Navigation Links
Newsmakers featured at APS convention
Date:5/14/2009

If science is your beat, you'll find a story at this year's APS Annual Convention.

Program Highlights:

APS President Walter Mischel will lead this year's Presidential Symposium, "The New Genetics and What it Means for Psychological Science" on Saturday May 23 at 6:00 PM.

Research on self-control has come a long way since Walter Mischel's pivotal Marshmallow Task experiment in the late 1960s. Now, Mischel and colleagues are using fMRIs and genetic testing in hopes of outlining the neural circuitry of self-control. Michel's newest endeavor will put decades of research to the test as he plans to see if self-control skills can be taught to schoolchildren and maintained over a long period of time.

Richard Nisbett is presenting this year's Bring the Family Address on Sunday, May 24 at 6:00PM.

Nisbett's research on the environment's impact on intelligence reveals all geniuses aren't born smart. Author Malcolm Gladwell called Nisbett's new book, Intelligence and How to Get It: Why Schools and Cultures Count, "persuasive" and said "Few Americans have done as much [as Nisbett] to deepen our understanding of what it means to be human."

As Nisbett's research examines the environment's impact on intelligence, Michael Meaney's recent research findings reveal how our childhood environment affects the very expression of our genes. In particular, Meaney's research showed how early childhood abuse can influence the development of a receptor linked to how we handle stress. Meaney is speaking during the Presidential Symposium "The New Genetics and What It Means for Psychological Science" on Saturday, May 23 at 6:00PM.

Other Headliners Include:

Martha Farah, University of Pennsylvania
Award Address: "Cognitive Neuroscience in the 21st Century: From Lab and Clinic to Home, School, and Office"

Elke Weber, Columbia University: Invited Address
Symposium Presentation: "Multiple Determinants of Risk Taking"

Sara M. Gorchoff, University of California, Berkeley: Invited Address
Symposium Presentation: "Improvements in Marriage: Effects of Empty-Nest and Investment in a Satisfying Marriage"

Michael Inzlicht, University of Toronto, Canada: Invited Address
Symposium Presentation: "Belief in God Predicts Lower Anterior Cingulate Cortex Activity"


'/>"/>

Contact: Catherine Allen-West
cwest@psychologicalscience.org
202-293-9300
Association for Psychological Science
Source:Eurekalert

Related medicine news :

1. Arena Pharmaceuticals to Present at the NewsMakers in the Biotech Industry Conference
2. A classic method for modeling skin cancer is featured in Cold Spring Harbor Protocols
3. Replidyne Pipeline Featured at 47th Annual Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
4. Photo: Kyphon and the X-STOP(R) IPD(R) Procedure to be Featured on American Health Radio on Monday, September 24, 2007
5. Allscripts Featured in Microsoft HealthVault Worldwide Launch
6. Health Courts Critic to be Featured Speaker at Wyoming Patient Safety Panel
7. Marteks lifesDHA(TM) Featured in New Beech-Nut(R) DHA Plus Baby Food and Cereals
8. Jenny McCarthy Featured at National Autism Conference in Atlanta, November 9
9. Morris Animal Foundation Featured on NASCAR Racecar to Raise Awareness of Pet Cancer
10. Effective Treatment for Fibromyalgia Featured on Oprah Winfrey Show You Dont Have to Live With That Agony!
11. Nektars Leading PEGylation and Pulmonary Technology Platforms Featured at R&D Day in New York
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:5/26/2016)... ... May 26, 2016 , ... ... a significant negative impact on long-term patient survival, reports a team of UPMC ... online this week in the Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, provide critical ...
(Date:5/26/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... May 26, 2016 , ... ... Retinal Degeneration” for the Foundation Fighting Blindness, Long Island Chapter on June 4, ... the public. , Dr. Maisel, founder of Retina Group of New York ...
(Date:5/26/2016)... ... May 26, 2016 , ... Leadership of Life ... announced the organization has earned its ISO 13485 certification, indicating the company’s quality ... all rules and policies associated with ISO quality standard 13485. , BSI ...
(Date:5/26/2016)... Rafael, CA (PRWEB) , ... May 26, 2016 ... ... will be offering campers a multitude of activities from daily practices, arts & ... self-confidence. , Camp Directors Amber East-D’Anna and Christy Evans have combined backgrounds in ...
(Date:5/26/2016)... ... May 26, 2016 , ... Power Systems, a leading ... PowerWave Instructor Certification Course in Stoughton, Massachusetts. The course was led by Power ... the 8 hour interactive course to qualify participants as certified PowerWave trainers. ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:5/25/2016)... India , May 25, 2016 ... Animation Market by Type (3D, 2D, 4D), by Therapeutic ... Education), by End User (Medical Device Manufacturers, Hospitals/ Clinics) ... studies the global Medical Animation Market for the forecast ... to reach USD 301.3 Million by 2021 from USD ...
(Date:5/25/2016)... GERMANTOWN, Maryland , May 25, 2016 /PRNewswire/ ... Frankfurt Prime Standard: QIA) today announced that the company has ... GmbH to develop and commercialize predictive assays in oncology. An ... a marker to predict effectiveness of anthracycline treatment in triple ... are pleased to partner with Therawis, which developed the PITX2 ...
(Date:5/25/2016)... -- According to Kalorama Information, the world market for ... these are challenging times in the market, there ... companies that remain optimistic and seek innovation.  Toward ... medical device companies spend a higher percentage of ... do companies in other industries.  Also, in addition ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: