Psychological Science Agenda
A publication of the Science Directorate
November 2017 |Vol. 31, No. 11
- Workplace sexual harassment "a chronic problem," says APA president
More research needed to help predict who will harass, assess effective prevention strategies.
- A psychological scientist goes to Washington to rally for NIH funding
More than 350 advocates and organizations met with Congress to urge for increased medical research funding.
- APA Summer Undergraduate Psychology Research Experience Grants: Call for applications
Application deadline is Jan. 30, 2018.
- 2016 and 2017 APA Distinguished Service Award recipients
Each has made multiple contributions to advancing psychological science.
- Students awarded 2017 American Psychological Foundation/Council of Graduate Departments of Psychology scholarships
Awards support research by exceptional students in psychological science.
- APA Prize for Interdisciplinary Team Research: Call for applications
Prize-winning team will receive $5000 for continued research. Application deadline is May 1, 2018.
- McGuigan Early Career Investigator Prize: Call for nominations
Deadline is March 1, 2018.
- In brief
Snapshots of some of the latest peer-reviewed research within psychology and related fields.
From the Science Student Council
- APA’s Technology, Mind and Society conference
Registration is now open.
- Come spend a year working in Washington, DC as an APA fellow at a federal science agency
Apply now for the 2018-19 APA Executive Branch Science Fellowship program.
Science Highlights from the November Monitor
- How does culture sway teens' well-being?
The Adolescent Development Lab at UCLA explores the adjustment of teens from diverse backgrounds.
- Researchers are closing in on objective ways to measure pain
NIH offers grants to help develop a pain-detection device.
- Just the facts
As The Washington Post health, science and environment editor, neuroscientist Laura Helmuth brings science to life and exposes misinformation that puts the public at risk.
- 5 questions for Peter Langman
The foremost expert on school shooters dispels the myths that surround the perpetrators.
- PTSD guideline ready for use
The guideline website offers training materials, case examples, practical information for patients and families and more.
- Decolonizing psychology in South Africa
In the aftermath of the apartheid era, psychologists are working to make psychology more relevant to the vast majority of South Africans.
- By the numbers: Antidepressant use on the rise
Users are most likely to be women, older adults and non-Hispanic whites.
- How to get your book published
Acquisitions editors reveal what they look for in a book proposal and what you can do to ensure your book is a success.
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