Convention Snapshots

Judy DeLoache

Judy DeLoache discusses how children become symbolminded. Her Bring the Family Address centered on the challenges children face and “how infants and very young children first start to learn about a variety of different kinds of symbols that are all around them, from the beginning of life.”
David Abrams and Richard Nakamura

Funny Meeting You Here: David Abrams director of the NIH Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research and his NIH colleague Richard Nakamura, deputy director of the National Institute of Mental Health, before the Opening Ceremony. Both were acknowledged by APS President Bob Levenson.
Bob Van Meter demonstrates a brain scan

Net Worth: Exhibitor Bob Van Meter of Electrical Geodesics, Inc. demonstrates how the company’s HydroCel Geodesic Sensor Net monitors brain activity.
Bell DePaulo

Singled Out: APS Fellow and Charter Member Bella DePaulo takes on such TV shows as “The Bachelor.” In her invited talk, DePaulo said that stereotyping singles and “fetishizing” couples is a disservice to the increasing number of singles.
People viewing poster

Baby on Board: While Malka conducts sleep research, her father, Mark Samuels, New Mexico Tech University, reviews research of his own, the Teaching Institute poster “Testing Memory Distortion About the Presidential Election and in a Journal Study.”
Bengt Muthen

Being One with the Numbers: Bengt Muthen, University of California, Los Angeles, directs a workshop on general growth modeling with latent variables using Mplus.
David Premack

Timing is Everything: David Premack, University of Pennsylvania, accepts his 2004-2005 APS William James Fellow Award during the Opening Ceremony at the 17th Annual Convention. Premack received the award for his outstanding lifetime of signifi cant intellectual contributions to the basic science of psychology. Premack accepted the award, saying, “Getting awards is a tricky business. But there’s really only one rule that you should stick to. You should make every effort to get them pre-posthumously.” Read Premack’s award citation at
Daniel Kahneman

For Whom the Nobel Extolls: Noble Laureate Daniel Kahneman, Princeton University, celebrates the outstanding work of Robyn Dawes during his Festschrift.
Sue G. Sehgal

Partnership: Sue G. Sehgal, Georgia State University, presents her poster on the Carter Award, which rewards partnerships between colleges and community groups.
Deborah Prentice

Gender Norms: Deborah Prentice, Princeton University, takes on the social enforcement of gender norms and how infractions are punished.
Robert Plomin

Nature and Nuture: Robert Plomin, Kings College London, shown here during a workshop on genetics and psychology, is the recipient of the 2004-2005 APS William James Fellow Award, given annually to researchers with outstanding lifetime of significant intellectual contributions to the basic science of psychology. In accepting the award, Plomin said, “I think the integration of genetics into psychology has been slow. For example, I think even now if we have a little word association test, if I said nature-nurture, what do you think? Controversy. Nature-nurture controversy. But I hope this award is a sign that the nature-nurture controversy is reaching its end, and that most psychologists believe that nature as well as nurture is important in psychology.” Read Plomin’s award citation at
Stephen Ceci

Honored: Stephen Ceci, Cornell University, accepts his 2004-2005 APS James McKeen Cattell Fellow Award during the Opening Ceremony at the 17th Annual Convention. Ceci received the award for his lifetime of outstanding contributions to the area of applied psychological research. He accepted the award, saying tongue-in-cheek, “Getting this award caused me to ponder what it is about me and my research that merited this award. Was I smart, or creative, or hard working? And introspecting a little, I came to the conclusion that yes, I was all three of those things. But, you’ll be pleased to know, no more so than you are. So I thought well, what is it then that gives me this award, and I thought, well, if there’s one thing that trumps smartness, creativity, and hard work — it’s luck.” Ceci said his luck came largely from the worldclass mentors and collaborators he’s worked with over the years. Read Ceci’s award citation at
A lady reading a book

Study Up: Many attendees found new literature to peruse from exhibitors displaying some of their newest work from children’s books to teaching guides.
Valerie Stratton

Helping Cope: Valerie Stratton, Pennsylvania State University, mingles around a poster presented by Katherine Kurek, Purdue University, dedicated to religious coping at work.
Valerie Purdie

Trust Me: Valerie Purdie, Yale University, discusses how diverse workplaces can often threaten members of groups who contend with negative stereotypes.
Chris Fraley

Online Research: Chris Fraley talks about ways of conducting internet-based studies from the ground up while still maintaining scientific integrity.
Michael Gazzaniga

Author! Author!: APS President-elect Michael Gazzaniga smiles after autographing his book The Ethical Brain for Roger Drake, one of the many attendees during the Annual Convention.
Robyn Dawes

Dawes Day Afternoon: APS Fellow and Charter Member Robyn Dawes acknowledges his research collaborators at the conclusion of a day-long program in his honor. Tribute was paid to Dawes by his colleagues, collaborators, students, and friends who celebrated his life of scientific investigation during a special dinner and Festschrift. The Festschrift talks will be published by APS and Lawrence Erlbaum Associates in a volume due out in 2006.
RiSE-UP Award Winners

RiSE-UP: Winners of the Research in Socially and Economically Underrepresented Populations (RiSEUP) competition (from left) Genevieve Dunton, Mailyn Chen, Daniela Hugelshofer, shown here with APSSC RiSE-UP Coordinator Jessica Logan, gather after presenting their winning research at the RiSE-UP Symposium during the APS Annual Convention.
Nancy Eisenberg talking with a student

Listen and Learn: APS Board Member Nancy Eisenberg (left) was a featured participant in the Champions of Psychology student program.
Robert Bjork

Don’t Perish: APS Past President Robert Bjork dispenses invaluable wisdom in the popular “How to Get Published” panel. The program also featured APS President-elect Morton Ann Gernsbacher.
Robyn Dawes talking with a student

A Champion: Robyn Dawes, Carnegie Mellon University, (left) offers sage advice during the student caucus Champions of Psychology event.

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