Psychological Science Agenda
A publication of the Science Directorate
July 2017 |Vol. 31, No. 7
- Call for submissions — APA’s Technology, Mind and Society conference
Deadline Oct. 20, 2017.
- Sign petition in support of peer review and good science management
Join fellow supporters of a healthy environment in which science may flourish.
- Science highlights at the 2017 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
Science Highlights from the July Monitor
- Keeping dementia at bay
Building up your cognitive reserve over a lifetime can help prevent decline.
- Seven ways to boost your chances of funding
Seasoned researchers and other experts offer advice on how to maximize your chances of getting funding for your research.
- What can bird brains teach us about human cognition? Plenty.
Behind the scenes at the Comparative Cognition Laboratory at the University of Iowa.
- 5 questions for Adam Alter
The social psychologist explains the psychological and physical factors that make technology so addictive and how to break the cycle.
- Broader training sought for STEM students
A new report finds that graduate programs are neglecting to teach students skills that they need for today's workplace.
- Women outnumber men in psychology, but not in the field's top echelons
A new APA report recommends ways to boost women's status and pay.
- Parents: Watch those social media posts
Media psychologists warn of the risks of parents disclosing too much information about their children on social media.
- Should this assistant professor lead an investigation into complaints against a dean?
The APA Ethics Code can be useful for psychologists in academia.
- By the numbers: Shedding tears
We all tear up, but some of us do it more than others.
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