Convergence: Connecting Levels of Analysis in Psychological Science
 In the past, our field harbored distinct, and often competing, schools of thought that tackled different problems and produced findings that often appeared to diverge. Today, investigators attack shared problems at complementary levels of analysis and produce results that converge. Studies of people in a social world; mental systems of cognition and emotion; and biological mechanisms of the genome and the nervous system interconnect and yield an integrated psychological science. The APS 23rd Annual Convention displays, and celebrates, these advances in our field.

Invited Addresses

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What Makes A Nation Intelligent?
Earl Hunt
APS Award Address
Location: International Ballroom East
Date/Time: Friday, May 27, 2011 10:30 AM - 11:20 AM
How We Reason
Philip N. Johnson-Laird
APS Award Address
Location: International Ballroom East
Date/Time: Friday, May 27, 2011 2:00 PM - 2:50 PM
If Sleep Is So Important, Why Do We Get So Little of It? Advances in Understanding and Treating Insomnia
Richard R. Bootzin
SSCP Distinguished Scientist Award Address
Location: Monroe
Date/Time: Friday, May 27, 2011 3:00 PM - 3:50 PM
Parenting and Teaching: What’s the Connection in Our Classrooms?
Douglas A. Bernstein
APS-David Myers Distinguished Lecture on the Science and Craft of Teaching Psychology
Location: International Ballroom East
Date/Time: Friday, May 27, 2011 3:00 PM - 3:50 PM
The Elusive Independent Variable in Psychosocial Intervention Research
Varda Shoham
SSCP Presidential Address
Location: Monroe
Date/Time: Friday, May 27, 2011 4:00 PM - 4:50 PM
We Are the Law: The Human Mind, Free Will, and the Limits of Determinism
Michael S. Gazzaniga
Psi Chi Distinguished Speaker
Location: International Ballroom East
Date/Time: Friday, May 27, 2011 5:00 PM - 5:50 PM
The Media, Popular Psychology, and the Classroom
Steven J. Lynn
Society for the Teaching of Psychology
Location: Georgetown West
Date/Time: Saturday, May 28, 2011 9:00 AM - 9:50 AM
Enhancing Leadership Interventions by Learning from Psychotherapy Process Research
Julian Barling
Invited Address
Location: Gunston
Date/Time: Saturday, May 28, 2011 9:00 AM - 9:50 AM
What Makes People Happy?: Emotion Knowledge in Autobiographical Memory
Qi Wang
Invited Address
Location: Lincoln East
Date/Time: Saturday, May 28, 2011 9:00 AM - 9:50 AM
Improving Cognition
John Jonides
APS Award Address
Location: International Ballroom East
Date/Time: Saturday, May 28, 2011 9:30 AM - 10:20 AM
Linking Research to Public Policy: The Missing Link
Donna L. Sundre
Society for the Teaching of Psychology
Location: Georgetown West
Date/Time: Saturday, May 28, 2011 10:00 AM - 10:50 AM
The Teen Brain: Insights from Neuroimaging
Jay Giedd
Invited Address
Location: Lincoln East
Date/Time: Saturday, May 28, 2011 10:00 AM - 10:50 AM
Cultural Neuroscience: Brain Plasticity in Varying Social Contexts
Shinobu Kitayama
Invited Address
Location: Lincoln West
Date/Time: Saturday, May 28, 2011 10:30 AM - 11:20 AM
The Role of Communion in Women's STEM Decisions: Implications for Teaching Psychological Science
Amanda B. Diekman
Society for the Teaching of Psychology
Location: Georgetown West
Date/Time: Saturday, May 28, 2011 11:00 AM - 11:50 AM
Toward a Greater Understanding of the Relative Impact and Importance of Variables in Psychological Research
James M. LeBreton
Invited Address
Location: Gunston
Date/Time: Saturday, May 28, 2011 12:30 PM - 1:20 PM
Emotion-Related Self-Regulation: A Core Construct for Understanding Development
Nancy Eisenberg
APS Award Address
Location: International Ballroom East
Date/Time: Saturday, May 28, 2011 1:00 PM - 1:50 PM
Explanatory Item Response Modeling: A Perspective on Psychometrics
Mark Wilson
Invited Address
Location: Fairchild
Date/Time: Saturday, May 28, 2011 1:00 PM - 1:50 PM
What Our Words Say About Us
James W. Pennebaker
Invited Address
Location: Lincoln West
Date/Time: Saturday, May 28, 2011 2:00 PM - 2:50 PM
Determining the Number of Factors Using Model-Implied Instrumental Variables (MIIVs)
Kenneth A. Bollen
Invited Address
Location: Fairchild
Date/Time: Saturday, May 28, 2011 2:00 PM - 2:50 PM
Are There Multiple Memory Systems? Tests of Models of Implicit and Explicit Memory
David Shanks
Invited Address
Location: Cabinet
Date/Time: Saturday, May 28, 2011 2:00 PM - 2:50 PM
Improving the Lives of Employees Through Goal Setting
Gary P. Latham
APS Award Address
Location: International Ballroom East
Date/Time: Saturday, May 28, 2011 2:00 PM - 2:50 PM
Embodied Brains, Social Minds: Admiration and Compassion in Los Angeles and Beijing
Mary Helen Immordino-Yang
Invited Address
Location: Lincoln East
Date/Time: Saturday, May 28, 2011 2:00 PM - 2:50 PM
Integrative Moral Cognition
Joshua D. Greene
Invited Address
Location: Georgetown East
Date/Time: Saturday, May 28, 2011 2:30 PM - 3:20 PM
The Joy of Theorizing
Daniel M. Wegner
APS Award Address
Location: International Ballroom East
Date/Time: Saturday, May 28, 2011 3:00 PM - 3:50 PM
Decision Making in Real Life
J. Frank Yates
APS Award Address
Location: International Ballroom East
Date/Time: Saturday, May 28, 2011 4:00 PM - 4:50 PM
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