Association for Psychological Science Annual Convention

Country: USA

City: New York City

Abstr. due: 03.12.2014

Dates: 21.05.15 — 24.05.15

Area Of Sciences: Psychology;

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Organizers: APS


Cross-Cutting Theme Programs


Let your work be part of these special discussions. Submit a poster related to any of these topics before January 31, 2015. (Submissions not accepted for a theme poster session are automatically considered for one of the regular poster sessions.)

Milliseconds to Decades: Development as a Level of Analysis


Tick-tock, tick-tock — our bodies, thoughts, feelings and behaviors evolve continuously across time. Can trajectories of change say more than a single snapshot about who we are and where we’re going? Find out in this cross-cutting theme program on the value of studying development over time in psychological research. What development happens in the “blink of an eye,” and what can we learn from behavior as it unfolds across the years?


Robert N. Singer, University of Florida
Emily Butler, University of Arizona
Sarah-Jane Blakemore, University College London, United Kingdom
George A. Bonanno, Teachers College, Columbia University
Ian J. Deary, The University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom

“Give Me Your Tired, Your Poor”: Psychological Science and Immigration


The United States is a nation of immigrants, so there is special interest in studying the psychological experience of coming to a new country and starting a new life. How do immigrants learn new languages, customs, and values? What factors predict whether immigrants thrive or languish? This cross-cutting theme program examines issues ranging from socialization in immigrant families to the psychology of work in immigrants’ lives.


Hirokazu Yoshikawa, New York University
Belinda Campos, University of California, Irvine
David Rollock, Purdue University
Gilad Chen, University of Maryland, College Park
Carola Suárez-Orozco, University of California, Los Angeles

Law & (Dis)Order: Psychological Science in the Legal System


Societies and organizations establish rules to govern behavior and provide standards for right and wrong. If the rules are so clear, then why do we have such an overburdened legal system? Issues of morality, self-control, persuasion, need to belong, and others abound in determining licit and illicit behavior, thereby highlighting the centrality of psychological science in understanding how individuals become involved in the legal system. In addition, a myriad of psychological factors influence decisions about competency to stand trial, sentencing, and verdicts from juries in courtrooms every day. Speakers in this exciting cross-cutting symposium offer new insights into perennial problems for legal systems that attempt to establish more order than disorder.


Gregory (Brad) Bradshaw, Bradshaw Litigation Consulting, LLC
John F. Edens, Texas A&M University
Essi Viding, University College London, United Kingdom
Alex R. Piquero, University of Texas at Dallas
Saul Kassin, Williams College and John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Maria Hartwig, John Jay College of Criminal Justice


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