William James Fellow Award Address: Charles R. Gallistel
Matching As Innate Policy: Implications for the Study of Learning and Economic Decision Making Charles R. Gallistel 18th APS Annual Convention New York, NY - 2006
Inside the Psychologist’s Studio: Michael Gazzaniga
APS Past President Michael Gazzaniga, University of California, Santa Barbara, is one of the world’s leading neuroscientists. He received a PhD in psychobiology from the California Institute of Technology and is a pioneer in the study of how the brain enables the mind. Gazzaniga's books include Mind Matters, Nature’s Mind, The Cognitive Neurosciences, and most recently The Ethical Brain. He has maintained a distinguished teaching career and is a member of the President’s Council on Bioethics. Gazzaniga was interviewed by his good friend Leo Chalupa, University of California, Davis. See more interviews with legends of psychological science here.
James McKeen Cattell Fellow Award Address: Stephen Ceci
Stephen Ceci, Cornell University, received the 2004-2005 APS James McKeen Cattell Fellow Award at the 17th APS Annual Convention for his lifetime of outstanding contributions to the area of applied psychological research. He accepted the award, saying tongue-in-cheek, “Getting this award caused me to ponder what it is about me and my research that merited this award. Was I smart, or creative, or hard working? And introspecting a little, I came to the conclusion that yes, I was all three of those things. But, you’ll be pleased to know, no more so than you are.
William James Fellow Award Address: Robert Plomin
Robert Plomin, King’s College London, received the 2004-2005 APS William James Fellow Award at the 17th APS Annual Convention for his outstanding lifetime of significant intellectual contributions to the basic science of psychology. In accepting the award, Plomin said, “I think the integration of genetics into psychology has been slow. For example, I think even now if we have a little word association test, if I said nature-nurture, what do you think? Controversy. Nature-nurture controversy.
William James Fellow Award Address: David Premack
David Premack, University of Pennsylvania, received the 2004-2005 APS William James Fellow Award at the 17th APS Annual Convention for his outstanding lifetime of significant intellectual contributions to the basic science of psychology. Premack accepted the award, saying, “Getting awards is a tricky business. But there’s really only one rule that you should stick to. You should make every effort to get them pre-posthumously.” Read Premack's Award Citation
Does Onscreen Violence Beget Real-World Violence?
Research reveals unequivocal evidence that exposure to media violence increases the likelihood of aggressive and violent behavior in both immediate and long-term contexts.