method approach to develop a model of how animal research on attention can most effectively promote our understanding and treatment of the attention problems associated with numerous psychiatric conditions.
  • Christopher Conway, of the University of California, Los Angeles, on young adults diagnosed with multiple psychological disorders as children.
  • Philip Grimaldi, of Purdue University, on the cognitive processes involved in information retrieval and its applications to student learning.
  • Ashley Hampton, of Temple University, on how pragmatic language moderates the relationship between callous-unemotional traits and aggression.
  • David Kille, of the University of Waterloo, on whether the experience of physical instability, such as sitting in a wobbly chair, motivates people to seek partners and products that provide a sense of psychological stability.
  • Rebecca Sripada, of the University of Michigan, on biologically based ways to improve psychotherapeutic interventions for post-traumatic stress disorder.

APF established the scholarships with a donation from sport psychologist Steven Ungerleider, PhD, who gave to the foundation as a way to encourage graduate student research and honor the career of Philip J. Zimbardo, PhD.

New funding for disabilities research

APF is accepting applications for its $10,000 Scott and Paul Pearsall Scholarship, a new APF opportunity that supports graduate student research aimed at increasing the public's understanding of the psychological pain and stigma associated with physical disabilities, such as cerebral palsy.

Applicants must be full-time graduate students in good standing at an accredited university. APF gives preference to students who plan to share their findings with the public, especially through the media. The application deadline is Oct. 1.

Upcoming APF deadlines


For more information on APF's funding programs, visit APF or contact Parie Kadir at (202) 336-5984.