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Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences

The Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences (CASBS) at Stanford University is now accepting applications for residential fellowships for the 2016-17 academic year.

Imagine a place where great minds are brought together to confront the problems of the day, where original interdisciplinary thinking is the norm, where extraordinary collaborations become possible, where ideas can change our world. CASBS was founded as such a place in 1954 and remains so today.

CASBS has hosted generations of scholars and scientists who come for a year as fellows. Former fellows include Nobel laureates, Pulitzer Prize winners, winners of MacArthur “genius awards,” and hundreds of members of the National Academies. Fellows have played key roles in starting new fields, ranging from cognitive science to behavioral economics to the sociology of urban poverty. They have developed new policies and practices in fields as diverse as medicine, education, electoral politics, Third World development, and…

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2015–2016 American Philosophical Society Grant & Fellowship Programs Announced

The American Philosophical Society has announced its grant and fellowship programs for the 2015–2016 year as outlined below.

In collaboration with the British Academy, the APS offers an exchange postdoctoral fellowship for a minimum of 1 and a maximum of 2 months’ research in the archives and libraries of London during 2016. This award includes travel expenses between the United States and the United Kingdom and a monthly subsistence paid by the APS. Candidates should specify that they are asking for the British Academy Fellowship and apply by October 1; applicants not selected for the British Academy Fellowship will be considered for a Franklin Research Grant.

In collaboration with the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities (IASH) at the University of Edinburgh, the APS offers a visiting fellowship of between 2 and 4 months for research in Edinburgh in the calendar year 2016 in any aspect of the humanities…

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Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies 49th Annual Convention

The Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT) will host its 49th Annual Convention November 12–15, 2015, in Chicago. ABCT is a diverse yet specialized group of behavioral and cognitive experts, including scientists, clinicians, academicians, administrators, and students in the fields of psychology, psychiatry, social work, medicine, and education. For more information about the association’s mission, programs, and the upcoming annual meeting, visit www.abct.org.

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31st Annual SIOP Conference

The Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology will host its 31st Annual Conference from April 14–16, 2016, in Anaheim, California. Registration will open in December 2015. For more information, visit http://www.siop.org/.

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Character Lab Announces New Request for Proposals

Character Lab, a nonprofit that was cofounded by Angela Duckworth, is excited to share our newest Request for Proposals (RFP), which can be found here.

Character Lab will award a total of up to $1.2 million in grants to support the execution of 2-year, school-based research projects focused on character development interventions during the 2016–2017 and 2017–2018 school years. Each proposal may request up to $300,000.

Proposals must focus on advancing one (or more) of the following character strengths and skills: curiosity, gratitude, grit, optimism, purpose, self-control, social/emotional intelligence, and/or zest. Special attention will be paid to proposals focusing on interventions for kindergarten to fourth-grade classrooms and the following subset of our target skills and strengths:

Curiosity Social/Emotional Intelligence Optimism Zest

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3rd Annual Behavior Change, Health, and Health Disparities Conference

The 3rd Annual Behavior Change, Health, and Health Disparities Conference will be held October 1–2, 2015 in Burlington, Vermont.

The conference theme will be “Capitalizing on Behavioral Economics to Address Major Behavior Health Problems.”

Personal behavior patterns (i.e., lifestyle) increase risk for chronic disease and premature death. Unhealthy behaviors (e.g., physical inactivity/unhealthy food choices, tobacco use, prescription opioid abuse) represent the leading cause of chronic disease and premature deaths in the U.S. and are a major driver behind spiraling healthcare costs. These risk behaviors are overrepresented among socioeconomically disadvantaged populations and are major contributors to the problem of health disparities.

During the Conference, scholars from leading U.S. universities and medical centers will share their research and knowledge on how to apply the concepts and methods of behavioral economics to improve scientific understanding and clinical outcomes with these highly challenging and costly public health problems in the areas of…

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2nd World Conference on Personality

The 2nd World Conference on Personality will be held March 31–April 4, 2016, in Búzios, Brazil. For more information, visit www.perpsy2016.com.

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2015 International Psychogeriatic Association Congress

The 2015 International Psychogeriatic Association Congress, which will take place October 13–16, 2015 in Berlin, Germany. The event will bring together over 1,000 professionals engaged in the work of improving and preserving the mental health of older adults. For more information, visit www.ipa-events.org/ipa-international-congress.

