Psychological Science Agenda
A publication of the Science Directorate
July 2018 |Vol. 32, No. 7
- APA denounces administration plan to roll back policies that factor race in college admissions
Cites research demonstrating benefits of diversity in higher education.
- APA Dissertation Research Awards and Early Graduate Student Researcher Awards: Call for applications
Deadlines in early September.
- Get involved: Sign up now to serve as a reviewer for the APA Dissertation Research Awards
Volunteer your time and expertise in service to the next generation of psychological scientists.
- Science highlights at the 2018 APA Annual Convention
Programming of particular interest to psychological scientists and graduate students.
- In brief
Snapshots of some of the latest peer-reviewed research within psychology and related fields.
From the Science Student Council
- Job opening: APA chief scientific officer
Shape the future of psychological science.
- Apply now for the APA Advanced Training Institute on Single-Case Intervention Research
Seats are filling fast for this mid-August session in Madison, Wisconsin.
- Solution Search: Climate Change Needs Behavior Change
$25,000 to winner. Deadline is Aug. 7, 2018
- Commission on Ethnic Minority Recruitment, Retention and Training Grants
Deadline: Aug. 15, 2018.
- Call for nominations: Open Science and Methodology Chair for APA journals
New position will advise on open science policies and procedures. Deadline is July 30.
Science Highlights from the July/August Monitor
- What's next?
We asked 33 influential psychologists to identify the critical questions the discipline must answer.
- Psychological testing and assessments are going high-tech
Assessments using virtual reality correlate with findings from traditional paper-and-pencil measures of function in people with ADHD.
- Tuning in to our amazing auditory system
Nina Kraus leads a diverse team of researchers and clinicians who are teasing apart the way our brains process sounds and finding that auditory ability is a strong indicator of brain health.
- Helping Rohingya refugees
Psychologists are stepping in to help the Rohingya, who are caught up in one of the largest and fastest-growing refugee crises.
- Keys to success when going for tenure
There are some misconceptions about what it takes to get tenure. Senior psychology faculty reveal the real requirements.
- 3 questions for Brian Hare
The head of the Duke Canine Cognition Center discusses what studying dogs can teach us about our own evolutionary past.
- Psychologist takes the helm of federal human resources
Jeff T.H. Pon seeks to improve outcomes across the federal workforce and boost morale.
- By the numbers: Drug overdoses continue to increase
Deaths from drug overdose — and especially from synthetic opioids — are surging in the United States, according to a report from the National Center for Health Statistics.
- The hot list
A quick rundown of news, events and announcements across APA.