Psychological Science Agenda
- Twelve grad students & early career scientists win Interdivisional Mentoring Awards
Winners will engage in mentoring & networking activities at APA Convention.
- Psychologist featured at Capitol Hill science exhibit
Stanford’s Roy Pea presents work on effects of social media on girls’ development.
- OLAW updates position statements on federal lab animal policy
Updates meant to clarify the implementation of the 8th Edition of the Guide.
By Jenna McGwin
Government Relations Update
- NIH working group releases recommendations for enhancing diversity of research workforce
Recommendations address data collection, mentoring and institutional support, bias and diversity strategy.
- I-O psychologist delivers APA’s Senate Defense testimony
APA calls for military labs to support broad program of behavioral research.
By Heather O'Beirne Kelly
From the Science Student Council
- Looking back on past Early Graduate Student Researcher award winners: Where are they now?
Previous winners have made impressive contributions to research and its applications.
By Evgeniya Pavlova
Science Brief Column
PSA is the monthly e-newsletter of the APA Science Directorate. It is read by psychologists, students, academic administrators, journalists, and policymakers in Congress and federal science agencies.
Science highlights from the July/August Monitor
Smog in our brains
Researchers are identifying startling connections between air pollution and decreased cognition and well-being.
The psychology of HIV/AIDS prevention
At a conference co-sponsored by APA, psychologists emphasize that behavioral interventions are essential to slowing Washington, D.C.’s HIV/AIDS epidemic.
APA resolution emphasizes behavioral and biomedical approaches
Biomedical interventions for preventing or treating HIV infection depend on human behavior.
What are the benefits of mindfulness?
A wealth of new research has explored this age-old practice. Here's a look at its benefits for both clients and psychologists.
Money can't buy happiness
Extremely wealthy people have their own set of concerns: anxiety about their children, uncertainty over their relationships and fears of isolation, finds research by Robert Kenny.
Psychology's ‘ideas worth spreading'
Psychologists are reaching millions through TED talks.
Suzanne Bennett Johnson on APA’s treatment guidelines efforts
Snapshots of recently published findings.