Psychological Science Agenda
- A year of progress: APA works to advance psychology as a STEM discipline
Initiatives in 2011 encompass federal advocacy, public education, multi-disciplinary training, treatment guidelines and K-12 education
By Howard Kurtzman, PhD
- New focus on K-12 education in the behavioral and social sciences
Goals and challenges for expanding curricula are identified at NRC meeting.
By Howard Kurtzman, PhD
- BSA: Advancing psychological science in a bad economy
Report from the fall 2011 meeting of the APA Board of Scientific Affairs.
By Jalie A. Tucker, PhD, MPH
- Ungerleider and Mishkin win 2012 Grawemeyer Award
Researchers pioneered idea of two visual systems in the brain’s cortex.
- The case of Diederik Stapel
Allegations of scientific fraud by prominent Dutch social psychologist are investigated by multiple universities.
By Mieke Verfaellie and Jenna McGwin
- A psychologist and two departments receive 2011 APA Distinguished Service Awards
Awards recognize sustained service to the discipline.
- APA awards 2011 Meritorious Research Service Commendations
Psychologists recognized for advancing psychological science and its applications.
- Announcing the 2011 APA Dissertation Research Award recipients
More than 50 graduate students receive funding for their research.
- Winners of 2011 APF/COGDOP Graduate Research Scholarships are announced
Awards support research by talented students in psychological science.
By Rachel Martin
Government Relations Update
From The Science Student Council
- Brain-centric: A role for neuroscience in psychology
Training as a psychological brain scientist can prepare you for the research demands of the future
By Natale Sciolino
- APA Executive Branch Science Fellowship Program: Applications due in January
- Deadline extended: Call for nominations for Committee on Human Research
Scientists with interests in human research protections are sought for APA panel.
- Undergraduate students — apply now to APA summer research program
- Call for nominations: Master Lecturers and Distinguished Scientist Lecturers
- McGuigan Early Career Investigator Prize: Call for nominations
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Science highlights from the December Monitor
New research on the link between exercise and mental health
Evidence is mounting for the benefits of exercise, yet psychologists don’t often use exercise as part of their treatment arsenal. Here’s more research on why they should.
APA Education Leadership Conference:
Treatment guideline development now under way
APA's first treatment guidelines will focus on depression and obesity.
New labels, new attitudes?
Research shows that graphic cigarette warning labels lodge themselves in people’s minds. But do they really help smokers quit?
MacArthur Fellow Matthew K. Nock studies why people harm themselves.
The real secrets to a longer life
Interview with psychologist Howard S. Friedman.
Exploring the notion of 'lifespan'
The new Editor of Psychology and Aging will tackle a broader age range.
13 pearls of wisdom for the early career set
Seasoned psychologists share the time-tested lessons that put them on the path to career success.
Lessons from bird brains
Eckhard Hess’s research on imprinting helped to popularize an emerging field of research—one that that explored genetic and learned aspects of early behavior.
A sample of recently published findings.
Science Advocacy: The importance of your voice
APA’s Steve Breckler on the many forms of advocacy.