Psychological Science Agenda
A publication of the Science Directorate
September 2018 |Vol. 32, No. 9
- Make your science make sense
Special Alda Center training opportunity for APA members, Oct. 11-12.
- Psychologist Hunter Hoffman demonstrates virtual reality on Capitol Hill
VR program “Snow Canyon” helps ease pain of burn patients.
- National Institutes of Health seeks feedback from scientists on registration and reporting of basic human research
Submit comments and share with APA for inclusion in APA’s response.
- Taking another look at the BRAIN Initiative
The National Institutes of Health seeks input on next phase: understanding brain circuitry.
- A psychological scientist joins the chorus voicing support for the National Institutes of Health
Advocates meet with their Members of Congress to urge increased funding for medical research.
- Statement of APA president regarding administration's proposal to detain child migrants longer than legally allowed
- APA leads dialogue and action on immigration
Association addresses immigration issues with actions based on psychological science.
- Statement of APA President regarding the science behind why women may not report sexual assault
Jessica Henderson Daniel cites research highlighting vulnerability of immigrant detainees.
- 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 September Monitor
- What makes teams work?
Psychologists are pinpointing the factors that make teams gel — research that has far-reaching implications for health care, education, research, industry and more.
- Psychologists respond to a mental health crisis at the border
Clinicians, researchers and advocates support families who are suffering in the wake of the family separation policy.
- Discrimination against interns with disabilities
What psychology students should know — and what they can do — when they encounter bias.
- Catching kids early
The Pitt Parents and Children Laboratory at the University of Pittsburgh gives families tools to help prevent vulnerable children from engaging in detrimental behaviors.
- Academic careers: 8 steps for hiring the faculty of your dreams
Start by setting clear parameters for your search and communicating your institution’s strengths, say department chairs.
- Academic careers: What do psychology faculty earn?
Psychology faculty salaries lag behind those of their peers in other science fields, finds an APA report.
- Academic careers: Finding the right match
Early career psychologists share how they secured their first academic jobs.
- Academic careers: How to get grants
Use these insights to increase your chances of getting the funding you need for your research.
- By the numbers: Violence against teachers
Most school violence prevention focuses on student victims, but teachers also experience violence at school — and one study finds many teachers don’t seek help afterward.