The National Science Foundation is seeking candidates for four program director positions in its Division of Behavioral and Cognitive Sciences (BCS) in the Directorate for Social, Behavioral, and Economic Science (SBE). The job openings are for program directors for the Biological Anthropology Program, the Cognitive Neuroscience Program, the Geography and Spatial Sciences Program, and the Social Psychology Program. According to the NSF’s job listing, “The BCS Division supports research to develop and advance scientific knowledge on human cognition, language, social behavior and culture as well as research on the interactions between human societies and the physical environment.”
Applicants are required to have a PhD or an equivalent amount of experience in one of the following fields: biological anthropology, cognitive neuroscience, geography and spatial sciences, social psychology, or relevant behavioral or cognitive sciences, as well as at least 6 years of “successful research, research administration, and/or managerial experience pertinent to the…
Supported by a grant from the John Templeton Foundation, the University of Pennsylvania Positive Psychology Center has established the Templeton Science of Prospection Awards to advance research on the scientific understanding of prospection, or the mental representation of possible futures, an understudied yet ubiquitous faculty of the human mind.
Up to fifteen (15), 22-month grants averaging $150,000 will be awarded to researchers worldwide who are no more than twelve years beyond their doctorate or post-doctoral education.
Research topics of interest include, but are not limited to, explorations of the measurement, mechanism, application, or improvement of prospection. An “open” category is available for those proposals that may not fit in the above categories.
To Apply: Interested applicants should submit a Letter of Intent and a Curriculum Vita by January 1, 2014, at 5:00 PM Eastern Standard Time. The official Request for Proposals and application details for this opportunity can be found…
Join world-renowned scientists in Toronto at the 24th annual Baycrest Rotman Research Institute conference titled “Memory and the Brain in Health and Disease”. March 10-11, 2014 at the Omni King Edward Hotel. Post-conference workshops on March 12, 2014 at Baycrest.
Full details can be found on the website at research.baycrest.org/conference
The fourth Summer Institute in Cultural Neuroscience will be held July 14–15, 2014, at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. Application deadline is March 15, 2014. For more information visit culturalneuroscience.isr.umich.edu/home.htm.
Deadline: February 15, 2014
The Society for General Psychology, Division One of the American Psychological Association is conducting its Year 2014 awards competition, including the William James Book Award for a recent book that serves to integrate material across psychological subfields or to provide coherence to the diverse subject matter of psychology, the Ernest R. Hilgard Award for a Lifetime Career Contribution to General Psychology, the George A. Miller Award for an Outstanding Recent Article on General Psychology, and the Arthur W. Staats Lecture for Unifying Psychology, which is an American Psychological Foundation Award managed by the Society for General Psychology.
In addition, there are two student awards: The Raymond Corsini Student Poster Award for the best poster presented in the Division One poster session, and The Anne Anastasi General Psychology Graduate Student Award, based on the student’s past performance and proposed research.
All nominations and supporting materials for each…
21st Annual RAND Summer Institute, July 7-10, 2014, Santa Monica, CA. Two conferences addressing critical issues facing our aging population: Mini-Medical School for Social Scientists; Workshop on the Demography, Economics, Psychology, and Epidemiology of Aging. Interested researchers can apply for financial support covering travel and accommodations. More information and application form: www.rand.org/labor/aging/rsi.html.
The annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology will take place February 13–15, 2014 in Austin, Texas. For more information, visit www.spsp.org/?Convention.
A new society has been formed — The Society for Affective Science. Its mission is to foster basic and applied research in the variety of fields that study affect, broadly defined.
The SAS inaugural conference will be April 24-26, 2014 in Washington DC. This will be a theoretically/methodologically diverse, student-friendly conference that will provide a forum for cross-cutting work in emotion, stress, and many of the other topics that fall under the broad umbrella of affective science.
For more information, and to get early-bird registration rates, see the society website: society-for-affective-science.org.
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With the support of a 3.56 million dollar grant from the John Templeton Foundation, and with additional support from the Henry Luce Foundation, Fordham University, and the University of California-Berkeley, the Varieties of Understanding project will bring the combined efforts of some of the world’s leading psychologists, philosophers, and theologians to bear on crucial questions about understanding.
July 1, 2013: Official Start Date November 1, 2013: Letters of Intent due March 1, 2014: Invited full proposals due
For more information visit www.varietiesofunderstanding.com/about.html
Registration is still open as of November 20, 2013, for the 36th Annual National Institute on the Teaching of Psychology, January 3–6, 2014, at the TradeWinds Island Grand Resort in St. Pete Beach, Florida. For the full program, other details about the conference, and to register online, visit www.nitop.org.
If you do not wish to register online, the .pdf version of the registration form can be downloaded from the webpage, completed, and sent to the conference office by email (email@example.com), by Fax (813-973-2835), or by mail to: National Institute on the Teaching of Psychology, 27236 Edenfield Drive, Wesley Chapel, FL 33544. Questions may be directed to Joanne Fetzner by phone (813-973-6969) or by email (firstname.lastname@example.org). Come on down!
Purpose: The National Institute on Aging (NIA) issues these Program Announcements with special review to stimulate interdisciplinary aging-relevant research in the social, affective and economic neurosciences. The NIA invites applications examining social, emotional and economic behaviors of relevance to aging, using approaches that examine mechanisms and processes at both (a) the social, behavioral or psychological (emotional, cognitive, motivational) level, and (b) the neurobiological or genetic level. Proposals are encouraged that have an overriding emphasis on economic, social or emotional processes and associated genetic or neurobiological processes. Applications should demonstrate either relevance for aging or for age differences or age-related changes in these processes. Aging-relevant applications can address issues of importance to the well-being and health of either mid-life or older adults, and can include data spanning the entire life course.
Applications may focus on social behavior, emotional function, OR economic behavior, OR their interaction.
Application Due Date: February 5, 2012,…
The 5th International Congress on Licensure, Certification, and Credentialing of Psychologists Sunday, July 7, 2013 – Tuesday, July 9, 2013
For more information contact Amy Hilson at email@example.com