FOR PSYCHOLOGICAL SCIENTISTS…
The APA convention is the largest meeting of the largest
psychological organization on the planet. No other meeting
can offer such a massive and concentrated exchange of ideas
from such a broad range of subdisciplines. Join thousands
of fellow psychological scientists and academics to share
your research and to discover theirs. Attend programming
designed specifically for researchers and take part in the
conversation on issues facing the field.
HENRY L. ROEDIGER III, PHD
Varieties of Superior Memory:
The Study of People Who Deliberately Memorize
Research on superior memorizers usually involves isolated
case studies. Dr. Roediger will compare and contrast
groups of individuals who excel at various memory tasks to
determine if some general ability can be discovered among
JAMES W. PENNEBAKER, PHD
Trauma, Writing, and Words:
Lab to Field and Back Again
The APA Distinguished Scientific Award for
the Applications of Psychology Address
JOHN P. A. IOANNIDIS, MD
Current Status and Future Prospects
Dr. Ionnidis is one of the most-cited scientists worldwide
on the replicability of medical research. His lecture will
offer an overview of the current empirical evidence on how
reproducible research findings are in different scientific fields,
the major challenges in reproducible research and proposed
solutions to overcome these challenges.
ALISON GOPNIK, PHD
What Science Tells Us About Caring for Children
Despite common assumptions, caregiving doesn’t shape
children to turn out a particular way. Children are designed by
evolution to be unpredictable and diverse. Caring adults create
a secure, loving environment that supports this diversity.
BELLA DEPAULO, PHD
What No One Ever Told You About People Who Are Single
A record number of Americans have been single all their lives.
Dr. DePaulo will explain what makes single life so meaningful
and fulfilling. She will also critique claims that getting married
makes persons happier, healthier and less isolated.
PSYCHOLOGISTS IN PRACTICE SETTINGS…
For practicing psychologists, the APA convention connects
you with a valuable community of like-minded professionals
with whom you can collaborate, learn and share ideas.
Activities, programs and sessions geared specifically to
psychologists working in practice settings offer stimulating
content and timely information on relevant practice issues and
Practice Innovations for 2016 – 2020:
New Settings, Models and Collaborations
This interactive symposium addresses
individual and group practice innovations for
2016 – 2020, including new settings, models
and contractual collaborations within and
outside health care and in a range of other professional and
From Paper to Cloud:
Expanding Record-Keeping Guidelines to Manage
Electronic Health Record Issues
APA is revising its frequently referenced record-keeping
guidelines. This symposium includes presentations on the
current guidelines, recommended revisions based on public
comment, and relevant legal issues, with audience questions
Disaster Mental Health Interventions:
Models and Applications
The session will identify, describe and discuss research related
to four disaster mental health models. Participants will work in
breakout groups to consider exercise scenarios and how the
various models might offer assistance.
Practical Applications and Useful Tips
Telepsychology as a new method for
conducting psychological services and
psychotherapy raises questions for
psychologists who practice in-person psychotherapy. This
program will discuss these common questions.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in Integrated Care:
Toward a Holistic CBT
This panel presentation will be a moderate-to-advanced
skill-building session to teach practicing psychologists how
to apply cognitive behavioral therapy with a biopsychosocial
case conceptualization in integrated care settings.
Thursday, August 4, 5:00 –6: 30 p.m.
Jonathan Haidt, PhD
This year’s Opening Session will feature a
thought-provoking keynote presentation by
social psychologist Jonathan Haidt, PhD, who
will address how psychology can reduce political polarization, incivility and intolerance.