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Association for Psychological Science – European Association for Developmental Psychology

Integrative Psychological Science Symposium

17th European Conference on Developmental Psychology

8-12 September 2015, Braga, Portugal

Chair: Annette Karmiloff-Smith, Birkbeck, University of London, United Kingdom

Presentations:

Kang Lee, University of Toronto, Canada

Cat Sebastian, Royal Holloway, University of London, United Kingdom

Duncan Astle, MRC Centre, Cambridge United Kingdom

Annette Karmiloff-Smith, Birkbeck, University of London, United Kingdom

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The increasing availability of safe, non-invasive neuroimaging techniques has led to an explosion in cognitive neuroscience research on infants, children and adolescents. Two justifications for this research are: 1) that neuroscience methods can tell us more about the mechanisms underpinning cognitive development than behavioral studies alone, and 2) that the insights gained will have a feed-forward impact on clinical and educational practice and policy. Given recent skepticism towards both arguments, this symposium aims to bring together speakers from different fields within developmental cognitive neuroscience to discuss specific cognitive domains and both typical…

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Call for Papers: The Society for the Study of Human Development

Society for the Study of Human Development 9th Biennial Meeting Hilton Garden Inn Hotel Austin, Texas October 16–18, 2015 Person, Biology, Culture, and Society: New Directions in Human Development

The Society for the Study of Human Development invites proposal submissions for its 9th Biennial Meeting. SSHD is an international society based in the US. Ours is a multidisciplinary organization. The central mission of SSHD is to provide a forum that moves beyond age-segmented scholarly organizations to take an integrative, interdisciplinary approach to theories of, research on, and applications of Developmental Science across the life-span/life course.

Theme Description: Developmental Science has increasingly come to recognize and emphasize the in dissociable relational nature of persons in context. Theory and research has opened new frontiers in the exploration and understanding of the processes entailed by co-acting relations operating at multiple levels including the biological, the person, the family, the cultural, and social…

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Second International Conference on Loss, Bereavement and Human Resilience in Israel and the World

The Second International Conference on Loss, Bereavement and ​Human ​Resilience​ in Israel and the World will be held in Eilat, Israel, January​ 11–14​, 2016. The conference theme is “Facts, Insights and Implications.” For more information, visit www.ovdan-eilat2016.com.

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Benchmark Project: Expert Online Survey Announcement

Expert members are invited to participate in an expert crowd-sourcing survey that seeks to establish benchmarks in working memory research. The Benchmark Project is led by Klaus Oberauer (University of Zurich, Switzerland) and Stephan Lewandowsky (University of Bristol) and seeks to identify theory-relevant benchmarks in working-memory research. To date, more than 27,000 articles have been published on short-term and working memory. The plethora of publications not only provides a huge knowledge based, but it also presents an obstacle to principled identification of the core phenomena that are essential for theorizing. In consequence, even though there has been a long tradition of computational modeling of working-memory, to date those efforts have had a relatively narrow and non-overlapping scope. The Benchmark Project intends to deliver a “state of the art” inventory of knowledge on working memory that can facilitate the development of future theories. To ensure that the benchmarks represent the opinion…

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38th Annual National Institute on the Teaching of Psychology

January 3–6, 2016 TradeWinds Island Grand Resort, St. Pete Beach, Florida

Co-sponsored by: Association for Psychological Science University of South Florida Department of Psychology

Registration is limited to 375 participants; early registration is highly recommended. Poster session proposals should be received by October 1, 2015 to guarantee space in the program, although later submissions will be considered if poster space remains available. The conference program includes four morning workshops on the first day, three poster sessions, three participant idea exchanges, social hours, book and software displays, and 30 featured speakers, well-known for their excellence in teaching psychology. The conference registration fee is the same as the registration fee for the January 2015 NITOP for registrations received through November 15, 2015 (regular participant, $545) and after November 15, 2015, the regular participant registration fee will be $595. This fee includes admission to all conference sessions and events, buffet breakfasts and lunches,…

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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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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.

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 Central Ticket Office windows

Seating is very limited. Please note that our conferences in 2010…

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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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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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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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