APS Annual Convention Science Policy and Funding Programs

COVID-19 and Psychological Science

Special at the 2022 APS Annual Convention is a series of programs aimed at exploring the intersection of psychological science and the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. These special events are part of APS’s Global Collaboration on COVID-19, which is convening psychological scientists and other behavioral science experts to assess how our field has contributed to combating the COVID-19 pandemic and identify gaps in our understanding that should be addressed through new research.

COVID-19 and Today’s Workplace APS Preconference

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Chair: Adrienne R. Carter-Sowell, University of Oklahoma

Keynote Speaker: Bart Hobijn, Arizona State University

Thursday, May 26, 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM, Randolph 1AB, East Tower

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COVID-19 and the Workplace: Interdisciplinary Insights on the Shecession, Essential Workers, and the New Normal

Chair: Adrienne R. Carter-Sowell, The University of Oklahoma

Friday, May 27, 2:00 – 3:20 PM, Michigan 1ABC, East Tower

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Understanding Processes of Communication Leading to Behavioral Change: The Case of COVID-19 and Other Infections in the United States

Dolores Albarracín, University of Pennsylvania

Friday, May 27, 3:30 – 4:20 PM, Roosevelt 3AB, East Tower

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Leveraging Psychological Science to Promote COVID-19 Vaccine Uptake During a Public Health Emergency


  • Neetu Abad, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Elisabeth Wilhelm, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Saturday, May 28, 2:00 – 4:50 PM, Grand A, East Tower

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Science Policy and Funding

Science policy and funding programs at the 2022 APS Annual Convention feature important funding opportunities for psychological scientists and students of research psychology, updates and other addresses from leading figures in government and policy, and science policy programs that discuss how to advance psychological science for the benefit of science and society.

Ontologies in the Behavioral Sciences: Accelerating Research and the Accessibility and Use of Knowledge

Chair: Carla Sharp, University of Houston

Friday, May 27, 2:00 – 3:20 PM, Roosevelt 3AB, East Tower

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Science policy and funding presentation details and presenters are subject to change.