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Aug
05

2015 American Psychological Association Convention

More than 110 faculty, students and alumni presented research, lead poster sessions and contributed to panel discussions at this year’s American Psychological Association Convention. The annual APA convention is the largest gathering of psychologists and psychology students in the world. Each year it attracts 11,000–14,000 attendees from all areas of specialization in psychology, education and policy, including numerous alumni, faculty and students of the nine APA-accredited […]

By Cielo Villasenor | Psychology
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Jun
16

APA Committee on Early Career Psychologists Call for Nominations

American Psychological Association 2015 Call for Nominations COMMITTEE ON EARLY CAREER PSYCHOLOGISTS The Committee on Early Career Psychologists (CECP) is seeking nominations for two representatives to serve a three-year term (2016-2018): Practice Representative: • Represent the early career practice community in APA • Advance, promote, and advocate for the professional interests of early career practicing psychologists in all settings • Support early career entry and […]

By Alliant Team | Psychology
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Sep
11

Is Universal Screening Worth the Investment for Schools?

Universal Screening in Educational Settings: Evidence-Based Decision Making for Schools, edited by Ryan J. Kettler, Todd A. Glover, Craig A. Albers, and Kelly A. Feeney-Kettler, addresses the utility of universal screenings in schools for assessing academic competencies and the socioemotional and behavioral needs of students. The book provides guidance for implementing universal screening in educational settings and framing the approach within a Response to Intervention […]

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Sep
04

Strong Health Policy or the Nanny State?

In their review of A Big Fat Crisis, Mary Ellen Olbrisch and Lauren King question how realistic author Deborah Cohen’s policy recommendations are with respect to supermarket, restaurant, and food industry products and advertising. Whereas Cohen focuses on the failure of individuals’ approaches to control obesity, the reviewers provide insight into how the public health approach to the obesity problem has been received and suggest some reasons for negative reactions […]

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Jul
31

APA Convention Sessions of Note | Attention: Grad Students

If you are attending the 2014 APA convention, please view the sessions below and be sure to mark them on your calendar. This list can also be viewed online at http://www.apa.org/science/about/psa/2014/07/convention-sessions.aspx   Convention sessions especially for science-oriented graduate students At the American Psychological Association Annual Convention in Washington, D.C., Aug. 7-10, 2014, the APA Science Student Council (SSC) and the American Psychological Association of Graduate […]

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Jul
23

Predicating Managers’ Intentions to Hire, Develop, and Promote Women in SET Professions

The underrepresentation of women in the professional science, engineering, and technology (SET) jobs was addressed in a recent study published in the June issue of Consulting Psychology Journal: Practice and Research by Shirley Braun and Rebecca A. Turner. The study was conducted through a series of interviews and surveys of middle managers who influence how employees are treated, developed, promoted and compensated. Braun and Turner […]

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Jul
09

Police & Public Safety Psychology Section Mini-Conference

On August 6th the Police and Public Safety Section of Division 18 will be holding a mini-conference in Washington, DC. The conference is split into two sessions, a morning session (8:30am-12:15pm) and afternoon session (1:00pm-4:30pm). Below is further information on the conference as well as a list of topics that will be discussed. There is also a link to sign up for this conference. Police & […]

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Jul
07

What Does Developmental Psychology Tell Us About the Identity of Cybercriminals?

In his review of Gráinne Kirwan and Andrew Power’s book Cybercrime: The Psychology of Online Offenders,  Thomas Holt describes the authors’ typology of cybercrime that consists of Internet-enabled crimes that “can also occur in the real world (e.g., piracy)”; Internet-specific crimes that cannot exist off-line, such as malicious software distribution; and  crimes in virtual worlds, “where nonhuman characters and representations of people engage in offenses that would […]

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Jun
26

Kodachromes in the Brain

It is easy to be impressed by colorful functional magnetic resonance-imaging (fMRI) photos of activity in the brain. Every introduction-to-psychology textbook has these pictures to show students that there are places in the brain for various cognitive events. William Uttal has been casting doubt on what we really know from fMRI pictures, most recently in Reliability in Cognitive Neuroscience: A Meta-Meta-Analysis. In his review, Harry Whitaker writes that […]

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