Psychological Science Agenda
A publication of the Science Directorate
March 2014 | Vol. 28, No. 3
From the Executive Director
- Enhancing support for research ethics
New regular Monitor feature called "Ethically Speaking" focuses on topics in research ethics.
- APA publishes new scientific journal: Decision
Journal takes multidisciplinary approach to judgment and decision-making.
- New guidelines for the undergraduate psychology major are released
APA document emphasizes psychology as a STEM discipline and its connections to other fields.
- 2014 APA Distinguished Scientist Lecturers
Sandra Graham, Lynn Hasher and Daniel Simons to be featured at regional conferences.
- APA Federal Budget Blog
Read the latest post.
APA Convention Travel Awards
From the Science Student Council
Science Highlights From the March Monitor
- Thank you for not smoking
As the country commemorates the 50th anniversary of the 1964 Surgeon General’s Report on Smoking and Health, it’s time to celebrate psychologists’ contributions to tobacco control.
- Leading the way to better health
Psychologists have pioneered the science and policy of tobacco control since the first Surgeon General’s Report on Smoking and Health underscored the dangers of smoking in 1964.
- Are e-cigarettes a game changer?
Electronic cigarette use doubled among adults from 2010 to 2011, and the trend is expected to continue.
- Paying a high price for the war on drugs
Neuroscientist Carl Hart discusses how his research on drugs like cocaine and methamphetamine has led him to decide that all drugs should be decriminalized.
- Words matter
The words we use to describe drug and alcohol use disorders contribute to stigma around the conditions, psychologist John F. Kelly told attendees at a recent White House Conference on Drug Policy Reform.
- An all-out anti-bullying focus
A psychologist-run center at the University at Buffalo is dedicated to helping educators and parents understand the lifelong consequences of bullying — and how they can prevent it.
- Shaping national policy with psychological science
- Sign up now for APA’s Advanced Training Institutes
- Cognitive training slows cognitive decline, major study finds
- Funding for 2014 boosts research budgets
- Smart glasses: Driver distraction or safety tool?
- In brief
Snapshots of some of the latest peer-reviewed research within psychology and related fields.
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