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FY15 Announcement of the Anticipated Availability of Funds for Phase I Research on Research Integrity

The Office of Research Integrity (ORI) announces funding opportunity IR-ORI-15-001. The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to foster innovative approaches to empirical research on societal, organizational, group, and individual factors that affect, both positively and negatively, integrity in research. Integrity is defined as the use of honest and verifiable methods in proposing, performing, and evaluating research and reporting research results with particular attention to adherence to rules, regulations, guidelines, and commonly accepted professional codes or norms. Applications are due April 20, 2015, by 5:00 p.m. EST. For more information, visit ori.hhs.gov/division-education-and-integrity.

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24th Biennial Meeting of the International Society for the Study of Behavioural Development

The 24th Biennial Meeting of the International Society for the Study of Behavioural Development will be held in Vilnius, capital city of Lithuania on 10–14 July, 2016. For more information, visit www.issbd2016.com/en/.

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8th World Congress of the World Institute of Pain

The 8th World Congress of the World Institute of Pain (WIP 2016, to be held May 20–23 ) is a major biennial gathering of pain management specialists. Aimed at physicians, researchers, students and nurses, WIP 2016 will combine participant-friendly educational activities with hands-on courses. This combined theoretical and practical approach has already facilitated breakthroughs in pain management interventional techniques.

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XIV Conference of European Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (ESTSS)

“Trauma in Changing Societies: Social Contexts and Clinical Practice” 10–13 June 2015, Vilnius, Lithuania

About ESTSS

ESTSS 2015 is the annual Conference of European Society for Traumatic Stress Studies, for the first time to be held in Northeastern Europe. Expected to attract around 600 academics and practitioners, it is going to be Europe’s largest event in the field of trauma psychology this year.

Under the theme of “Trauma in Changing Societies: Social Contexts and Clinical Practice,” the Conference aims to discuss the social context of trauma, including acknowledgement of trauma, social support, linking traumatic stress field among different professionals and educating society about trauma and recovery. It will also focus on clinical practice — its newest trends, issues and the most advanced know-how. A series of preconference workshops will also be of interest to field professionals, academics, students or anyone working with people affected by traumas.

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ISSBD and Jacobs Foundation Announce Fellowships

The International Society for the Study of Behavioural Development (ISSBD) and the Jacobs Foundation are offering 10 doctoral fellowships of 2 years each, with a 1-year extension possible. The fellowships will be located at the applicants’ home institutions and will begin in July 2015; the working language will be English. Admitted students will receive a monthly stipend of up to $1,500, and half of the fellowships are reserved for students from currency-restricted countries. Applicants should hold, or anticipate very soon receiving (as shown by supporting documents), a master’s degree, diploma, or equivalent in one of the relevant fields and should be planning a doctoral project in developmental research. The deadline for application is February 28, 2015. Interested students should contact Kathy Taylor at issbd.2015@umich.edu for the application form and information on the necessary application materials. They can also reach her by sending a letter to Kathy Taylor, c/o Life…

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Collaborate With Stanford Researchers on Attitudes

Professor Jon Krosnick (Stanford University, Departments of Communication, Political Science, and Psychology) and Ellen Konar (Stanford University, Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences) invite applications from graduate students enrolled in PhD programs in business programs or in the social and behavioral sciences to collaborate with them in conducting analyses of data to assess the relative efficacy and validity of customer experience measures in predicting company performance and in writing up results for publication in academic journals.About 10 years ago, companies looking to understand customer feedback were offered a simple tool that was billed as “The One Number You Need to Grow,” called the Net Promoter Score. Since then, this approach to measuring customer experience has caught on like wildfire across the US and around the world, being used in millions of surveys every year by thousands of companies. However, the design of the survey question used to yield…

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Psychonomic Society’s 56th Annual Meeting

Psychonomic Society’s 56th Annual Meeting November 19–22, 2015 Chicago, Illinois, USA www.psychonomic.org/annual-meeting Keynote Address: Asher Koriat, University of Haifa

