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The Association for Psychological Science - 21st Annual Convention

Keynote Speaker
Nancy Kanwisher
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
The Specialized Brain

Bring the Family Speaker
Richard E. Nisbett
University of Michigan
Intelligence and How to Get It: Why Schools and Cultures Count

Presidential Symposium
Chair: Walter Mischel
Columbia University
The New Genetics and What it Means for Psychological Science

Inside the Psychologist's Studio:
Interview with Gordon Bower
Gordon Bower
Stanford University
National Medal of Science Winner

APS David Myers Distinguished Lecture on Teaching
Linda Bartoshuk
University of Florida
How Do We Measure Pleasure?

Special Event
Paul Ekman
Professor Emeritus, University of California, San Francisco
Prime Time Psychology: Science is the Story in 'Lie to Me'

APS 21st Annual Convention
San Francisco, CA May 22-25, 2009

TV Series Premieres Tonight
'Lie to Me' and Ekman at
APS Convention, Honestly

Paul Ekman’s pioneering work on emotions and facial expressions is the basis for a new television series, “Lie to Me,” premiering tonight at 9:00 PM on Fox (check local listings for details). The main character -- Dr. Lightman, the “world’s leading deception expert,” – is described as a human lie detector who cracks criminal cases by reading facial expressions, voice, and movements.

Join Ekman and members of the production group and cast at the APS 21st Annual Convention this May in San Francisco, CA, for a discussion on how psychological science research is used in the show. The panel discussion, “Prime Time Psychology: Science Is the Story in ‘Lie to Me,’” will be moderated by Robert W. Levenson, and the program will include excerpts from the series.

Watch the "Lie to Me" promo on YouTube

Check out the premiere of “Lie to Me” at 9:00 PM tonight on Fox. Then stay tuned to the APS Convention for the science behind the show.

All That Science and San Francisco Too!
San Francisco received the highest score of any city in the United States in Condé Nast Traveler's annual Readers' Choice Awards. The 2008 win marks the 16th consecutive year that San Francisco has won this category in the magazine’s annual survey, a feat never before accomplished by any destination. Join your APS colleagues for an exciting scientific program in one of the world’s most scenic destinations on May 22-25, 2009.  For information on hotel and registration, visit the APS convention page at

APS Program Committee:
Daniel Cervone (Chair), Sian Beilock, Ying–yi Hong, Daniel Klein, Tyler Lorig, Joseph A. Mikels, Kris Preacher, Deborah E. Rupp, Timothy Strauman, Tor Wager, Tracy Zinn

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