Why you should attend the APA Convention

These are some of the speakers you missed if you didn't attend the 2011 APA Convention

Day 1

  • B. J. Ellis, Ecological contexts of parenting and early life history strategy: An evolutionary approach.

  • K. S. Murnane, Neuropharmacology of 3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA, “ecstasy”) and its stereoisomers.

  • D. A. Dewsbury, Historical trends in American comparative animal psychology.

  • E. M. Eisenstein, Evolutionary significance of the simple learned-behaviors of habituation and sensitization for organism

  • M. Davison, What do reinforcers really do to behavior?

  • G. B. Bauer, Tactile senses of the Florida manatee.

  • J. M. Fazio, Behavioral assessment of the clouded leopard: A comparative study of reproductive success.

  • P. Soto, Contribution of A5GABAA receptors to performance of rhesus monkeys in a delayed-matching-to-sample
    and spatial working-memory task and to the effects of the benzodiazepine triazolam.

  • F. E. Abd Alazim Daw, Relationship between cerebral hemispheres and anxiety.

  • E. G. Bruneau, Activity in the precuneus predicts negativity toward the outgroup in arabs and Israelis.

  • S. A. Morelli, Neural correlates of emphathy.

  • J. Zaki, Social influence modulates the neural computation of reward.

  • E. B. Falk, Neural activity in response to persuasive messages predicts long-term behavior change: Examples of a
    novel brain-as-predictor approach.

  • M. K. Greenwald, Prospect theory: Implications for laboratory models and treatment of substance abuse.

  • F. Subiaul, Learning the rules: Evidence from human and nonhuman apes.

  • W. McKibbin, Human psychological adaptation to sperm competition.

Day 2

  • O. Vartanian, Neuroimaging creativity: Dissociable neural systems for analogy and metaphor.

  • G. W. Rooker, Response force under ratio schedules and in the context of functional analysis.

  • B. A. Hutsell, Role of attending in the acquisition of conditional stimulus control.

  • M. Brickman, Using neuroimaging in the community to discover pathways to cognitive aging.

  • C. Snowdon, Social neuroscience of cooperative breeding.

  • G. M. Burghardt, Environmental enrichment, cognitive challenges, and psychological well-being: Relevant for captive reptiles too?

  • S. J. Schapiro, Empirical evaluations of the effects of behavioral management techniques on psychological well-being in captive nonhuman primates.

  • W. E. Fantegrossi, Effects of synthetic cannabinoids in mice.

  • B. J. Everitt, Neuropsychological mechanisms underlying drug addiction: Insights from behavioral neuroscience.

  • J. W. Pilley, Chaser and her toys: What a dog teaches us about cognition.

  • A. Bleske-Rechek, Primer on evolutionary psychology: Foundational ideas, exemplary research, and criticisms.

Day 3

  • S. M. Pellis, Play and the brain: A developmental collaboration.

  • D. Ansari, Does number sense count? Evidence from brain and behavior.

  • M. Dennis, Age, plasticity and the immature brain: Historical and current ideas.

  • N. Kawai, Primate mind in human beings, human intelligence in primates: Comparative cognition studies with computer tasks.

  • M. H. Bornstein, Toward a behavioral neuroscience of parenting.

  • D. Dow-Edwards, Differential effects of prenatal cocaine and environment on cocaine reward and the dopamine transporter in male and female adolescent rats.

  • M. A. Nader, Effects of prenatal cocaine exposure on brain dopamine receptor function, behavior, and cocaine reinforcement in adult male and female rhesus monkeys.

  • E. A. Wasserman, Unhinging design: Reconsidering the role of planning and foresight in the origin of adaptive behavior.

  • T. E. Robinson, Touch of temptation: Individual variation in the ability to resist reward cues and implications for addictions.

  • T. F. Heatherton, Giving in to temptation: The neural basis of self-control failure.

  • Y. Delville, Hamsster and human bullies.

  • M. Fanselow, Neural circuits for remembering and inhibiting fear.

  • M. K. Johnson, Cognitive neuroscience of true and false memories.