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Theme party at the APS annual convention

Association for Psychological Science

A hallmark of the Association for psychological Science convention is the theme program; an assortment of invited addresses, a roundtable discussion of distinguished panelists and a poster session on the latest research in one of the most fascinating areas in psychological research. Check out this year's programs:

Culture and Cognition
International Ballroom East, Friday, May 25, 2007, 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Cognitive processes are not universal throughout cultures. Research from different perspectives is converging on the conclusion that culture can affect very basic cognitive processes, including those involved in attention, perception, and memory. Leading social, developmental, and cognitive psychologists will discuss cross-cultural differences in various aspects of cognition..

Risky Decision Making Across the Lifespan
Monroe Room, Friday, May 25, 2007, 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM

People of all ages make decisions every day that involve both cognition and emotion, and are the result of a complex system of psychological and neural processes. Given the different developmental trajectories of cognition and emotion from childhood through old age, it is crucial to understand how decisions involving risk are made across the lifespan, in order to implement effective risk assessment and management interventions for all age groups in health, education, safety, the workplace, and many other areas. Presenters will explore risky decision making across the lifespan, with attention to societal applications.

Cross-Cutting Perspectives on Motivation
Georgetown Room, Friday, May 25, 2007, 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Motivation plays a critical role in a wide range of theories in psychological science, ranging from behavioral neuroscience to social and industrial/organizational psychology. Addresses will examine a range of views of motivation and will discuss ways in which cross-fertilization of research on motivation might lead to fruitful new insights.


Don't miss the opportunity to see speakers at the forefront of psychological research at the APS 19th annual convention, May 24-27 in Washington, DC.

Members of the media will receive a complimentary registration. To register, e-mail your contact information, including your name, name of your organization, address, phone and e-mail to

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