Turkey Time!

In the US, Thanksgiving is a chance for friends and family to spend time together and, more to the point, consume mass quantities of delicious food. As a non-caloric alternative, this issue of the Xpress offers a smorgasbord of goodies so you can stuff your brain with an extra helping of psychological science. The Xpress serves up tasty research on healthy eating habits, how people use smell to communicate, and the relationship between emotions and taste. Bon appétit!

That Smells Good! And Is Informative, Too     
Your nose can tell you more than what's on the Thanksgiving menu. Recent research contradicts the assumption that human communication happens only through language and visual cues. More>> 

Linking Food With
Your Mood  
Research sheds light on how food affects mood and the flip side: how emotions affect taste. A growing body of evidence is making clear the links between what we taste and how we feel. More>>

A Blog by Wray Herbert

Why do some people gain weight during the holidays while others don't? Researchers used data from two large and ongoing studies to see if the process of gaining weight might lead people to see themselves differently and as a result to change core personality traits. More>>     


Sign Up for That  
Turkey Trot 
After the turkey, you might not want to work out, but a good jog will not just help your body. Good lung health may help you maintain your brain's processing speed and problem-solving abilities. More>> 


Understanding nutrition doesn't guarantee that we will develop healthy eating habits, says Brian Wansink of Cornell University. Watch>> 

We all like food, but what is more important: food or a physical connection? In Harry Harlow's iconic experiment, baby monkeys had a decision to make: Would they choose the wire or cloth mother? Watch>>

Twitter Q&A: 'Tis the Season for Giving

The next Q&A features ZoĆ« Chance (Yale University) and Gabrielle Adams (London Business School, UK). Submit questions on December 5 and 6 using #askaps on Twitter and Facebook or at askaps@psychologicalscience.org!    

If you missed the last one, check out Part 1 and Part 2 of the Misinformation Q&A.

Grants and Awards

Policy Fellowships: Society for Research in Child Development

The Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD) is seeking applications for two upcoming Policy Fellowships for 2013-2014, Congressional and Executive Branch. Deadline: December 15, 2012 More>>

The Chateaubriand Fellowship

The Chateaubriand Fellowship is a grant offered by the Embassy of France in the United States. Every year, it allows doctorate students enrolled in American universities to conduct research in France for up to 10 months. More>> 

Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Deadline: February 1, 2013

Humanities and Social Sciences (HSS) Deadline: January 14, 2013
Psi Chi, the International Honor Society in Psychology, offers the APS Convention Research Awards for undergraduate and graduate Psi Chi members presenting posters at the APS Annual Convention. Submit to the APS Call for Submissions, and apply online here. Two graduate winners will receive $500 each, and two undergraduate winners will receive $300 each. Deadline: January 31, 2013

APA Call for Nominations

The Society for General Psychology, Division One of the APA, is conducting its 2013 awards competition, including the Anne Anastasi Student Poster Award and The Anne Anastasi General Psychology Graduate Student Award. Deadline: February 15, 2013 More>>

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Do You Like His Swag?  

For the 25th APS Annual Convention, we're leaving it up to you! Come up with a psychology-related idea (slogan, picture, etc.), and you could see it on our convention swag!  The winner will also get a complimentary 2013 convention registration and APS membership. Submit ideas by December 31, 2012, on Facebook or to contest@psychologicalscience.org.

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