Publications and Reports


Guide to Funding, Programs and Publications

Behavior Matters: How Research Improves Our Lives — Health (PDF, 1.5MB)

Behavior Matters: How Research Improves Our Lives — Psychology (PDF, 1.4MB) Also available in Spanish (PDF, 271KB)

Behavior Matters: Communication Research on Human Connections (PDF, 1.6MB)

Exploring Behavior: Bringing science to students in secondary schools — Outreach program to teach students about psychological research and career opportunities.

Faculty Salaries in Graduate Departments of Psychology — Presents data on salaries for faculty in graduate departments by type and level of department, as well as region of the United States. 

Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging: A New Research Tool (for adults) and Introducing Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging...An Exciting New Research Tool! (for teenagers). Booklets describing fMRI-based psychological research.

IRBs and psychological science: Ensuring a collaborative relationship — Authored by the BSA IRB Working Group.

Prepare Now to Prevail if Your Research is Attacked: Self-Defense for the Psychological Scientist — A pamphlet produced by the Science Government Relations Office. Email to request a free printed version or download the electronic version.

Psychological Research Online: Opportunities and Challenges (PDF, 213KB) — A report from the BSA Advisory Group on the ethical and scientific issues of conducting research on the Internet. (An abridged version of this publication is available in the February/March 2004 edition of the American Psychologist)

Psychological Science Agenda — A free monthly e-newsletter highlighting current issues in psychological science.

Psychology and Global Climate Change: Addressing a Multi-faceted Phenomenon and Set of Challenges – Report of the American Psychological Association 2008-2009 Task Force on the Interface Between Psychology and Climate Change.

Psychology as a Core Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Discipline — Report of the American Psychological Association 2009 Presidential Task Force On the Future of Psychology as a STEM Discipline.

Report of the Task Force for Increasing the Number of Quantitative Psychologists — The Task Force addresses both the pipeline of qualified students and opportunities for training in quantitative psychology.

Society’s Grand Challenges, Insights from Psychological Science — A series of booklets that highlight the role of psychological science in the struggle to confront major societal challenges. Titles include: Global Climate Change, Health Disparities, and Prolonging Vitality

Statistical Methods in Psychology Journals: Guidelines and Explanations — The initial and final reports of the BSA Task Force on Statistical Inference (TFSI).

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