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Psychonomic Society’s 57th Annual Meeting

Psychonomic Society’s 57th Annual Meeting November 17–20, 2016 Boston, Massachusetts, USA

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International Meeting of the Psychonomic Society

International Meeting of the Psychonomic Society May 5–8, 2016 Granada, Spain www.ps2016.org

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International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies

ISTSS 31st Annual Conference

Back to Basics: Integrating Clinical and Scientific Knowledge to Advance the Field of Trauma November 5 -7, 2015 New Orleans, Louisiana www.istss.org

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27th Annual Conference of the International Society for Humor Studies

June 29–July 3, 2015 Oakland, California www.hnu.edu/ishs/ISHS2015

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6th FPR–UCLA Interdisciplinary Conference

A Critical Moment: Sex/Gender Research at the Intersection of Culture, Brain, & Behavior October 23-24, 2015 UCLA

This conference occurs at a critical juncture in sex/gender research in neuroscience, anthropology, psychology, and related disciplines. New theories are utilizing a conception of the brain as dynamic, plastic, and adaptable, and of sex/gender brain and behavioral differences as subject to the influence of a broad range of biological, cultural, and social or environmental factors.

In organizing this conference, our aim is to bring the neuro- and social sciences together to consider three cross-cutting questions on sex/gender: Why now? what’s fixed/changing/changeable? what’s at stake?

Registration for our conference is Now Open.

EARLY Registration ENDS on June 30, 2015 • Afterwards, LATE registration, with higher registration fees.

ON-LINE REGISTRATION: ONLY FOR GENERAL PUBLIC

All others (Current Students/ University of California Faculty/ International Customers/ Conference Scholarships) must register by MAIL/FAX/IN PERSON to UCLA…

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Short Course in Obesity Research

A 5-day short course on “Strengthening Causal Inference in Behavioral Obesity Research” will be hosted at the University of Alabama at Birmingham from July 20, 2015–July 24, 2015.

Identifying causal relations among variables is fundamental to science. Obesity is a major problem for which much progress in understanding, treatment, and prevention remains to be made. Understanding which social and behavioral factors cause variations in adiposity and which other factors cause variations is vital to producing, evaluating, and selecting intervention and prevention strategies. In addition, developing a greater understanding of obesity’s causes requires input from diverse disciplines including statistics, economics, psychology, epidemiology, mathematics, philosophy, and in some cases behavioral or statistical genetics. However, applying techniques from these disciplines does not involve routine well-known “cookbook” approaches but requires an understanding of the underlying principles, so the investigator can tailor approaches to specific and varying situations. The nine course modules are designed to…

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National Institutes of Health Announce 4 Funding Opportunity Announcements

The National Institutes of Health Science of Behavior Change (SOBC) Common Fund Program announces four new funding opportunities from the NIH Science of Behavior Change Common Fund Program:

Science of Behavior Change: Assay Development and Validation for Interpersonal and Social Processes Targets (UH2/UH3) Science of Behavior Change: Assay Development and Validation for Stress Reactivity and Stress Resilience Targets (UH2/UH3) Science of Behavior Change: Assay Development and Validation for Self-Regulation Targets (UH2/UH3) NIH Science of Behavior Change Resource and Coordinating Center (U24)

SOBC activities are driven by the overarching goal of integrating insights from basic behavioral and social research into the design of improved interventions for behavior change. Three of the Requests for Applications (RFAs) (RFA-RM-14-018, RFA-RM-14-019, and RFA-RM-14- 020) call for teams of scientists to conduct target validation activities intended develop the tools required to implement a mechanisms-focused, experimental medicine approach to…

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International Conference on Traffic and Transport Psychology

The International Conference on Traffic and Transport Psychology will be held 2–5 August 2016 in Brisbane, Australia. For more information, visit icttp2016.com.

