Psychological Science Agenda
SCIENCE BRIEFCarl W. Lejuez
A simple behavioral task can be used to examine the likelihood and causes of risky behaviors in adolescents.
- Congratulations to the 2010 Student Travel Award winners
Over 100 students received awards to help with travel to the 2010 APA Convention in San Diego
- Summer Science Fellowship Program underway
- Robert Wurtz receives 2010 Gruber Prize
- Amber Story of the National Science Foundation
The Deputy Director of the Division of Behavioral & Cognitive Sciences talks about opportunities for psychologists at NSF
GOVERNMENT RELATIONS UPDATE
- NICHD acting director Alan Guttmacher outlines “vision process” for future research
The NICHD acting director has described steps the institute will take – including a request for stakeholder input – to achieve scientific goals and meet public health needs
By Karen Studwell
- APA member presents APA’s defense appropriations testimony in the Senate
Psychologist Dan Putka urges the Senate to reverse proposed Administration cuts to behavioral research within the Department of Defense
By Heather O'Beirne Kelly
- APA selects 2010-2011 Executive Branch Science Fellow
FROM THE SCIENCE STUDENT COUNCIL
- The APA Science Student Council at APA Convention 2010
The APA Science Student Council has designed four Convention programs with science-oriented graduate students specifically in mind
By Winny Shen
Science Highlights from the July/August Monitor
Math + culture = gender gap?
Researchers have all but debunked the idea that girls are innately worse at math than boys. But psychologists have identified other factors that might set girls back.
Psychologists’ research is preventing and reducing the burden of cancer.
Psychologists’ new interventions are helping families cope with what can be a devastating diagnosis.
Treating children traumatized
Five years after Katrina, new data are illuminating the best ways to help children after natural disasters.
Psychology's voice is heard
Decisions in the Supreme Court and elsewhere show the growing influence of psychological science.
Sins against science
Data fabrication and other forms of scientific misconduct may be more prevalent than you think.
The first modern psychology study
Or how Benjamin Franklin unmasked a fraud and demonstrated the power of the mind.
Face-to-face communication captured by fMRI
More brain regions may be involved in social interactions than previously thought.
A sample of recently published findings.