Your Science at APS 2024

Find programs of interest at APS 2024.

Your Science at APS 2024

Find programs of interest at APS 2024.

The Annual Convention Program Committee plans sessions within specific subject areas and collaborates on cross-cutting theme sessions and special events. APS 2024 features five hours of invited programming within each of the subject areas, in addition to submitted symposia, flash talks, and posters.

The following reflects programming content and speakers as of March 27, 2024.


Broken Brains and Breaking Barriers: Lessons from the Hippocampal Formation and Life

Julio Ramirez, Davidson College

Brain and Behavioral Mechanisms of Psychedelic Interventions During Mental Health Care

Andrea Gomez, University of California, Berkeley
Nathan B. Sackett, University of Washington

Memory Challenges in Old Age: Brain Mechanisms and Future Innovations

Anne Gillespie, University of Washington
Arne Ekstrom, University of Arizona

Clinical Science

Scalable Intervention Models and Addressing Health Disparities in the United States

Patricia Areán, National Institute of Health

The Nosology of Tomorrow and the Future of Mental Health Research

Nicholas Eaton, Stony Brook University (Chair)
Laura Bringmann, University of Groningen
Craig Rodriguez-Seijas, University of Michigan
Ashley Watts, Vanderbilt University

Sex and Society

Lanice Avery, University of Virginia
Joshua Grubbs, University of New Mexico

Cognitive Neuroscience of Psychosis and Psychotic-Spectrum Disorders

Alexandra Moussa-Tooks, Indiana University


Timescales of Mental and Neural Context

Christopher Honey, Johns Hopkins University

Architecture of Temporal Information Processing in the Human Brain

Christopher Honey, Johns Hopkins University (Chair)
Ariel Goldstein, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Shailee Jain, University of California, San Francisco
Jamal Williams, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

The Temporal Dynamics of Brain-to-Brain Synchrony in Real-World Settings

Ido Davidesco, University of Connecticut

How Games Can Make Behavior Science Better

Samuel Mehr, The University of Auckland

Insights From Use of Games in Psychological Experiments

Josh Hartshorne, Boston University (Chair)
Natalia Velez, Princeton University
Joshua Peterson, Boston University


Cognitive Development and Motivation-Cognition Interactions During Childhood and Adolescent Development

Leah Somerville, Harvard University

Early Career Researchers

Leah Somerville, Harvard University (Chair)
M. Catalina Camacho, Washington University in St. Louis
Alexandra Cohen, Emory University
Juliet Y. Davidow, Northeastern University
Anita Randolph, University of Minnesota Twin Cities

Parenting and Attachment

Pasco Fearon, Cambridge University

Neighborhood Context and Child Health in Early Childhood: Examining the Moderating Role of Supportive Parenting

Kristin Bernard, Stony Brook University

Shaping Parental Perceptions: The Role of Prenatal Experiences in Developing Represtations of the Child

Kathryn L. Humphreys, Vanderbilt University

Early Environments and Child Development

Pasco Fearon, Cambridge University (Chair)
Hannah A. Pierskiak, Vanderbilt University
Nicole Racine, University of Ottawa
Daneele Thorpe, Stony Brook University


Future Frontiers: Idiographic Science and Personalization

Emorie Beck, University of California, Davis
Julian Burger, Yale University
Katie Gates, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Aidan G.C. Wright, University of Michigan

Honoring Robert Levenson

Stephen Hinshaw, University of California, Berkeley (Chair)
James Gross, Stanford University
Claudia Haase, Northwestern University
Howie Rosen, University of California, San Francisco
Jeanne Tsai, Stanford University

The Role of Editorial Leadership in Methodological Reform: A Conversation with Journal Editors Past and Present

Daniel Moriarity, University of California, Los Angeles
Patricia Bauer, Emory University
David Sbarra, University of Arizona
Jennifer Tackett, Northwestern University
Simine Vazire, University of Melbourne
Aidan G.C. Wright, University of Michigan

Bias in Artificial Intelligence Research in Mental Health

Adela C. Timmons, The University of Texas at Austin


Possibilities of Artificial Intelligence and Technology for Improving Psychological Science and the Future of Work 

Louis Hickman, Virginia Tech (Chair)
Tara Behrend, Michigan State University
Nathaniel Fast, University of Southern California
Richard Landers, University of Minnesota
MQ Liu, Amazon

Connecting Work and Life: Broadening Our Focus to Family, Leisure, Recovery, and Sleep

Claire Smith, University of Southern Florida (Chair)
Lacie Barber, San Diego State University
Charles Calderwood, Virginia Tech
Kim French, Colorado State University
Christopher Wiese, Georgia Institute of Technology

Your Attention Please! Practical Advice for Combatting Careless Responding in Survey Measures and Ability Tests

Nathan Bowling, University of Central Florida


Sample Size Planning: New Tools and Innovations

Chris Aberson, California State Polytechnic University Humboldt (Chair)
David Baranger, Washington University in St. Louis
Erin M. Buchanan, Harrisburg University of Science and Technology
Aaron Caldwell, United States Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine

Alternatives to Factor Models

Hudson Golino, The University of Virginia
Danielle Siegel, University of California, Davis

Intensive Longitudinal Data

Katherine Gates, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

New and Upcoming in Version 5 of the PROCESS Macro for SPSS, SAS, and R

Andrew F. Hayes, University of Calgary

Methods for Meta-Science and Beyond

Julia Bottesini, Independent Researcher
Noah Haber, Center for Open Science
Tom E. Hardwicke, University of Melbourne


Cultural Shaping of Emotion and Its Implications for Health, Decision-Making, and Person Perception

Jeanne Tsai, Stanford University

Supporting Black Students in Schools, including Community-Based and School-Based Interventions

Isaac Woods, North Carolina State University

What’s the Story? Advancements in Narrative Methods for a Deep and Intentional Psychological Science

Jordan Booker, University of Missouri (Chair)
AnnaMaria Boullion, University of California, Riverside
Azriel Grysman, Dickinson College
Sean Marshall, University of Otago
Kit Turner, Utah State University

Science-Based and Scalable Strategies to Combat Inequity in Society

Jason Okonofua, University of California, Berkeley

Emotional Wellbeing for All: Navigating Climate Change as Future Ancestors

Joanne Qina’au, University of Hawai’i Mānoa


The Fabric of Well-Being: Culture, Social Hierarchy, and Social Learning

Jozefien De Leersnyder, KU Leuven
Yuri Miyamoto, Hitotsubaski University
Jeremy Rappleye, The University of Hong Kong

Organised Crime and the Psychology of Criminal Governance

Giovanni Travaglino, University of London

Understanding Cultural Diversity in Facial Expression Communication

Rachael Jack, University of Glasgow

Lessons Learned from the COVID-19 Pandemic

Robert Böhm, University of Vienna
Cristina Salvador, Duke University

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