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Highlights from the 24th APS Annual Convention

The Association for Psychological Science held its 24th Annual Convention in Chicago last month. Psychological researchers and academics came together for an exciting program covering the entire spectrum of innovative research in psychological science under the theme “Diverse Perspectives.” Highlights included:

Schizophrenic Patients and Self-Concept: Fahad Rahman from Teachers College, Columbia University presented his research examining the self-reference memory effect (SRM) in schizophrenic patients [Read More].

Inside the Neurotic Mind: A brief history of where neuroticism has been, and a briefer glimpse of where it’s going, framed the James McKeen Cattell Fellow Award address by David Barlow, a professor of both psychology and psychiatry at Boston University and the founder of the Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders.

Psychologists have a much clearer understanding of neuroticism today than when it was first described in the 1940s by Hans Eysenck. Today’s diagnostics for negative affect suggest a strong biological component — meaning some degree of heritability— and a strong psychological component, stemming from early experiences like trauma or even parenting style.

“These two vulnerabilities, when they line up properly, and they become activated by stress, then they develop a generalized anxiety syndrome,” said Barlow, “They become generally anxious — you might say neurotic.” [Read More]

Elsewhere at the convention:

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24th APS Annual Convention – One Week and Counting!

It’s now only one week until the BIGGEST APS CONVENTION EVER gets underway in Chicago.

Thousands of scientists and educators will walk through the doors of the Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers between May 24 and 27, making the convention the premier international meeting dedicated solely to psychological science!

If you haven’t already registered, click here to register now and make sure you don’t miss a great program including:

Keynote Address by James S. Jackson, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Presidential Symposium “Diverse Perspectives: Who Owns Science?” chaired by APS President Douglas L. Medin, Northwestern University

Bring the Family Address “Practical Wisdom: The Right Way to Do the Right Thing” by Barry Schwartz, Swarthmore College

Theme Programs:

Biological Beings in Social Context

Disaster, Response and Recovery

Music, Mind, and Brain including a special concert featuring Victor Wooten, five-time Grammy award-winner and bassist for Béla Fleck & The Flecktones.

There are also workshops, award addresses, special events, and other invited talks, addresses, and symposia by the field’s most distinguished leaders.

If you need to join APS or renew your membership, you can do this at the same time that you register for the convention, and take advantage of the deeply discounted rates for APS Members.


When: Thursday, May 24, 2012 – Sunday, May 27, 2012
Where: Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers, 301 East North Water Street, Chicago, IL 60611, USA
Fee: View Registration Fees

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