Friday, Aug. 4

Spielberger EMPathy Symposium

Convention Center Room 144C | 1 2:50 p.m.  | CE credit offered
Representatives from APA Divisions 3, 8, and 12 participate in the Spielberger EMPathy Symposium on Emotion, Motivation, and Personality:

  • Mara Mather, PhD
    "During intense or emotionally arousing moments how does the brain select what to focus on?” Div. (Society for Experimental Psychology and Cognitive Science)
  • Abigail A. Marsh, PhD
    "The altruistic brain”
    Div. 8 (Society for Personality and Social Psychology)
  • Stefan G. Hofmann, PhD
    "Emotion in Therapy: Where East meets West”
    Div. 12 (Society of Clinical Psychology)
APF Lynn Stuart Weiss Lecture

Convention Center Room 144B | 3 – 3:50 p.m.
Linden L. Nelson, PhD
"Developing Peaceful People: Psychological Foundations for Peace Education.”
Co-listing with Div. (Society for the Study of Peace, Conflict, and Violence).

2017 American Psychological Association and American Psychological Foundation Awards  

Marriott Marquis Washington, DC Hotel/Marquis Salon 6 Meeting Level 2 | 4 – 6 p.m.
Cochairs: Antonio E. Puente and Terence M. Keane 
Co-listing with the American Psychological Association.

Saturday, Aug. 5

APF Arthur W. Staats Lecture on Unifying Psychology

Convention Center Room 143C | 2 – 2:50 p.m. | CE credit offered
 Dean Keith Simonton, PhD
"Creativity, automaticity, irrationality, fortuity, fantasy, and other contingencies: An eightfold response typology." 
Co-listing with Div. 1 (Society for General Psychology).

APF Rosalee G. Weiss Lecture for Outstanding Leaders in Psychology

Convention Center Room 144A | 3 – 3:50 p.m. | CE credit offered
Jean Anne Carter, PhD
"My Abiding Passion for Psychotherapy: A Life Well-Lived”
Co-listing with Div. 29 (Society for the Advancement of Psychotherapy).

APF Charles L. Brewer Distinguished Teaching of Psychology Award Address 

Convention Center Room 143B | 4 – 4:50 p.m. | CE credit offered
Regan A. R. Gurung, PhD
"Appetite for Instruction: A Pedagogical Menu to Satiate Learning”
Co-listing with Div. 2 (Society for the Teaching of Psychology).

Sessions offering CE credits have been reviewed and approved by the American Psychological Association Office of Continuing Education in Psychology (CEP) and the Continuing Education Committee (CEC) to offer CE credits for psychologists. The CEP Office and the CEC maintain responsibility for the delivery of the programs.

The 2017 APA Annual Convention is over. See you next year in San Francisco.

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