Psychological Science Agenda
Science BriefMara Mather and Matthew Sutherland
Arousal enhances memory for high priority information, reduces memory for low-priority information.
- APA calls for flexible implementation of new federal lab animal policy
Concerns about costs and interpretation of new Guide are raised.
By Jenna McGwin
- APA responds to first draft of National Framework for Alzheimer’s Disease
Comments emphasize psychologists' contributions to Alzheimer’s research, assessment, diagnosis, and treatment.
By Pat Kobor
- Speakers selected for 2012 APA Distinguished Scientist Lectures
Leona Aiken, Warren Bickel, and Howard Rachlin to be featured at regional conferences.
- Nominations invited for APA boards and committees
- APA summer Advanced Training Institutes on data mining and other emerging methodologies
This year’s offerings focus on computational methods and diversity research.
Government Relations Update
- NIH seeks input on how to increase diversity of research workforce
Effort responds to finding of racial disparity in grant success.
- PCORI releases draft research priorities for public comment
New health research agency puts forward a broad strategy.
- Openings for early career reviewers at NIH
Prior grant review experience is not required.
- NIH invites scientists’ views in multiple research domains
Provide comments on research plans for substance abuse, Alzheimer’s, Fragile X, and use of chimpanzees.
- APA Federal Budget Blog
Read the latest post.
From the Science Student Council
- Dual graduate careers: How to manage a shared scientific track with your partner
How to deal with the unique stresses that result when both partners attend the same graduate program.
By Gina Fernandez
- Call for nominations: Master Lecturers and Distinguished Scientist Lecturers
- McGuigan Early Career Investigator Prize: Call for nominations
- Meritorious Research Service Commendation: Call for nominations
- APA Leadership Institute for Women in Psychology
- Early career basic scientists: Apply for Convention travel awards
- Graduate students: Apply now for an APA Convention Student Travel Award
- Nominate your department or colleague for an APA Culture of Service Award
- Jacobs Research Prize for child and adolescent research: Call for nominations
- Conference on Team Science
Science highlights from the February Monitor
Increasing psychology's role in interdisciplinary science
APA President Suzanne Bennett Johnson on the future of the field.
'A machine for jumping to conclusions'
Nobel Laureate Daniel Kahneman's new book, "Thinking, Fast and Slow," examines how our ability to think quickly and intuitively can sometimes lead us astray—in predictable ways.
The beginnings of mental illness
Autism, schizophrenia and other disorders may have roots in life's earliest stages.
APA scientists help guide tobacco regulation
A new arm of FDA is relying on psychologists' expertise in its effort to protect the public from harms associated with tobacco use.
Improving disorder classification, worldwide
With the help of psychologists, the next version of the International Classification of Diseases will have a more behavioral perspective.
Harnessing the wisdom of the ages
A volunteer program seeks to enhance minds young and old.
Anti-bullying efforts ramp up
Psychologist-designed anti-bullying programs take on the problem from the perspective of the bully, the victim and the school community.
It's not as common as run-of-the-mill bullying, but sexual harassment in schools may have worse long-term effects, research suggests.
R U friends 4 real?
Psychologists are learning more about how teen friendships are changed by social networking and text messaging.
A look at the origins and continued use of the maze in psychological research.
The inconvenience of evidence
APA’s Steve Breckler on science and conventional wisdom.
Snapshots of recently published findings.