Special Events

Awards Ceremony

Saturday, May 28, 9:00 AM – 9:50 AM

APS Awards Ceremony: A Celebration of Excellence

APS honors members in the earliest stages of their careers as well as accomplished leaders with the field’s most prestigious awards and recognitions. The 2022 APS Awards Ceremony will recognize recipients of the inaugural James S. Jackson Lifetime Achievement Award for Transformative Scholarship, James McKeen Cattell Fellow Award, William James Fellow Award, Mentor Award, Janet Taylor Spence Award, and Student Awards. Join your colleagues to celebrate these achievements in psychological science.

APS-David Myers Distinguished Lecture on the Science and Craft of Teaching Psychological Science

Friday, May 27, 2:00 PM – 2:50 PM

Do Study Groups Help? Learning From the Sciences of Learning and Memory

Suparna Rajaram, Stony Brook University

Study groups are popular among students. But does this learning tool boost performance? Research on cognition shows that the answer is anything but straightforward. This talk suggests that understanding how the principles of learning and memory operate in group settings can help reduce cognitive costs while increasing cognitive benefits that arise when we learn and remember with others.

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Inclusivity Spotlight

Saturday, May 28, 4:00 PM – 4:50 PM

Bias in Graduate Admissions: Solutions and Future Directions

A featured event in the Convention, this year’s panel will bring together three thought leaders in the area of diversity, equity, and inclusion in higher education will answer the following three key questions regarding various sources of bias in graduate admissions: (1) Where does bias come in during the admissions process?; (2) How can biases be reduced?; and (3) Where are the areas needing more empirical research? After briefly sharing their unique perspectives, the panel will engage in interactive discussions with one another as well as with the audience.

Chair and Moderator:

Sang Eun Woo, Purdue University

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Dev Dalal, University at Albany, State University of New York

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Cynthia Pickett, DePaul University

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Julie Posselt, University of Southern California

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Clinical Science Forum

Thursday, May 26, 1:30 PM – 2:50 PM

Rising Stars of Clinical Science

Featuring talks from Katie Burkhouse, Katie Wang, Lorenzo Lorenzo-Luaces, and Erik Nook, this session will highlight some of the exceptional researchers whose work is shaping the future of clinical science. The session will be moderated by Anna Weinberg. 

Katie Burkhouse, University of Illinois at Chicago

Katie Wang, Yale University

Lorenzo Lorenzo-Luaces, Indiana University

Erik Nook, Princeton University

Thursday, May 26, 3:30 PM – 4:50 PM

Grand Challenges in Clinical Science

Clinical Science has made incredible advances over the past century. In order to keep advancing, our field will also need to grapple with some substantial challenges. Join Dr. Dylan Gee, Dr. Chardée A. Galán, Dr. June Gruber, and Dr. Angus MacDonald, as they talk about their visions of the grand challenges that we face, including advancing anti-racism, training the next generation of clinical scientists, grappling with the effects of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, and dealing with stigma in clinical science. Moderated by Dr. Thomas Rodebaugh.  

Angus MacDonald, University of Minnesota

June Gruber, University of Colorado Boulder

Dylan Gee, Yale University

Chardée A. Galán, University of Southern California

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