APA’s divisions highlight some of their top
programs for the association’s 2013 Annual Convention,
July 31–Aug. 4. All are welcome!
Div. 1 (Society for General Psychology)
“Subject Matters in Psychology — What Should Count As
Psychological Data?” Chair: Blaine J. Fowers, PhD. Participants:
Andrew S. Winston, PhD, Harry Heft, PhD, and Henderikus J.
Stam, PhD. Discussant: Brent D. Slife, PhD. Aug. 1, 9–10: 50 a.m.
“The Cultural Ground of General Psychology.” Chair:
Wade Pickren, PhD. Participants: Saulo Araujo, PhD, Suzanne
Kirschner, PhD, Mauro Galluccio, PhD, and Wade Pickren, PhD.
Aug. 3, 10–11: 50 a.m.
Div. 2 (Society for the Teaching of Psychology)
“Strategies to Increase Metacognition, Studying, and
Learning.” Co-chairs: Tricia L. Wessel-Blaski, PhD, and Regan
A.R. Gurung, PhD. Participants: Tricia L. Wessel-Blaski, PhD,
Bridginn Finn, PhD, Joyce Ehrlinger, PhD, and Kay Lynn
Stevens. July 31, 8–8: 50 a.m.
“Test-Enhanced Learning — From Lab to the Classroom.”
Chair: Victor A. Benassi, PhD. Participants: Henry L. Roediger
III, PhD, and Mark A. McDaniel, PhD. Aug. 1, 8–8: 50 a.m.
Presidential Address by Victor A. Benassi, PhD: “Infusing
Science of Learning into the Curriculum: Opportunities and
Cautions.” Chair: Norine L. Jalbert, PhD. Aug. 3, 11–11: 50 a.m.
Div. 3 (Experimental)
“Technology Innovation and Science Education.” Chair:
Mark A. McDaniel, PhD. Participants: Janet Metcalfe, PhD,
Gautam Biswas, PhD, and Art Graesser, PhD. Discussant: Diane
Halpern, PhD. Aug. 1, 9–10: 50 a.m.
“Knowing What You Don’t Know — Science and
Applications of Metamemory Research.” Chair: Robert
A. Bjork, PhD. Participants: Elizabeth L. Bjork, PhD, Shana
Carpenter, PhD, Jeffrey D. Karpicke, PhD, and Janet Metcalfe,
PhD. Discussant: Paul Merritt, PhD. Aug. 2, noon–1: 50 p.m.
“Science and Applications of Prospective Memory
Research.” Chair: Gabriel I. Cook, PhD. Participants: Giles
Einstein, PhD, Celinda Reese-Melancon, PhD, Tom Heffernan,
PhD, Lia Kvavilashvili, PhD, and Julie Bugg, PhD. Aug. 3,
9–10: 50 a.m.
“Thinking Clearly About Multivariate Models in
Psychology.” Chair: Susana P. Urbina, PhD. Participants: Patrick
E. Shrout, PhD, Leona S. Aiken, PhD, Keith F. Widaman, PhD,
and Deborah L. Bandalos, PhD. Aug. 1, 8–9: 50 a.m.
“Documenting Ourselves — Reflexivity and Subjectivity
in the Conduct of Qualitative Research.” Chair: Mark Freeman,
PhD. Participants: Ruthellen Josselson, PhD, Leeat Granek, PhD,
Michal Krumer-Nevo, PhD, and Sunil Bhatia, PhD. Discussant:
Mark Freeman, PhD. Aug. 1, 10–11: 50 a.m.
Presidential Address by Stephen G. West, PhD:
“Alternatives to the Randomized Experiment.” Aug. 3,
9–9: 50 a.m.
Div. 6 (Behavioral Neuroscience and Comparative)
Invited address by Andrew Whiten, PhD, “The Scope
of Culture in Chimpanzees, Humans, and Ancestral Apes.”
Chair: Felix Warneken, PhD. July 31, 8–8: 50 a.m.
Invited address by Thomas R. Zentall, PhD: “The Heuristic
Value of Comparative Cognition Research.” Chair: Chana K.
Akins, PhD. Aug. 1, 9–9: 50 a.m.
Invited address from Marcelo A. Wood, PhD: “Epigenetics:
Shining a New Light on Intellectual Disability Disorders.”
Chair: K. Matthew Lattal, PhD. Aug. 2, 1–1: 50 p.m.
Div. 7 (Developmental)
“Spanking and Its Consequences for Children.”
Participants: George Holden, PhD, Shawna J. Lee, PhD, Inna
Altschul, PhD, and Elizabeth Gershoff, PhD. July 31, 9–10: 50
“Trauma, Stress, and Cortisol Across the Life Span.”
Co-chairs: Angela D. Evans, PhD, and Jennifer Piazza, PhD.
Participants: Jodi A. Quas, PhD, Robert S. Stawski, PhD,
Douglas A. Granger, PhD, and Avron Spiro III, PhD. Aug. 2,
noon–1: 50 p.m.
“Neurological and Physiological Implications of
Maltreatment.” Co-chairs: Angela D. Evans, PhD, and Jennifer
Piazza, PhD. Participants: Layla Banihashemi, PhD, Victor G.
Carrion, MD, and Martin H. Teicher, MD, PhD. Discussant:
Sharon G. Portwood, PhD, JD. Aug. 3, 9–10: 50 a.m.