Psychological Science Agenda
Science Leadership ConferenceHoward S. Kurtzman, PhD
Speakers offer strategies for improving understanding of psychological science by the public, policymakers, and other scientists
From the Executive Director
- Three psychologists receive 2010 APA Distinguished Service Awards
Prominent scientists are recognized for their service to the field
By Suzanne Wandersman
- 2010 APA Meritorious Research Service Commendations awarded
Psychologists in federal and private organizations are honored for promoting research
By Suzanne Wandersman
- Walter Mischel wins Grawemeyer Award
Scientist’s research on self-control has had broad impact
- Psychologists sought for DSM-5 field trials
Proposed diagnostic categories to be evaluated for feasibility and utility
Government Relations Update
- NIH moves toward creation of a new addictions institute
Reorganization will encompass NIAAA, NIDA, and portions of other institutes
By Geoff Mumford
- Behavior change research highlighted at first PCORI board meeting
New research institute established by health care reform law begins to develop an agenda
By Christine Jamieson
From the Science Student Council
- Wrapping up the fall semester and preparing for spring
Tips on how to make the most of your time during the break between semesters
By Tara Queen
Science Highlights from the December Monitor
A reason to believe
Religion may fill the human need for finding meaning, sparing us from existential angst while also supporting social organization, researchers say.
Researchers disagree about whether violent video games increase aggression.
Science shows us the best ways to learn
Tap into the evidence-based resources that can help students learn.
No more House calls
As a representative from Washington state for 12 years, psychologist Brian Baird brought scientific training and clinical experience to Congress.
An evolution of comparative psychology
Josep Call wants the Journal of Comparative Psychology to be in the vanguard as the field advances.
It’s more than substance abuse
The new editor of Experimental and Clinical Psychopharmacology wants to broaden the journal’s scope.
New IOM report finds gains in women's health
But prevention efforts still lag.
Federal grants support patient-centered outcomes research
Recovery Act funding includes health disparities projects.
Human ‘Connectome’ Project will map the brain in high definition
High resolution imaging will help link specific brain circuits to psychological processes.
Couple-focused intervention boosts safe-sex habits
NIMH-funded study shows promise for program based on African relationship concepts.
NIH takes aim at childhood obesity
Initiative will test a variety of prevention and treatment approaches.
Does your university rank?
National Research Council rates psychology doctoral programs.
Johnson is APA’s next president-elect
Health psychology researcher Suzanne Bennett Johnson takes the helm on Jan. 1, 2012.
Sustaining the status quo
APA’s Steve Breckler on the need to include psychology in K-12 science education.
A sample of recently published findings.