Special Events

Don’t miss these must-see special events at the 30th APS Annual Convention

For full schedule information please see the Online Program and Planner

 Inside the Psychologist’s Studio

Suparna Rajaram




Be a part of a live studio audience for what promises to be a fascinating exploration of the professional and personal experiences of renowned psychological scientist and APS Past President, Henry L. Roediger, III, Washington University in St. Louis. Roediger, III will be interviewed by APS President, Suparna Rajaram, Stony Brook University, The State University of New York.

This program will be available on the APS website for classroom and other nonprofit educational use at no charge. The event is part of an ongoing APS initiative to interview major figures in psychology.

Inside the Psychologist’s Studio videos currently available include Steven PinkerElizabeth Loftus, and Walter Mischel.

Invited Address

STEMing the Tide: How Female Experts and Peers Act as “Social Vaccines” to Protect Young Women’s Self-Concept in STEM

Nilanjana Dasgupta

Nilanjana Dasgupta, University of Massachusetts Amherst

Individuals’ academic and professional choices may feel free but are often constrained by subtle stereotypes signaling who belong and who don’t. My research identifies people and environments that function as “social vaccines” and release stereotypic constraints for girls and women in science and engineering. Findings are translated into evidence-based interventions.

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

Improving the Use of Psychological Science in K-12 Education

Daniel T. Willingham, University of Virgina

How well-informed are American teachers about principles of psychology relevant to classrooms? Relevant data are scarce, but discouraging. Yet teacher-licensing exams require that teachers demonstrate knowledge of relevant topics such as learning and child development. This talk will suggest that the core problem is that teachers are taught this content as though they were future researchers, not future practitioners

Psychological Science in the Public Interest Symposium

Eyewitness Identification–The Value and Challenge of Securing Uncontaminated Confidence Statements        

Valerie F. Reyna, Cornell University (Chair)
John T. Wixted, University of California, San Diego
Gary L. Wells, Iowa State University
Elizabeth F. Loftus, University of California, Irvine
Andre Davis, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit (Retired)
David Angel, Office of the District Attorney, Santa Clara County, CA

A discussion of the recent Wixted and Wells PSPI article on eyewitness identification. Wixted will describe the trustworthiness of uncontaminated eyewitness identification confidence statements and Wells will discuss the ease with which confidence statements can be contaminated. Distinguished discussants include Elizabeth Loftus, Judge Andre Davis, and prosecutor David Angel.

Clinical Science Forum

Organized by the Psychological Clinical Science Accreditation System and Academy of Psychological Clinical Science

APS Rising Stars of Clinical Science

Sherryl H. Goodman, Emory University (Co-Chair)
Jamie M. Ostrov, University at Buffalo, The State University of New York (Co-Chair)
Amanda Venta, Sam Houston State University
Elisa M. Trucco, Florida International University
Autumn Kujawa, Penn State Hershey Medical Center
Aaron S. Heller, University of Miami
Stephen P. Hinshaw, University of California, Berkeley

Implications of a Developmental Psychopathology Framework for Treatment and Policy

Sherryl H. Goodman, Emory University (Co-Chair)
Jamie M. Ostrov, University at Buffalo, The State University of New York (Co-Chair)
Allison G. Harvey, University of California, Berkeley
Suniya S, Luthar, Arizona State University
Stephen P. Hinshaw ,University of California, Berkeley
Patrick H. Tolan, University of Virginia