- A Decadal Survey of Social and Behavioral Sciences: Applications to Intelligence Analysis, National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
- Ask Me Anything (AMA) Session on RDoC, National Institute of Mental Health Research Domain Criteria (RDoC)
- Building Bridges Award, National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research
- Funding at the National Science Foundation: Increasing Your Chances of Success, National Science Foundation
- History, Housing, and Homelessness: Applied Science in Washington, DC, The Lab @ DC
- How the US Government Can Use Behavioral Insights to Improve Vaccination Rates, Office of Evaluation Sciences
- How People Learn II: Learners, Contexts, and Cultures, National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
- How to Promote Lasting Change: A Round Table Discussion on the NIH Science of Behavior Change (SOBC) Common Fund Program, NIH Science of Behavior Change Common Fund Program
- Increasing Vaccination: Putting Psychological Science Into Action, Psychological Science in the Public Interest Symposium
- Judicial Applications of Psychological Science
- Mechanisms of Self-Regulation and Behavior Change, NIH Science of Behavior Change Common Fund Program
- Overview of the National Academies Report on Reproducibility and Replicability in Science and Engineering with a Focus on How the Conclusions and Recommendations Relate to Research and Reporting in Psychological Science, National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
- Psychological Science and Education Research Funding Opportunities at NSF and IES, National Science Foundation and Institute of Education Sciences
- Psychological Studies on the Relations Between the Arts, Health, and Social/Emotional Well-Being, National Endowment for the Arts
The Lab @ DC
Chair: Sam Quinney, The Lab @ DC, DC Office of the City Administrator
Thursday, May 23 | 4:30 – 5:50 PM | Hoover
Join The Lab @ DC for a discussion of three ongoing, applied research projects in DC government: a police officer training program with the National Museum of African American History and Culture, a flexible rent subsidy that adjusts to the realities of income fluctuations, and transportation assistance for homeless students to reduce absenteeism.
Chair: Robert Timothy Reagan, Federal Judicial Center
Friday, May 24, 2019 | 10:30 – 11:50 AM | Hoover
Psychologists can study how judges think. Can judges embrace what psychologists learn? This panel of lawyers, one of whom is a judge and most of whom are psychologists, discusses possible successful impacts of psychological science on the law. Audience participation in the conversation is encouraged.
National Science Foundation
Betty Tuller, National Science Foundation
Lawrence Gottlob, National Science Foundation
Friday, May 24, 2019 | 1:00 – 1:50 PM | Hoover
NSF opportunities change all the time! Come hear the latest and get your questions answered. This presentation and Q&A session will provide information on applying for National Science Foundation (NSF) funding. Program officers will discuss current funding opportunities relevant to the APS community, NSF merit criteria, and the review process.
National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research
Friday, May 24, 2019 | 1:00 – 2:00 PM | APS Exhibit Hall, Posters 145-148
The National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) offers APS poster submitters travel awards to build bridges between research in psychological science and researchers in oral health.
Carolyn Amir, National Institutes of Health
Amanda Crandall, University at Buffalo, The State University of New York
Cecelia Nelson, West Virginia University
Stephanie Njoku, California State University, Los Angeles
National Institute of Mental Health Research Domain Criteria (RDoC)
Chair: Sarah Morris, National Institute of Mental Health
Friday, May 24, 2019 | 2:30 – 3:20 PM | Hoover
In this AMA, we encourage attendees to bring any questions they may have about the National Institute of Mental Health’s RDoC initiative. We will open with a brief introduction to RDoC, and provide updates on its current status. The rest of the session will be devoted to Q&As.
National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
Chair: Margaret E. Beier, Rice University
Friday, May 24, 2019 | 2:30 – 3:20 PM | Delaware Suite A
In October 2018, the National Academies of Science released How People Learn II: Learners, Contexts, and Cultures, which expands on the popular report, How People Learn: Brain, Mind, Experience, and School (2000). The 2018 report considers lifespan learning from before kindergarten throughout the lifespan, and specifies directions for strategic investments in research and development to promote the knowledge, training, and technologies to support learning in today’s world. In this panel, five experts from the committee along with a representative from the National Academies of Science will discuss the report’s contribution and practical use from the viewpoint of their specific discipline.
