Psychological Science Agenda
A publication of the Science Directorate
March 2018 |Vol. 32, No. 3
- Science fares well in FY 2018 appropriations bill
Funding is healthy, and NIH clinical trial policy is suspended.
- APA announces six host departments for 2018 Summer Undergraduate Psychology Research Experience program
Summer grants will enable students to work in labs and receive mentoring.
- APA Science Government Relations Office releases 2017 Annual Report (PDF, 6.4MB)
Report chronicles the many ways APA advances psychological science through advocacy.
- Council of Representatives approves APA clinical practice guideline on behavioral treatment of obesity and overweight in children and adolescents
Guideline aims to inform healthcare providers, patients, families and policymakers.
- In brief
Snapshots of some of the latest peer-reviewed research within psychology and related fields.
From the Science Student Council
- Graduate students: Apply now for an APA Convention Student Travel Award
Applications are due April 6, 2018.
- APA Prize for Interdisciplinary Team Research: Call for applications
Prize-winning team will receive $5000 for continued research. Application deadline is May 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.
- 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.
- 2018 APA Academic Career Workshops
Guidance offered at regional psychological association meetings.
- APA’s Minority Fellowship Program sponsors Psychology Summer Institute
Deadline to apply is May 1, 2018.
Science Highlights from the March Monitor
- 3 questions for Robert T. Croyle
The National Cancer Institute division director shares insights on how emerging cancer treatments may affect the way psychologists study and treat patients.
- Using technology to captivate learners: New research from psychologists
Psychologists's research is helping to make educational technologies more fun and more effective.
- The secrets behind slips of the tongue
The Language Production and Executive Control Lab at Johns Hopkins University investigates why words sometimes fail us.
- Using research to enhance city life
Psychologist leads a team of scientists in an effort to use evidence-based policy to improve governance in the District of Columbia.
- Life-saving relationships
New research details how important close emotional connections are for health and well-being, prompting psychologists to call for making strong relationships a public health priority.
- 8 ways to advocate for psychology
Take a stand for causes that are important to you and to the field of psychology.
- APA's advocacy priorities for 2018
Health-care reform, immigration, the opioid epidemic, funding for education and research, and development of the psychology workforce top the list.
- The threat of nuclear war
Psychologists say more of their patients fear a catastrophic conflict between the United States and North Korea.
- The chance to lead
Psychology associations and divisions are seeking the unique outlook and energy that new psychologists bring. In return, early career professional get life-changing experience.
- By the numbers: LGBQ teens face higher suicide risk
Lesbian, gay, bisexual and questioning youth are more likely than their heterosexual peers to plan and attempt suicide.
- The hot list
A quick rundown of news, events and announcements across APA.
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