APS 21st Annual Convention (2009)

Past APSSC President Kelli Vaughn-Blount leads the Students Teaching Students panel. Each convention, the APS Student Caucus (APSSC) delivers a full slate of student-oriented events for undergraduates and graduate students alike. This year’s program included symposia that recognized outstanding student research, as well as innovative workshops and panels. Student affiliates More

Dan Ariely, Duke University, NPR (Marketplace), May 4, 2009: Predictably Irrational. Ozlem N. Ayduk, University of California, Berkeley, The New Yorker, May 18, 2009: Don’t! The secret of self-control Emily Balcetis, Ohio University, Scientific American Mind, Oct 1, 2009: Illusions of steepness and height. Jay Belsky, Birkbeck College, University of More

Gender stereotypes were put to the test in APS Fellow and Charter Member Nora S. Newcombe’s Psi Chi Distinguished Lecture at the APS 21st Annual Convention, entitled “Women Hate Maps, Men Won’t Ask for Directions: Fact or Myth?” Newcombe, a Professor of Psychology and the James H. Glackin Distinguished Faculty More

For APS Fellow Irving Zucker, there really is a reason for the seasons — or at least the seasonal rhythms of mammals — and it’s melatonin. Zucker studies biological and behavioral rhythms generated by an internal timer set by environmental changes in day length. “The first reason [to study seasonal More