Psychological Science Agenda

A publication of the Science Directorate
February 2015 |Vol. 29, No. 2
Recent findings support effectiveness of cognitive and transdiagnostic approaches to treating sleep disorders.
Science Brief

Harnessing psychological processes to improve sleep

Recent findings support effectiveness of cognitive and transdiagnostic approaches to treating sleep disorders.

News

APA Awards

Government Relations Update

Ethically Speaking

  • Crossing a boundary?
    Many researchers are required to collect the Social Security numbers of participants to process payments to them — is that asking too much?

From The Science Student Council

Announcements

Science Highlights From The February Monitor

  • Leshner talks leadership
    Psychologist Alan Leshner, who retires this month as CEO of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, discusses how researchers should advocate for their work in a difficult funding climate.
  • Class differences
    Social status isn't just about the cars we drive, the money we make or the schools we attend — it's also about how we feel, think and act, psychology researchers say.
  • The link between skin and psychology
    How psychologists are helping patients with dermatological problems.
  • Erasing bad memories
    Researchers have found a way to alter memories in mice. Now they are exploring ways to manipulate traumatic memories in humans.
  • Little sensors, big data
    Psychologists are participating in an NIH project to collect health data from wearable sensors.
  • Our aging brains
    A special issue of APA's Neuropsychology explores the way our brains change as we age.
  • Treating drug abuse
    As deaths from heroin increase, psychologists are exploring what kind of treatment works best.
  • Can magnets cure depression?
    Transcranial magnetic stimulation is gaining ground as a therapy for treatment-resistant depression.
  • Which institutions award the most psychology degrees?
    News from APA's Center for Workforce Studies.
  • In brief
    Snapshots of some of the latest peer-reviewed research within psychology and related fields.