Psychological Science Agenda
Science BriefDerek M. Isaacowitz
Eye tracking reveals changes in emotion regulation with age.
- APA summer Advanced Training Institutes on data mining and other emerging methodologies
This year’s offerings focus on computational methods and diversity research.
- Three selected for 2011 APA Early Graduate Student Researcher Award
Awards recognize scientific achievements of psychology graduate students.
- APA Science Boards and Committees: 2012 members
Scientists guide APA’s policies and programs.
- New federal lab animal policy is adopted despite scientists’ concerns
Public Health Service will enforce 8th edition of the Guide.
By Jenna McGwin
- Deadline extended: Call for nominations for Committee on Human Research
Scientists with interests in human research protections are sought for APA panel.
- APA seeks comments on revised ethical guidelines for high school research projects
Guidelines advise students and teachers on conduct of research with human participants.
Government Relations Update
- Looking back on the 2012 budget: Looking forward to 2013
Federal research funding escapes major cuts so far.
By Pat Kobor
- PCORI seeks input on assessing research design
Agency’s framework will guide future funding of comparative effectiveness research.
From the Science Student Council
- Taking a break: How to transition out of and back into academic life
Learning to take time off from graduate student life can lead to improved productivity.
By Rachel Manes
- 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
- Meritorious Research Service Commendation: Call for nominations
- Nominate your department or colleague for an APA Culture of Service Award
- APA Leadership Institute for Women in Psychology
- Genetics for behavioral and social scientists: Web-based educational program is launched
Science highlights from the January Monitor
To meet the vast unmet demand for services, psychologists are seeking alternatives to traditional one-on-one therapy.
Science can solve social problems
Attendees at APA’s Science Leadership Conference advocated for substance abuse research and protecting the peer-review process.
Standing up for psychology
Suzanne Bennett Johnson has built a career out of demonstrating psychology’s value to medical and scientific communities. As APA’s 2012 president, she is taking that message to the masses.
Psychology's growing library of podcasts
Psychology continues to expand its reach with podcasts that showcase the academic, the scientific and the clinical sides of the field.
New standards for high school psychology
A revision introduces overarching themes for psychology classes and expands the recommended content.
Plan now for psychology's regional meetings
Psychology’s regional associations will offer cutting-edge programming and a chance to meet new colleagues at their annual meetings.
At the boundaries of cognition
Robert Greene, the new editor of the Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory and Cognition, plans to give authors more flexibility in how they structure their articles.
A three-way dialogue
Psychology, Public Policy, and Law incoming editor Michael E. Lamb wants to promote greater communication among psychologists, policymakers and legal scholars.
Armed with $25,000 APF grants, six young scholars are strengthening child development research in such areas as autism and language learning.
Statistical significance in court
Supreme Court rules on relevance of statistical significance in case involving drug effects.
A sample of recently published findings.