2012 Convention Videos
There are considerable health disparities in American society that seem to be tied to race. White people, for instance, live many years longer on average than African Americans. In his keynote address at the 24th APS Annual Convention, James S. Jackson of the University of Michigan, who is African American, joked that he could live seven more years just by saying on a survey he was White.
Elaine C. Hatfield recounted this short history of research on passionate love, and offered some predictions for the future of this area of study, in her William James Fellow Award Address at the 24th APS Annual Convention.
Psychological science is important, as APS Executive Director Alan G. Kraut reminds us. By itself, psychological science produces a rich understanding of behavior. When paired with behavioral investigation, many other fields of scientific inquiry produce a richer understanding of our world.
A brief history of neuroticism, and a briefer glimpse at new ways to fight it, framed his James McKeen Cattell Fellow Award Address at the 24th APS Annual Convention.
During her award address at the 24th APS Annual Convention in Chicago, Gail S. Goodman demonstrated how psychological scientists can positively influence the way child-abuse cases are investigated.
Testing memory not only assesses what we know but changes it,” said Henry L. Roediger, III, as he summed up his most recent years of research in his William James Fellow Award Address at the 24th APS Annual Convention in Chicago.
Geraldine Dawson discusses the state of the science and future directions in early detection and intervention in autism, with a focus on the infant-toddler period.
APS President Douglas L. Medin called for “diverse perspectives” when he posed the profound three-word question, “Who owns science?”
Context matters, and Margaret Beale Spencer’s life is living proof. In her conversation with APS President Douglas L. Medin at the “Inside the Psychologist’s Studio” session, she spoke about her academic progress and how it impacted her research.
“America is broken” says Barry Schwartz, but a little practical wisdom could fix it.
When it comes to pseudoscience, social psychologist and writer Carol A. Tavris is a self-appointed curmudgeon.