• 07 Dec 2012 10:39 AM | Anonymous

    Palmer HousePlease support MPA by staying at the Palmer House. Staying at the Palmer House helps keep our membership and registration fees low. It is also a beautiful place to stay!

    The Palmer House has a limited number of rooms available to MPA members at a discount. Instructions to make reservations are available on our website.

  • 28 Nov 2012 9:00 AM | Anonymous


    What do B.F. Skinner, Raymond Cattell, and Ann Landers have in common? They all submitted symposium proposals to the 1961 MPA Annual Meeting. You can view their proposals in the MPA History section of our website.

  • 12 Nov 2012 1:44 PM | Anonymous

    Jennifer Richeson, Professor of Social Psychology at Northwestern University, will give an  Invited Address at this year's Annual Meeting. Dr. Richeson's research interests  focus on prejudice, stereotyping, and intergroup relations. She investigates the ways in which social group memberships such as race, socioeconomic status, and gender impact the way people think, feel, and behave. Dr. Richeson is the 2006 recipient of the John D. & Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Fellowship, is  Fellow of APA, APS, and MPA, and was named one of ten "Women on the Rise" by O: The Oprah Magazine.

  • 09 Nov 2012 9:49 AM | Anonymous

    Darwin (not Dr. Buss)Leading evolutionary psychologist Dr. David Buss (University of Texas Austin) will give the G. Stanley Hall Address at this year's MPA Meeting. Dr. Buss will argue that teaching evolutionary psychology can be daunting, yet highly rewarding. It is daunting because students often enter the class with misconceptions about evolutionary psychology. It is rewarding because many students experience a profound intellectual transformation. Dr. Buss will share several ways to increase the effectiveness of teaching evolutional psychology an inspiring students to learn more about it.

    Registration for the annual meeting is free and automatic for MPA members.

  • 08 Nov 2012 9:35 AM | Anonymous

    For many years the APA Education Directorate has provided support for the National Institute on the Teaching Psychology.  This year we are proud to sponsor the presentation by Dr. Jane S. Halonen, Dean, College of Arts and Sciences at the University of West Florida.  Dr. Halonen has been invited to address Are There Too Many Psych Majors? based on her work with colleagues in the State of Florida and APA staff.  This presentation is scheduled for Sunday, January 6 at 11:00 a.m.  



    NITOP 2013: Learning, Networking, Exploring Resources
    January 3–6, 2013
    The TradeWinds Island Grand Hotel St. Pete Beach, Florida
    Registration: http://nitop.org/Jan/nitop.html

  • 19 Oct 2012 1:52 PM | Anonymous

    Elizabeth Loftus, Distinguished Professor of Social Ecology, and Professor of Law and Cognitive Science at the University of California-Irvine, will give an MPA Invited Address. She has conducted extensive research on the malleability of human memory. Loftus is best known for her ground-breaking work on the misinformation effect and eyewitness memory, and the creation and nature of false memories, including recovered memories of childhood sexual abuse. Dr. Loftus has served in many editorial and leadership positions in psychology, including President of the Association for Psychological Science (APS).

  • 11 Oct 2012 2:04 PM | Anonymous


    The American Psychological Foundation (APF) is seeking proposals for the 2013 Esther Katz Rosen Fellowship. This fellowship supports graduate students whose work centers on the psychological understanding of gifted and talented children and adolescents. The fellowship provides up to $25,000 for one year. The deadline for applications is March 1, 2013. Information is available here.

  • 01 Oct 2012 9:34 AM | Anonymous


    The Society for the Teaching of Psychology (STP) seeks submissions to the Teaching Program presented at the MPA Annual Meeting. To learn more and to submit your work, click here.

  • 21 Sep 2012 12:42 PM | Anonymous


    The American Psychological Foundation's 2013 Randy Gerson Memorial Grant, which supports graduate student projects in family and/or couple dynamics, and/or multi-generational processes is available. Complete information may be found here.

  • 27 Aug 2012 8:23 AM | Anonymous

    BanduraAlbert Bandura, the David Starr Jordan Professor Emeritus of Social Science in Psychology at Stanford University, will be the Psi Chi Distinguished Speaker at this year's Annual Meeting. Dr. Bandura has made significant contributions to many fields of psychology, including social cognitive theory, therapy, and personality psychology. He has also been influential in the transition between behaviorism and cognitive psychology. Dr. Bandura is known as the originator of social learning theory and the theory of self-efficacy, and is probably most famous for his 1961 Bobo doll study.

    See a preliminary list of other speakers in the MPA Call for Papers.

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