study stereotypes in college. First she earned an undergraduate
degree in anthropology, and then a graduate degree in clinical
psychology at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.
Now, at the University of Rochester Medical Center in New
York, McDaniel works in psychiatry and family medicine,
promoting the role of psychological science in patient health
care. She focuses especially on viewing families as support
systems for patients, integrating behavioral health into primary
care, teaching physicians about psychosocial medicine, and
teaching therapists about including the physical aspects of a
In 2007, McDaniel won the prestigious APF Cummings
PSYCHE Prize for successfully incorporating behavioral
and physical health care. She says this award deepened her
commitment to the work APF makes possible, particularly in
the area of psychology’s role in behavior and health.
For more information about supporting APF and the
Campaign to Transform the Future, visit www.apa.org/apf or
call (202) 336-5843.
APF hosts top speakers at convention
APF is hosting a series of distinguished presentations and
speakers during APA’s 2015 Annual Convention in Toronto,
Aug. 6–9. They include:
“Humans are Intent Detectors: Implications for Science
and Society,” the William Bevan Lecture for Psychology and
Public Policy, by Susan Fiske, PhD, of Princeton University.
Fiske investigates cognitive stereotypes and emotional prejudices,
culturally, interpersonally and neuro-scientifically, with policy
implications. Aug. 8, 2–2: 50 p.m. (CE credit offered.)
“American Psychological Foundation Grants and
Scholarships,” an information session with APF Executive
Director/Executive Vice President Elisabeth Straus and
Program Officer Samantha Edington. Attendees will learn
about the foundation’s more than 40 funding opportunities.
Aug. 7, 3–3: 50 p.m.
The 2015 Spielberger EMPathy Symposium will feature
“Lessons Learned from Translating Affect Science
Research and Theory to Schizophrenia,” by Ann M. Kring,
PhD, of the University of California, Berkeley; “The Impact
of Affect Depends on its Object,” by Gerald Clore, PhD, of
the University of Virginia; and “The Hierarchical Model of
Achievement Motivation,” by Andrew Eliot, PhD, of the
University of Rochester. Aug. 7, 1–2: 50 p.m. (CE credit offered.)
“Unifying Psychology in the Next Generation through
Collaboration and Contextualization,” the Arthur W. Staats
Lecture on Unifying Psychology, by Judith Torney-Purta,
PhD, professor in the department of human development
and quantitative methodology and member of the faculty of
the graduate school, University of Maryland at College Park.
Aug. 7, 3–3: 50 p.m.
The Lynn Stuart Weiss Lecture on the Psychological
Study of Social Issues by Linda R. Tropp, PhD, professor
of psychology and director of the Psychology of Peace
and Violence Program at the University of Massachusetts
Amherst. An APA Fellow, she has worked on state and
national initiatives to improve interracial relations in
schools, and with nongovernmental organizations to
evaluate programs designed to reduce racial and ethnic
conflict. Aug. 8, 4–4: 50 p.m.
“Teaching Statistics: What I Have Learned So Far,” the
Charles L. Brewer Distinguished Teaching of Psychology
Award Address, by Roger E. Kirk, PhD, of Baylor University.
Kirk has received many awards, including Baylor’s highest
awards for both teaching and research. Aug. 8, 3–3: 50 p.m. n
Kring Clore Eliot Tropp Fiske