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Understanding and promoting mental health - Insights from psychological science
Date:5/2/2012

Are our existing treatments for mental health issues working? Can we design new and better approaches to intervention? Can we even tell which factors promote mental health? Clinical psychological scientists will be addressing these and many other questions related to mental health and well-being at the Association for Psychological Science's 24th annual meeting in Chicago, May 24-27, 2012.

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Facial Behavior in Diverse Contexts: Emotion, Deception, and Psychopathology

What's in a face? Research from various areas of psychological science suggests that there's more to learn from a person's face than we might think. In this symposium, researchers will explore the different ways that our faces can reveal information about our mood, our mental health, and even our ability to tell a credible lie. Erika Rosenberg of the University of California, Davis, will present research that uses facial behavior as a way of measuring differences in sadness responses to visual scenes. Jeffrey Cohn of the University of Pittsburgh will discuss research that looks at facial expression as a possible indicator of symptom severity in outpatients with depression. And Gregory Shelley of Kutztown University will present research that suggests that people's value orientations may influence the facial expressions they make when they lie, affecting the believability of those lies.

Erika Rosenberg, Consulting Scientist, University of California, Davis erika@erikarosenberg.com

Jeffrey Cohn, Professor of Psychology, University of Pittsburgh jeffcohn@pitt.edu

Gregory Shelley, Professor of Psychology, Kutztown University shelley@kutztown.edu

Location: Michigan

Date/Time: Friday, May 25, 2012 10:30 AM 11:50 AM

Technology-Based Treatment Approaches for Substance Use and Mental Health Disorde
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Contact: Anna Mikulak
amikulak@psychologicalscience.org
202-293-9300
Association for Psychological Science
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