24th Convention’s Exhibit Hall Brought ‘Diverse Perspectives’

Convention attendees enjoy Albert Bandura's original Bobo Doll.

There was much to do and see this year in the Exhibit Hall at the 24th Annual Convention of the Association for Psychological Science in Chicago.

Attendees could check out the newest books for their classrooms and personal libraries, test drive the latest technology for their labs, learn about new movements and initiatives in psychology, and, of course, pick up some free promotional items!

The exhibit hall was buzzing with life, as publishers from the general to the specialized presented their latest and best-selling titles in psychological science and related disciplines. Some exhibitors highlighted their digital-only teaching supplies, while lab technology and software companies demonstrated their cutting-edge research tools, such as equipment to measure biophysical reactions. And since today’s experiments are not always conducted in a face-to-face setting, many publishers and developers showcased software for online testing, such as programs that measure reaction-time.

Jobs, fellowships, and funding information were available from psychological-science-related nonprofits and from government agencies. Some nonprofits showcased the benefits of membership in their organizations, for both students and professionals.

On the lighter side, there was an APS photo booth where attendees got their face on the cover of the Observer with a cutout Bobo and a psychology-themed gift shop which displayed games like Psychopoly and microscopic jewelry.

APS Convention staff gives a big “thank you” to this year’s exhibitors — both the returning familiar faces and the debut exhibitors. See you next year!

The Exhibit Hall was a popular stop at the Convention.

The Exhibit Hall was a popular location.

Complete list of exhibitors:


Association Book Exhibit
Perseus Book Groups/ Basic Books
Cambridge University Press
Psychology Press
McGraw-Hill Higher Education
Wiley-Blackwell Worth Publishers

Sinauer Associates, Inc., Publishers
Wadsworth Cengage Learning
Jones and Bartlett Learning
Penguin Group (USA)

Teaching Services

GLN Consulting
APS Wikipedia Initiative (APSWI)

Lab Technology and Software

Advise Analytics
Cedrus Corporation
Thought Technology LTD.
JMP® Division, SAS Institute
Lafayette Instrument Co., Inc.

Sona Systems
True Mirror

Membership Organizations and Federal Agencies

National Cancer Institute (NCI)
U.S. Public Health Services
American Psychological Association
APA Insurance Trust
Center for the History of Psychology
AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellowships
Association for Psychological Science
APS Student Caucus

Fun Stuff

APS Photo Booth
The Psych Store

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