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The National Academy of Science has received a gift of $3.5 million from APS Fellow Richard C. Atkinson to establish the NAS Prize in Psychological and Cognitive Sciences. Beginning in 2014, a $200,000 prize will be given biennially to an individual (or pair of individuals) "responsible for significant advances in the psychological and cognitive sciences with important applications for formal and systematic theory in these fields.” ... More>
University of South Carolina Rotman Research Institute at Baycrest, Canada www.psych.sc.edu/faculty/Marc_Berman or www.huffingtonpost.ca/marc-berman/ What does your research focus on? I focus on understanding the interaction between individual psychological processing and ... More>
April 2 is World Autism Awareness Day, recognized by the United Nations General Assembly for the purpose of improving the lives of people living with autism. According to the organization Autism Speaks, autism affects 1 in 88 children; however, scientists are still working to understand the causes of autism-spectrum conditions (ASC) and develop evidence-based interventions. ... More>
The Intel Science Talent Search (Intel STS) is the nation's most prestigious pre-college science competition. Representing the field of psychological science in this year’s contest was Michael Zhang of Smithtown High School East in New York. ... More>