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AAAS, George Mason Seek Diverse Scientists to Test Crowdsourcing Accuracy

The AAAS Center for Science, Technology, and Security Policy is helping George Mason University recruit scientists with a diverse set of expertise to assist in a science and technology forecasting project called SciCast. The purpose of this project, which is funded by the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA), is to determine whether crowdsourcing can be used to accurately predict the future of science and technology questions. These questions vary by discipline and focus area, and range from the more applied science and engineering advancements to the highly technical, basic science achievements. SciCast invites you to explore the site and answer questions to get a better feel for the project. Approximately 7,000 people have already signed up and are answering questions. For more information, visit the SciCast homepage.

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Applications Invited for Inaugural TANG Prize for Achievements in Psychology

The Department of Psychology at the University of Toronto is pleased to announce the call for nominations for the 2014 inaugural TANG Prize for Achievements in Psychology. As a department at a public university, we believe in furthering the science of psychology in service of enhancing human wellbeing. Applications are encouraged from internationally-recognized scholars in psychology or a closely-related field who have shown creativity and rigor in their approach and whose record of achievement has left an indelible mark on the field. This award has been made possible through generous support from the TANG Foundation. The TANG Foundation is a charitable institution with the mandate to raise awareness of the importance of psychological wellbeing in the world.

The recipient of the TANG Prize for Achievements in Psychology will be awarded a cash prize of $100,000 CAD at a ceremony held on the University of Toronto campus on November 12, 2014.…

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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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Advancing the Science of Imagination: Toward an “Imagination Quotient”

Award amounts up to $200,000.  The Imagination Institute announces an international grants competition for research and intervention projects on the measurement and improvement of imagination.

Deadline: September 30, 2014

For more information go to: imagination-institute.org

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Human Factors and Ergonomics Society 2014 Annual Meeting

The HFES 2014 Annual Meeting will be held October 27–31, 2014, at the Hyatt Regency Chicago in Chicago, Illinois.

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Character Lab Opens Request for Proposals

Character Lab, a nonprofit cofounded by Angela Duckworth, is working to help fund, and eventually scale, interventions to boost student character strengths and skills in school settings. To this end, we are excited to share with you Character Lab’s Request for Proposals (RFP), which can be found at www.characterlab.org/research/2014-rfp/.

Through this RFP, Character Lab will award a total of $1.2 million in grants to support the execution of two-year, school-based research projects focused on grit, self-control, gratitude, open-mindedness and/or prosocial purpose during the 2015–2016 and 2016–2017 school years. Each proposal may request up to $300,000. The deadline to submit a letter of intent is September 1st.

If you have any questions between now and September 1st, you might find the website FAQs helpful. If your questions are not addressed by that page, please feel free to send an email to research@characterlab.org.

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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 16th Annual Meeting

The Society for Applied Research in Memory and Cognition (SARMAC) 16th annual meeting will be held June 24–27, 2015, in Victoria, BC, Canada.  Visit www.sarmac.org/upcoming-conferences for more information.

This is the photo of a dock in Victoria, British Columbia, along with the SARMAC logo.

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ABSAME: A Forum for Behavioral Sciences and Health Professions Education

The 44th Anniversary Meeting of ABSAME will be held October 16–18, 2014, at the Hyatt Regency in Newport Beach, California. This year’s theme, “The Behavioral Science of Interprofessional Education: Confronting Issues of Hierarchy and Power” lends itself to exploration of many of the issues surrounding interprofessional education that must be recognized and addressed so our students can become fully participating members of highly functioning teams. Issues of teamwork, power imbalance, power structures, conflict resolution, communication strategies, roles, personal/professional identity, and how the arts and humanities can aid in creating more humane health care providers will be addressed. The call for abstracts closes May 19, and general registration opens July 1. For more information, visit the ABSAME homepage.

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European Association for Behavior Analysis Conference

The 7th biannual conference of the European Association for Behaviour Analysis (EABA) will be held in Stockholm, Sweden from September 10 through 13, 2014. Visit the EABA website to submit a paper, poster, or symposium or to view conference details.

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2015 National Institute on the Teaching of Psychology

The 37th Annual National Institute on the Teaching of Psychology, cosponsored by the Association for Psychological Science, the University of South Florida Department of Psychology, and the Society for the Teaching of Psychology will be held January 3–6, 2015, at the TradeWinds Island Grand Hotel, in St. Pete Beach, Florida. Registration is limited to 375 participants; early registration is highly recommended. Poster session proposals should be received by October 1, 2014, 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 $545, which will also include buffet breakfasts and lunches, refreshments at coffee breaks and poster sessions, and an evening reception. For more…

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NIH Funding Opportunity: Modeling Social Behavior

See full announcement for deadlines.

The National Institutes of Health have announced a research project grant on Modeling Social Behavior, issued by the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) and the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH):

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) encourages applications for developing and testing innovative theories and computational, mathematical, or engineering approaches to deepen our understanding of complex social behavior. This research will examine phenomena at multiple scales to address the emergence of collective behaviors that arise from individual elements or parts of a system working together. Emergence can also describe the functioning of a system within the context of its environment. Often properties we associate with a system itself are in actuality properties of the relationships and interactions between a system and its environment. This FOA will support research that explores the often complex and dynamic…

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