Science Directorate Funds Scientific Conferences, Invites Proposals

The Science Directorate, under the advisement of the Scientific Conferences Review Committee, recently awarded grants to the University of Texas at Arlington, Duke University, and the University of Pittsburgh to fund science conferences.

'Dissonance theory 40 years later: A revival with revisions and controversies,' was held at the University of Texas, Arlington, February 27-March 2, 1997. The conference organizers were Eddie Harmon-Jones, PhD, and Judson R. Mills, PhD, from the psychology departments at the University of Texas and University of Maryland, respectively.

Duke University hosted the conference, 'Occasion setting: Theory and data,' March 8-9, 1997. The conference organizers were Peter C. Holland, PhD, and Nestor Schmajuk, PhD, both from the psychology department at Duke University.

Andrew Baum, PhD, and Barbara L. Andersen, PhD, are organizing the conference, 'Psychosocial interventions for cancer,' which will be held at the University of Pittsburgh in the fall of 1997. Dr. Baum is Director of Behavioral Medicine and Oncology at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center/Pittsburgh Cancer Institute, and a professor of psychiatry and psychology at the University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Andersen is a professor in the psychology and obstetrics and gynecology departments at Ohio State University. For more information, call Dr. Baum at (412) 624-4800, or Dr. Andersen at (614) 292-4537.

APA plans to publish science volumes resulting from the conferences.

Proposals Invited

The Science Directorate is seeking conference proposals for its Scientific Conferences Program. The purpose of this program is to promote the exchange of new ideas and approaches in scientific psychology.

The maximum grant awarded is $20,000. The grant must be supported by the host institution, either with funds or in the form of conference space, personnel, meals, or other appropriate means. The level of institutional support is negotiable. Conference summaries or other appropriate documents will be submitted to APA for consideration for publication and dissemination under the authority of the Association.

Upcoming deadlines for applications are June 1 and December 1, 1997. For more information, call Maggie Nelson at (202) 336-6000.

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