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Highlights for APA's 116th Annual Convention in Boston, Aug. 14-17
Date:5/12/2008

C; Ellen Matthies, PhD, Ruhr-University, Germany; and David Uzzell, PhD, University of Surrey, United Kingdom

  • Lecture Aversion and Pleasure: How do Social Stress Experiences Promote Neural Mechanisms for Drug Taking? Klaus A. Miczek, PhD, Tufts University

  • Lecture Adolescent Depression: Risk Factors and Consequences, Connie Hammen, PhD, University of California, Los Angeles

  • Symposium Emotional Intellegence: Is There Anything to It? Peter Salovey, PhD, and Chris Argyris, Yale University

  • Plenary Session Do We Have the Courage to Change the Nations Diet? Kelly D. Brownell, PhD, Yale University

  • Symposium Can People Become Happier and Sustain it? Sonja Lyubomirsky, PhD, University of California at Riverside

    Saturday, Aug. 16

    • Invited Address Inside the Mind and Brain of the Voter: The Presidential Campaign of 2008, Drew Westen, PhD, Emory University

    • Plenary Session Predicting, Preventing and Confronting the Aftermath of School and Campus Violence, Elizabeth M. Vera, PhD, Loyola University

    • Symposium Role of Neuroanatomy, Genetic and Health Factors in Cognitive Aging, Naftali Raz, PhD

    • Symposium What are the Mental Health Issues of Immigrant Children and their Families, Especially Those Facing Customs Enforcement Raids? Lydia P. Buki, PhD, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

    • Invited Address New Treatments for Gambling, Nancy M. Petry, PhD, University of Connecticut Health Center

    • Invited Address Treating Traumatic Brain Injury and PTSD in Veterans with Multiple Traumas, Jeffrey A. Knight, PhD, Boston VA Medical Center

    • Invited Address How Does the Brain Work When Recollecting Events and Experiences? Howard Eichenbaum, PhD, Boston University

    • Presidential Address Social-Cultural Challenges Facing Chinese-American Youth in New York City, Uwe P. Gielen, PhD, St. Francis College

    • Invited Address Using Wisdom, Creativity and
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    American Psychological Association
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