Psychological Science Agenda
Science BriefSian Beilock
Simple psychological interventions can reduce stress and improve academic performance.
From the Executive Director
- Depression and obesity will be first topics of APA clinical treatment guidelines
Nominations invited for depression guideline panel.
By Howard S. Kurtzman, PhD, and Lynn Bufka, PhD
- Call for nominations: Clinical Treatment Guideline Development Panel - Depressive Disorders Across the Lifespan
- Study finds racial disparity in NIH funding
APA offers recommendations and assistance, will monitor NIH’s response.
- Sign up for APA/NIA webinar on new Alzheimer’s disease guidelines
Learn how the new Alzheimer’s Guidelines may affect your research and practice.
- Deadline is extended for comments on proposed federal changes in human research protections
New deadline is October 26, 2011.
- APA and George Mason University host 2011 Summer Science Fellowship program
Twelve advanced undergraduates were placed in psychological research labs and received advocacy and professional development training.
By Bree Gunter
Government Relations Update
- Psychologist Jerry Suls featured at Capitol Hill briefing
Research on psychological impact of disasters is highlighted.
- NIH asks for input on future of scientific workforce
- NIH seeks comments on sharing of human brain imaging and related psychological data
From The Science Student Council
- Advocating for science: A role for graduate students
Why science advocacy matters for graduate students and what you can do to get involved.
By Michael Dunbar
Science highlights from the September Monitor
Seared in our memories
What were you doing on 9/11 when you heard about the attacks? How well you remember may depend on how directly you were affected that day, new research suggests.
Helping kids cope in an uncertain world
Research in the wake of 9/11 and other tragedies points to ways to help heal and build resilience among children who have experienced trauma.
Muslims in America, post 9/11
Americans’ acceptance of Muslims has continued to deteriorate since 9/11, research finds, and Muslim Americans have responded with resilience but also depression and anxiety.
Bin Laden's death: What does it mean?
Political and social psychologists weigh in.
9/11 10 years later
American Psychologist examines Americans' reactions over time to terrorist attacks.
Closing the achievement gap
Could a 15-minute gap intervention boost ethnic-minority student achievement?
High goals for higher learning
Music and cognition researcher Jamshed Bharucha takes the helm at Cooper Union and hopes to pave the way for cross-cultural collaboration among colleges.
The little-known roots of the cognitive revolution
Nazism and academic infighting hampered Otto Selz’s early cognitive research.
A sample of recently published findings.