Psychological Science Agenda
A publication of the Science Directorate
March 2015 |Vol. 29, No. 3
- APA cosponsors “NIH 101” congressional briefing
Capitol Hill staff learn the how and why of NIH priority setting and peer review.
- HHS releases public access plans for science funding agencies
Publications must be shared within 12 months.
- 2015 APA Distinguished Scientist Lecturers
Marilyn Carroll, Roberta Golinkoff, Kathy Hirsh-Pasek and Norbert Schwarz to be featured at regional conferences.
Government Relations Update
- APA Federal Budget Blog
Read the latest post.
From The Science Student Council
- How to bring psychological science to the community
Tips on effective outreach to the public.
By Jenna R. Cummings and Cate Cosme
Science Highlights From The March Monitor
- Mindfulness holds promise for treating depression
New research suggests that practicing mindfulness may help prevent a relapse.
- An epidemic of fear
Psychologists’ research is guiding governments and health leaders in their efforts to communicate with the public during disease outbreaks.
- Funding for patient-centered research
Psychologists who are studying real patients in real-world settings are encouraged to apply.
- In search of cultural competence
Psychologists still know little about what constitutes good treatment for people of diverse cultures. But researchers are getting closer by taking a variety of scientific approaches, including studying cultural adaptations of proven treatments.
- Truth in advertising
Undergraduate psychology programs aren’t always coded as STEM. Here’s why that matters and what psychologists are doing about it.
- IOM urges sharing data from clinical trials
Report calls on researchers to plan for timely release of data.
- APA program supports early career psychologists’ research on HIV/AIDS
Cyber Mentors shows success in training researchers.
- Social psychology on the silver screen
Movie on the Stanford Prison Experiment wins prize at Sundance Film Festival.
- What proportion of psychology doctorate holders work in the psychology field?
News from APA's Center for Workforce Studies.
- In brief
Snapshots of recently published findings.
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