Happy New Year!

We're only a few days into 2013. How are those resolutions holding up? Psychological science can shed some light on how to help you achieve all you can in 2013! 

When Resolutions
Are 'Do or Die'   
Resolutions range from finding a new hobby to fighting an addiction. John Norcross, University of Scranton, is one of the world's leading experts on how people change addictive behaviors. More>>
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Fighting Temptation Through Acceptance 
Controlling temptation may be impossible; accepting temptations and preparing yourself to deal with them is a more effective strategy, say some scientists. More>>

For all our good intentions, only a tiny fraction of us keep our resolutions. Psychological scientists reveal how the 8% succeed by following through with their goals. More>>     

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Want to be more creative in 2013? Drop that iPad and head outdoors says David Strayer, a cognitive neuroscientist and 2013 APS Convention speaker, who studies multitasking at the University of Utah. More>> 

Teaching an Old Dog
New Tricks in 2013
Just because you are older doesn't mean you can't learn new skills. Gary F. Marcus, New York University, challenges the evidence for the "critical-period effect." More>>
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Energy Drinks Promise Edge, But...  

Don't rely on energy drinks to achieve your 2013 goals. Grace Giles, Tufts University, and other scientists report that it's difficult to make any sound conclusions about the drinks' benefits. More>>

Twitter Q&A: Look For More in 2013! 

The last Q&A featured Zoë Chance (Yale University) discussing consumer behavior and decision making and Gabrielle Adams (London Business School, UK) discussing her research on regifting.

Stay tuned for more in 2013 and visit the Twitter Q&A archive. 

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Grants and Awards

The Chateaubriand Fellowship

The Chateaubriand Fellowship is a grant offered by the Embassy of France in the United States. Every year, it allows doctorate students enrolled in American universities to conduct research in France for up to 10 months. More>> 

Humanities and Social Sciences (HSS) Deadline: January 14, 2013
Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Deadline: February 1, 2013

Psi Chi, the International Honor Society in Psychology, offers the APS Convention Research Awards for undergraduate and graduate Psi Chi members presenting posters at the APS Annual Convention. Submit to the APS Call for Submissions, and apply online here. Two graduate winners will receive $500 each, and two undergraduate winners will receive $300 each. Deadline: January 31, 2013
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