APS-David Myers Distinguished Lecture on the Science and Craft of Teaching Psychological Science
Don’t SoTL for Less: Researching Teaching and Learning for a Post Pandemic World
Thursday, May 27, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM EDT (-4 UTC)
Regan A.R. Gurung
Oregon State University, USA
Research on teaching and learning takes many forms and is conducted by many. In the 30 years since the phrase Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) was coined, it has undergone many changes and goes by different names. In this session I will provide a contemporary picture of SoTL from within the psychological sciences, overview a process model to guide SoTL, review significant challenges for the practice, and directions for the future. I highlight the particular importance of SoTL in preparing for the new normal of a post-pandemic higher education environment. See a preview of Regan A.R. Gurung’s talk.
Reducing Race and Other Disparities in and through Psychological Research
Wednesday, May 26, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM EDT (-4 UTC)
A featured event in the Convention, this year’s panel discussion will bring together experts to discuss racial disparities across the areas of psychological science and the role of Professional Societies in anti-racist action.
Elizabeth Page-Gould (Chair)
University of Toronto, Canada
Stephanie J. Rowley
Teachers College, Columbia University, USA
Steven O. Roberts
Stanford University, USA
Rihana Shiri Mason
Georgia State University, USA
Microsoft Research, USA
C. Malik Boykin (Discussant)
Brown University, USA
Psi Chi Distinguished Speaker
BIPOC Mental Health, Social Justice and COVID-19: This Moment Requires Authenticity
Thursday, May 27, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM EDT (-4 UTC)
The impact of both the COVID-19 pandemic and the continuing fight for racial justice on communities of Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) has led to rising rates of mental illness and unmet need. Given the current and future impacts of the trauma resulting from the dual pandemic, BIPOC of all ages are at a critical juncture regarding mental health. This keynote talk focuses on the innovative work of the AAKOMA Project with a discussion of the precursors to the mental health disparities faced by BIPOC communities and illustrations of how AAKOMA is leading work that can inform psychologists’ engagement as partners in communities to influence positive change in our health care and social service sector. Alfiee Breland-Noble will be live in the text chat during the session to answer your questions.
The AAKOMA Project, Inc.
Go Viral: 9 Pandemic Examples That Teach Psychological Science
Thursday, May 27, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM EDT (-4 UTC)
The pandemic is an ongoing science lesson, much of which pertains directly to psychological science and has implications for courses across the curriculum. From probability to data visualization to science communication to misinformation, there are scores of examples that elucidate psychological science. This presentation will explore nine of them. Susan A. Nolan will be live in the text chat during the session to answer your questions.
Seton Hall University
Clinical Science Forum
Celebrating 25 Years of the Academy of Psychological Clinical Science (APCS): Our Past, Present, and Future
Wednesday, May 26, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM EDT (-4 UTC) and
Wednesday, May 26, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM EDT (-4 UTC)
To commemorate the Academy’s silver anniversary, ten leading psychological scientists at varying career stages will reflect on the successes, challenges, and opportunities for advancing clinical science — from basic research to prevention and intervention — and ultimately improving mental and behavioral health care. This program is organized by the Academy of Psychological Clinical Science and the Psychological Clinical Science Accreditation System.
Chair: Cindy M. Yee-Bradbury
University of California, Los Angeles, USA