Special Events

Don’t miss these must-see special events at the 32nd APS Annual Convention

Inside the Psychologist’s Studio

George A. Bonanno

Columbia University

George A. Bonanno’s research has dramatically altered the way we think about normal and abnormal responses to loss and trauma. His groundbreaking work has fostered a robust understanding and appreciation of the natural human capacity for resilience. He expertly communicates his research to nonspecialist audiences, as demonstrated by his book The Other Side of Sadness. Bonanno, a 2019 APS James McKeen Cattell Fellow, will look back on his distinguished career in an interview with APS President, Lisa Feldman Barrett. Be part of the live studio audience for this special event.

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

Don’t SoTL for Less: Challenges and Issues in Researching Teaching and Learning

Regan A.R. Gurung, Oregon State University

Research on teaching and learning takes many forms. The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) is practiced worldwide. In the 30 years since the phrase was coined, it has undergone many changes and goes by different names. In this session, the speaker 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 provide directions for the future. I include results from a U.S. study of perceptions of SoTL with data collected at two time points and highlight the role of SoTL in the teaching life.

Invited Address

Lifecourse Mechanisms of Disparities in Cognitive Aging and Alzheimer’s Disease

Jennifer J. Manly, Columbia University

Manly aims to improve the diagnostic accuracy of neuropsychological tests when used to detect cognitive impairment and Alzheimer’s disease among African American and Hispanic elders. Recent work focuses on the specificity of cognitive tasks in detecting subtle cognitive decline among illiterate and low-literacy older adults.

Psychological Science in the Public Interest Symposium

Nora S. Newcombe, Temple University (Chair)

Drew H. Bailey, University of California, Irvine

C. Shawn Green, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Barbara L. Schneider, Michigan State University

This annual symposium features authors of recent reports in Psychological Science in the Public Interest, the influential APS journal that examines research on issues of broad public concern.

Clinical Science Forum

Celebrating 25 years of the Academy of Psychological Clinical Science (APCS): Our Past, Present, and Future

Organized by The Psychological Clinical Science Accreditation System (PCSAS) and The Academy of Psychological Clinical Science (APCS).

Cindy M. Yee-Bradbury, University of California-Los Angeles (Chair)
Richard M. McFall, Indiana University
Joanne Davila, Stony Brook University, The State University of New York
Tené T. Lewis, Emory University
Nicholas R. Eaton, Stony Brook University, The State University of New York
Dolores Albarracin, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Paige Harden, University of Texas at Austin
Ryan Bogdan, Washington University in St. Louis
Virginia Sturm, University of California, San Francisco
BJ Casey, Yale University
Robert W. Levenson, University of California, Berkeley