Psychological Science Agenda
A publication of the Science Directorate
September 2017 |Vol. 31, No. 9
- #ThankAScientist Week
Twitter campaign puts the public in touch with cutting edge research.
- Expansion of “clinical trial” definition draws widespread criticism
Scientists, APA and other organizations seek to alter policy at National Institutes of Health.
- Marijuana research: Overcoming the barriers
APA works for legislation to advance research on marijuana.
- Call for submissions — APA’s Technology, Mind and Society conference
Submissions portal is now open, deadline Oct. 20, 2017.
Clinical Practice Guidelines
- Psychologists sought for three positions on APA clinical practice guideline steering committee
Deadline for nominations is Nov. 1, 2017.
- Public comments invited on draft APA guideline on obesity treatment in children and adolescents
Deadline for comments is Nov. 5, 2017.
- In brief
Snapshots of some of the latest peer-reviewed research within psychology and related fields.
From the Science Student Council
- APA cosponsors Symposium on Statistical Inference – Oct. 11-13
- Come spend a year working in Washington, D.C., 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 September Monitor
- Maximizing children's resilience
New psychological research points the way toward boosting resilience in children at risk, particularly the importance of supporting parents and early interventions for children and adolescents.
- Adapting for age
The CREATE Center explores how older adults use technology and develops tools and training programs to meet their needs.
- 4 questions for Mitch Prinstein
The UNC–Chapel Hill director of clinical psychology offers insights on how popularity in adolescence — or a lack of it — shapes people's lives.
- A gatekeeper for big data in genomics
As a program director at the National Human Genome Research Institute, Vivian Ota Wang shapes how researchers access vast amounts of biomedical data.
- The link between food and mental health
New research connects nutrition and mental illness, though more rigorous research is needed.
- Boosting productivity
Research identifies small changes that lead to big improvements in performance.
- How much do today's psychologists earn?
The latest salary report from APA finds that psychologists in the middle of the country outearn their peers.
- By the numbers: Stress on campus
College and university counseling centers are seeing an uptick in the number of students seeking help.
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