APA Director Visits Fairfax Campus

Posted: November 10, 1999 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Richard McCarty, executive director for science at the American Psychological Association (APA), presents “Partnerships for Influencing Public Policy on the Behavioral and Social Sciences: A View for the Future” on Monday, Nov. 15, at 7:30 p.m. Hosted by the Psychology Department, the discussion is held in the Johnson Center, Assembly Room B.

McCarty, who is also a professor of psychology at the University of Virginia, discusses the collaboration required to advance the behavioral and social science disciplines. McCarty says advancement requires an active collaboration between scientists, their national scientific and professional associations, and the public. Key issues include advocacy for increases in research support, the creation of a stable environment for the conduct of research, and the involvement of individual scientists in advocacy and public outreach.

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