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.

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The Surprising Power of Retrieval Practice in Improving Retention: From the Lab to the Classroom
Henry L. Roediger, III
APS Award Address
Location: Sheraton Ballroom III
Date/Time: Friday, May 25, 2012 9:00 AM - 9:50 AM
Passionate Love: Looking Back and Looking Ahead
Elaine C. Hatfield, Ellen S. Berscheid
APS Award Address
Location: Sheraton Ballroom III
Date/Time: Friday, May 25, 2012 10:00 AM - 10:50 AM
New Directions in Early Detection and Intervention in Autism
Geraldine Dawson
APS Award Address
Location: Sheraton Ballroom III
Date/Time: Friday, May 25, 2012 1:00 PM - 1:50 PM
The Origins, Diagnosis, and Treatment of Neuroticism: Back to the Future
David H. Barlow
APS Award Address
Location: Sheraton Ballroom III
Date/Time: Friday, May 25, 2012 2:00 PM - 2:50 PM
Debunking Pseudoneuroscience
Carol A. Tavris
APS-David Myers Distinguished Lecture on the Science and Craft of Teaching Psychology
Location: Sheraton Ballroom III
Date/Time: Friday, May 25, 2012 3:00 PM - 3:50 PM
Are We Overmedicating America's Children? Psychosocial, Pharmacological, Combined, and Sequenced Interventions for ADHD
William E. Pelham
SSCP Distinguished Scientist Award Address
Location: Chicago Ballroom IX
Date/Time: Friday, May 25, 2012 3:00 PM - 3:50 PM
Teach Your Students Well: Mentoring Doctoral Students to Be Clinical Scientists in the 21st Century
Richard G. Heimberg
SSCP Presidential Address
Location: Chicago Ballroom IX
Date/Time: Friday, May 25, 2012 4:00 PM - 4:50 PM
Childhood Trauma and Memory
Gail S. Goodman
APS Award Address
Location: Sheraton Ballroom III
Date/Time: Friday, May 25, 2012 4:00 PM - 4:50 PM
Is Music Training Predictive of Cognitive, Social, and Emotional Abilities?
E. Glenn Schellenberg
Psi Chi Distinguished Speaker
Location: Sheraton Ballroom III
Date/Time: Friday, May 25, 2012 5:00 PM - 5:50 PM
The New Statistics: Why, How, and Where Next
Geoff Cumming
Invited Address
Location: Huron
Date/Time: Saturday, May 26, 2012 9:00 AM - 9:50 AM
Why Agreeable People Are Agreeable: Cognitive, Regulation, and Metaphoric Perspectives
Michael D. Robinson
Invited Address
Location: Erie
Date/Time: Saturday, May 26, 2012 9:00 AM - 9:50 AM
Understanding the Decline Effect Requires Systematically Documenting Unpublished Findings
Jonathan W. Schooler
Invited Address
Location: Michigan
Date/Time: Saturday, May 26, 2012 9:00 AM - 9:50 AM
Putting the Person Back Together: The Social Psychology of Cultural Animals
Roy F. Baumeister
Society for the Teaching of Psychology
Location: Missouri
Date/Time: Saturday, May 26, 2012 9:00 AM - 9:50 AM
Race to Nowhere
Vicki H. Abeles
Invited Address
Location: Superior
Date/Time: Saturday, May 26, 2012 9:00 AM - 11:20 AM
Safely Testing the Alarm: Positive Event Disclosures and Traditional Social Support
Shelly Gable
Invited Address
Location: Erie
Date/Time: Saturday, May 26, 2012 10:00 AM - 10:50 PM
Teaching Intergroup Relations in the 21st Century: Pleasures, Pains, and Prerogatives
Gordon Hodson
Society for the Teaching of Psychology
Location: Missouri
Date/Time: Saturday, May 26, 2012 10:00 AM - 10:50 AM
Breaking Down Empathy Into Component Processes: Integrating Evolution, Neurobiology, and Psychology
Jean Decety
Invited Address
Location: Sheraton Ballroom III
Date/Time: Saturday, May 26, 2012 10:30 AM - 11:20 AM
The Interpretation of Dreams and of Jokes
Matthew H. Erdelyi
Invited Address
Location: Ontario
Date/Time: Saturday, May 26, 2012 11:00 AM - 11:50 AM
Developing Useable Knowledge for Teaching and Learning: An Ecological Approach
David B. Daniel
Society for the Teaching of Psychology
Location: Missouri
Date/Time: Saturday, May 26, 2012 11:00 AM - 11:50 AM
The Career and Impact of William K. Estes
Chair: Lawrence Erlbaum
Presenters/Authors: Robert A. Bjork, Richard M. Shiffrin
Psychonomic Society-APS William K. Estes Symposium
Location: Sheraton Ballroom IV
Date/Time: Saturday, May 26, 2012 11:00 AM - 11:50 AM
Paradigm Shift in Personality Psychology: Traits Matter
Oliver P. John
Invited Address
Location: Erie
Date/Time: Saturday, May 26, 2012 11:00 AM - 11:50 AM
How Applied Behavior Analysis Is Making a Difference: A Look at Effective Early Intervention Treatment for Children With Autism
Sheila Jodlowski
Invited Address
Location: Superior
Date/Time: Saturday, May 26, 2012 11:30 AM - 12:20 PM
The Righteous Mind: How Moral Psychology Can Explain Part of the Political Mess We’re In
Jonathan Haidt
Invited Address
Location: Michigan
Date/Time: Saturday, May 26, 2012 12:30 PM - 1:20 PM
Science and Practice in 2012 and Beyond
David H. Barlow
Invited Address
Location: Chicago Ballroom IX
Date/Time: Saturday, May 26, 2012 1:00 PM - 1:50 PM
Language, Culture, and Being Human
Daniel L. Everett
Invited Address
Location: Ontario
Date/Time: Saturday, May 26, 2012 1:00 PM - 1:50 PM
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