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Memrise Prize Aimed at Spurring Innovations in Language Learning

Memrise_webDavid Shanks and Rosalind Potts, scientists in the Division of Psychology and Language Sciences at University College London, United Kingdom, have teamed up with the online learning community Memrise to tackle an age-old problem: how to learn a new language — fast.

The $10,000 Memrise Prize challenges contestants to “create the most powerful methodology for memorizing new information.” Contestants will devise a 1-hour learning program to teach English speakers previously unfamiliar Lithuanian vocabulary. Those programs that perform well against a control method will pass to the next round of the contest to be reviewed by independent judges, including experts on memory and neuroscience.

Entries selected as finalists by the expert judges will…

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Noba Psychology: 2015 Student Video Award

The 2015 Student Video Award gives college students a chance to engage in active, creative learning by making short videos about important concepts in psychology. The most outstanding entries will become part of the Noba digital textbook to be viewed by other psychology students around the world. The focus in 2015 is Social Influence. We challenge students to choose a central concept from one of the online modules below and bring it to life in engaging and memorable ways.

Noba will award $6,000 for the top honor and $3,000 and $1,000 awards for the second and third place submissions, respectively. There will also be Honorable Mention awards for particularly worthy submissions that do not win any of the top three awards.

Contest deadline is March 27, 2015. For complete contest details, visit the following URL: nobaproject.com/student-video-award

 

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45th Annual EABCT Congress

The European Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Therapies (EABCT) will take place in Jerusalem, Israel, on August 31–September 3, 2015. The Congress Topic is “CBT: A Road to Hope and Compassion for People in Conflict.” For more information, visit www.isas.co.il/eabct2015.

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22nd Annual RAND Summer Institute

22nd Annual RAND Summer Institute, July 6–9, 2015, Santa Monica, CA. Two conferences addressing critical issues facing our aging population: Mini-Medical School for Social Scientists; and Workshop on the Demography, Economics, Psychology, and Epidemiology of Aging. Interested researchers can apply for financial support covering travel and accommodations. Click for more information and the application form. Application deadline is March 16, 2015.

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Call for Papers: 28th World Congress of the International Association for Suicide Prevention

The 28th World Congress of the International Association for Suicide Prevention (IASP) will be held in Montreal, Canada, June 16–20, 2015. This biannual event, sponsored by the World Health Organization, is the world’s largest gathering of researchers, practitioners, helpline workers, program planners, graduate students and persons concerned with suicide bereavement. Over 700 persons from different disciplines around the world will meet to discuss new discoveries and technologies in suicide prevention. The official languages are English and French and there will be simultaneous translation for all plenary sessions and a selection of parallel sessions.

The congress theme, New discoveries and Technologies in Suicide Prevention, highlights the innovative topics, but the congress will also cover a full range of research and interventions in suicide prevention, with multidisciplinary perspectives, from biology and genetics to psychology and anthropology and suicide in the cinema.

The 2nd announcement and call for papers, symposia, and workshops are…

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NSF Proposals for I/UCRCs in Areas Relevant to the Forensic Sciences

The National Science Foundation (NSF) and the National Institute of Justice (NIJ) have partnered as co-sponsors to welcome proposals for establishment of Industry/University Cooperative Research Centers in areas relevant to the forensic sciences. With permission from the Principal Investigator (PI), NIJ will share in evaluation of forensics-related I/UCRC proposals, and may co-sponsor successful proposals.

The I/UCRC program develops long-term partnerships among industry, academia, and government. The centers are catalyzed by a small investment from NSF; their research is primarily funded by center members, with NSF playing a supporting role in the development and evolution of the center. These sponsorship roles can be shared by NSF and NIJ for forensics-relevant I/UCRCs, providing additional valuable perspective.

