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 Symposium

What Does the Research Say About the Effect of Openly Gay Service on the Military?

Saturday, May 28, 2011, 9:00 AM - 10:20 AM
Jefferson East

Howard N. Garb Chair: Howard N. Garb
San Antonio Military Medical Center, Lackland Air Force Base

The effect of openly gay service on military-unit morale, cohesion, and readiness for combat will be explored. Major research studies on the attitudes of military personnel toward gay and lesbian service members will be described. Results relate to many issues important to psychology, including methodological research challenges, psychological adjustment, group cohesion, attitudes, program evaluation, and the functioning of organizations.

Laura L. Miller

Laura L. Miller
RAND Corporation


Tobias B. Wolff

Tobias B. Wolff (Discussant)
University of Pennsylvania


Emily Sussman

Emily Sussman (Discussant)
Servicemembers Legal Defense Network


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