2018 APA Convention

Div. 1's 2018 APA Convention Scheduling

Our very own Div. 1 member and fellow, Phil Zimbardo, PhD, will give a talk on "Employing Psychological Principles to Foster Heroic Imagination and Social Activism."
By Emily Dow, PhD, and Phyllis Wentworth, PhD

The Div. 1 2018 APA convention scheduling (PDF, 79KB) includes a variety of presentations that represent the intersectionality of the many fields of psychology with renowned speakers from around the world. Below, we have highlighted some of these sessions:

Our very own Div. 1 member and fellow, Phil Zimbardo, PhD, (yes, the Phil Zimbardo) will be giving a talk on "Employing Psychological Principles to Foster Heroic Imagination and Social Activism" on Thursday, Aug. 9 at 9:00 a.m. in rooms 153-155 in the Moscone Center. Get there early, as past experience tells us that the room fills up quickly.

Additionally, Div. 1 Past-President Irene Frieze, PhD, will be chairing a symposium on "Samples, Contexts and Reproducibility" (room 307, Moscone Center). This symposium argues that replication should not always be a goal of psychological research. Speakers will present examples where theoretical generalizations and intervention models do not necessarily apply to differing samples. When replication has been a go-to methodological hypothesis, this presentation suggests that such a hypothesis may not be prudent.

We have two poster sessions scheduled for convention this year, one on Thursday, Aug. 9 at 10 a.m. and one on Friday, Aug. 10 at 4 p.m. The Div. 1 program also includes presentations by various award winners, including:

  • Ernest R. Hilgard Lifetime Achievement Award: Stephanie A. Shields
    What If Psychology Took Intersectionality Theory Seriously?
    Thursday, Aug. 9, 1 p.m., room 214, Moscone Center
  • William James Book Award: Robert J. Vallerand
    On the Psychology of Passion: Classic and Novel Perspectives
    Friday, Aug. 10, 10 a.m., room 3008, Moscone Center
  • APF Arthur W. Staats Lecture: Michelle Fine
    To Whom Are We Accountable? Psychology, Disciplinary "Reparations" and the Obligation to Justice in "Revolting" Times
    Saturday, Aug. 11, 2 p.m., room 159, Moscone Center
  • George A. Miller Award Presentations: David Lubinski and Lisa Rosenthal
    Saturday, Aug. 11, 4 p.m., room 215, Moscone Center

Our current Div. 1 President Deborah Johnson, PhD, will be giving the presidential address on Thursday, Aug. 9, at 2 p.m. in room 2014 at the Moscone Center. The title of the address is "New Ways to Think About General Psychology: Creative, Critical and Inclusive Approaches."

Keep an eye out in the upcoming weeks for emails that publicize additional sessions on social justice, intersectionality, multicultural frameworks and teaching.

Additionally, the 2018 Div. 1 Suite Program is currently under development and will be distributed via email in the weeks ahead. Notable psychologists have been known to pop into our Div. 1 suite at past APA conventions, so please do not hesitate to stop by for scheduled events, to relax or to meeting fellow Div. 1 members.

And last, don't forget about our social hours including the Foundational Divisions Shared Social Hour on Thursday, Aug. 9 at 5 p.m. in the Marriott Marquis (Yerba Buena Salons 12 & 13) and our Div. 1 Social Hour on Friday, Aug. 10 at 6 p.m. in the Div.1 Hospitality Suite (Marriott Marquis, Suite # tba).

Contact the authors, Emily Dow, PhD, and Phyllis Wentworth, PhD.