Proposals are welcome on a range of topics relevant to the forensic sciences. Examples of center foci that would be considered relevant and of interest include but are not limited to: human judgment and decision making…

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Integrated NSF Support Promoting Interdisciplinary Research and Education (INSPIRE) Pilot Seeks Proposals

The Integrated NSF Support Promoting Interdisciplinary Research and Education (INSPIRE) pilot seeks to support bold interdisciplinary projects in all NSF-supported areas of science, engineering, and education research. INSPIRE has no targeted themes and serves as a funding mechanism for proposalsthat are required both to be interdisciplinary and to exhibit potentially transformative research (IDR and PTR, respectively). Complementing existing NSF efforts, INSPIRE was created to handle proposals whose:

Scientific advances lie outside the scope of a single program or discipline, such that substantial funding support from more than one program or discipline is necessary. Lines of research promise transformational advances. Prospective discoveries reside at the interfaces of disciplinary boundaries that may not be recognized through traditional review or coreview.

Proposals meeting INSPIRE criteria will be considered for funding on any NSF-supported topic and may be submitted after August 1, 2014. Awards will generally support an individual principal investigation or a small…

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The Good Judgment Project Seeks Participants

The Good Judgment Project is a 4-year research study begun in mid-2011 and organized as part of a government-sponsored forecasting tournament. The GJP is looking for people around the world who might value participating in a massive forecasting tournament, either as question generators, as forecasters, or as both. To volunteer as a forecaster, click here. Those who would rather serve as subject matter experts and assist with identifying the key properties of forecasting questions can complete the survey here. The tournament will begin on August 20.

Forecasting Tournaments: Tools for Increasing Transparency and Improving the Quality of Debate Philip E. Tetlock, Barbara A. Mellers, Nick Rohrbaugh, and Eva Chen

 

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American Philosophical Society Announces Grants

The American Philosophical Society has announced two grants for the 2014–2015 school year.

The Franklin Research Grant is a collection of small grants to scholars intended to support the cost of research leading to publication in all areas of knowledge. The Franklin program is particularly designed to help meet the cost of travel to libraries and archives for research purposes; the purchase of microfilm, photocopies or equivalent research materials; the costs associated with fieldwork; or laboratory research expenses. Applicants are expected to have a doctorate or to have published work of doctoral character and quality. PhD candidates are not eligible to apply, but the Society is especially interested in supporting the work of young scholars who have recently received the doctorate. Award amounts range from $1,000 to $6,000; deadlines are October 1 and December 1, with notification in January and March respectively.

The Lewis and Clark Fund encourages exploratory field…

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4th European Conference on Symptom Validity Assessment

The 4th European Conference on Symptom Validity Assessment will be held June 11–12, 2015, in Maastricht, the Netherlands.  Visit www.tmfi.nl/symptomvalidity for more information.

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Inaugural International Convention of Psychological Science (ICPS)

Inaugural International Convention of Psychological Science (ICPS) 12-14 March 2015 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Call for Submissions Open Symposium Deadline: 17 September 2014 Poster Deadline: 30 September 2014

The Association for Psychological Science and the members of the Initiative for Integrative Psychological Science invite the international community of psychological scientists and related disciplines to a major new event: the International Convention of Psychological Science. ICPS attendees will hear the latest scientific findings across several broad themes, and through the unique pairing of symposia and methodological workshops, will learn valuable skills to further the body of knowledge in ways that are only possible through an integrative focus. ICPS speakers are among the world’s most distinguished…

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2015 APS Annual Convention

The 2015 APS Annual Convention will be held May 21-24, 2015, in New York City. Watch the APS Convention website for more details.

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SARMAC 11th Annual Meeting

The Society for Applied Research in Memory and Cognition (SARMAC) 11th annual meeting will be held June 24–27, 2015, in Victoria, BC, Canada.  Visit www.sarmac.org/upcoming-conferences for more information. SARMAC welcomes submissions for papers, symposia, or posters in any area of applied research on memory and cognition (e.g., law, education, engineering, health/medicine, politics, marketing). Deadline for submissions is January 9, 2015. This is the photo of a dock in Victoria, British Columbia, along with the SARMAC logo.

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