Psychological Science Agenda
A publication of the Science Directorate
February 2018 |Vol. 32, No. 2
- FDA initiates review of all research with nonhuman animals
APA voices concerns about precedent and neglect of scientific advice and emphasizes the importance of animal models.
- APA appoints 11 to Ethics Code Task Force
Group charged with evaluating code, recommending revisions as needed.
- APA urges Congress to reject spending cuts that would undermine the future health of the nation
Proposed FY2019 budget falls short of addressing opioid epidemic, decimates mental health workforce pipeline programs.
- Recipients selected for 2017 APA Early Graduate Student Researcher Award
Each student receives a $1,000 award to be used towards research-related expenses.
- Graduate students: Apply now for an APA Convention Student Travel Award
Applications are due April 6, 2018.
- Meritorious Research Service Commendation: Call for nominations
Recognition for those in government and nonprofit sectors who help to advance 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.
- Call for nominations: 2019 APA Distinguished Scientific Awards
Deadline to nominate is June 1, 2018.
- 2019 Gold Medal Awards for Life Achievement: Call for nominations
Deadline to nominate is June 1, 2018.
- In brief
Snapshots of some of the latest peer-reviewed research within psychology and related fields.
From the Science Student Council
- APA offers five Advanced Training Institutes for summer 2018
Intensive, five-day training programs immerse psychological scientists in state-of-the-art research methods.
- APA’s Technology, Mind and Society conference
Program now available online.
- APA’s Minority Fellowship Program sponsors Psychology Summer Institute
Deadline to apply is May 1, 2018.
- Federation of Associations in Behavioral and Brain Sciences journal: Policy Insights from the Behavioral and Brain Sciences
Significant discount available for APA members.
- Call for applications 2018: Jacobs Foundation Research Fellowship Program
Deadline for submission: March 18, 2018.
- Craig H. Neilsen Foundation funding opportunity for psychosocial research
Deadline for submission: March 23, 2018.
- Federal research funding opportunities for psychology
Science Highlights from the February Monitor
- Virtual reality expands its reach
Newly accessible virtual reality systems are delivering results in the therapist's office, research lab and beyond.
- What it really takes to stop sexual harassment
Psychologists call for a comprehensive approach with real-world impact.
- The healing power of heritage
Interventions rooted in indigenous traditions are helping to prevent suicide and addiction in American Indian and Alaska Native communities.
- Treating the effects of LGBT stigma
The Esteem Program at the Yale School of Public Health is building and testing much-needed interventions for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people.
- 4 questions for Timothy D. Wilson
The University of Virginia social psychologist says revising the stories we tell about ourselves can lead to lasting behavior change.
- Diving into the user experience
Mac Smith uses his psychology training to help Google better understand human behavior - and to raise the questions no one else has thought of.
- Are you burned out?
Here are signs and what to do about them.
- How to write an op-ed
Through editorials, psychologists can alert the public to the work they do that addresses society's greatest problems. Here's advice on how to write an op-ed with impact.
- By the numbers: Our increasing climate concerns
A growing number of Americans believe climate change has touched them personally.
- The hot list
A quick rundown of news, events, and announcements across APA.
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