Journalist and bestselling science author, Chris Mooney, will give a keynote address at the SPSSI/Div. 9 program of the 2012 APA Convention in Orlando. There is growing interest in many fields of science in creating more effective information programs to convey findings of science to educators, the government, the non-government sector, industry, and the general public. It is a big task with many audiences and numerous psychological and practical obstacles. In his talk, Chris Mooney, an experienced science communication trainer, will offer his take on how psychologists can use their considerable expertise to take some steps in the right direction. He will exhort psychologists to communicate their research much more broadly, and to make the most of its dramatic relevance to policymaking and to our understanding of resistance to science and it applications.
The talk takes place in Room W311H of the Conference Center at, 10.00am – 10.50am, on Friday August 3rd. It is generously sponsored by three APA divisions: The Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues (Division 9), The Society for Community Research and Action (Division 27), and The Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (Division 14).