Overview of the National Academies Report on Reproducibility and Replicability in Science and Engineering with a Focus on How the Conclusions and Recommendations Relate to Research and Reporting in Psychological Science
Chair: Wendy Wood, University of Southern California
Saturday, May 25, 2019 | 11:30 AM – 12:50 PM | Hoover
The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine recently released a consensus report that examines reproducibility and replicability issues in science and engineering research, and offers recommendations for improving research rigor and transparency. In this symposium, members of the authoring committee will discuss the report and implications for psychological science.
Sujeeta Bhatt, National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
Alexandra Beatty, National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
Saturday, May 25, 2019 | 2:30 – 3:50 PM | Hoover
This symposium highlights findings from a National Academies survey of social and behavioral science (SBS). Discussion will focus on directions for interdisciplinary research that applies SBS research, with its focus on human behavior and social processes, to the development and use of new methods and technologies for intelligence analysis.
NIH Science of Behavior Change Common Fund Program
Lis Nielsen, National Institute on Aging
Jen Sumner, Columbia University Medical Center
Friday, May 24, 2019 | 2:30 – 4:20 PM | Washington 4
Psychological scientists are increasingly adopting mechanism-focused approaches to behavior change science in order to address the substantial disease burden caused by maladaptive behaviors. This symposium features talks from leading scientists on mechanisms of self-regulation and how they can be engaged to induce sustainable behavior change, followed by a panel discussion.
How to Promote Lasting Change: A Round Table Discussion on the NIH Science of Behavior Change (SOBC) Common Fund Program
Lis Nielsen, National Institute on Aging
Jennifer Sumner, Columbia University Medical Center
Friday, May 24, 2019 | 4:30 – 5:20 PM | Washington 4
NIH encourages the use of a mechanism-focused experimental medicine approach to identify and engage mechanisms underlying behavior change. In this informal, interactive roundtable event, NIH representatives and researchers discuss this approach and highlight future directions. Those wishing to incorporate behavior change tools, methods, or principles into their research should attend.
National Science Foundation and Institute of Education Sciences
Chair: Gregg Solomon, National Science Foundation
Friday, May 24 | 4:00 – 5:20 PM | Hoover
Representatives from IES and NSF will discuss the opportunities and challenges one faces in connecting the psychological sciences and education. They will present overviews of relevant funding opportunities, the kinds of proposals appropriate for each, and tips for successfully designing research projects and navigating the proposal review process.
National Endowment for the Arts
Melissa M. Menzer, National Endowment for the Arts, Office of Research & Analysis
Sunil Iyengar, National Endowment for the Arts, Office of Research & Analysis
Friday, May 24 | 4:00 – 5:20 PM | Washington 5
Two projects on the arts, health, and social-emotional well-being will be presented: (1) a study examining psychological resilience of professionally-trained artists compared to non-artists; and (2) a multidisciplinary research center focused on arts education of youth. The National Endowment for the Arts will also share information on arts-related research funding.
Psychological Science in the Public Interest Symposium
Chair: Valerie F. Reyna, Cornell University
Saturday, May 25, 2019 | 10:00 – 11:50 AM | Thurgood Marshall Ballroom East
Psychological science offers three propositions for understanding and intervening to increase vaccine uptake. Changing what people think and feel yields mixed results, while the impact of altering the social context has not been sufficiently explored. In contrast, evidence strongly supports interventions leveraging automaticity to shape behavior without changing thoughts and feelings.
Office of Evaluation Sciences
Chair: Mary Steffel, Northeastern University and Office of Evaluation Sciences
Saturday, May 25, 2019 | 1:00 – 2:20 PM | Thurgood Marshall Ballroom East
Speakers from the Office of Evaluation Sciences will present findings from several projects in which the federal government made use of behavioral insights in efforts to increase vaccination rates. Interventions were designed for diverse populations, including veterans and seniors, with project sample sizes ranging from 43,400 to 228,000.