Now that abstract submissions are closed and preparations are underway for the 2024 Annual Meeting, I cannot wait to see all of the exciting and stimulating sessions. This year’s meeting theme is "Moving Behavioral Science Upstream." Notably, this happens to be an emerging theme of this Fall’s Outlook issue.
Climate change is bringing about more extreme weather events (hurricanes, wildfires, tornadoes, floods) in the U.S. and worldwide. Climate-related disasters, such as hurricanes, can have a devastating impact on youth and parents, who have been identified as vulnerable populations in disasters (Norris et al., 2002).
We can no longer be indifferent to climate change. This past July 2023, the global mean air temperature reached a record several days in a row . This was even taxing for people who live in one of the hottest places on Earth and the United States, Arizona. However, even in this state where people are used to temperatures in the 100F (40C) this has been unprecedented, resulting in a continuous increase in emergency department visits and hospitalizations .
Community engagement has the potential to bridge the gap between behavioral medicine research and implementation. This is largely due to the partnerships formed with individuals and/or groups responsible for and/or affected by the health behavior being investigated.1
The health service psychology (HSP) internship is a one-year, predoctoral clinical training experience that is mandatory for becoming a licensed psychologist in the US and Canada. It has been an institution since the 1940s, though it has undergone periodic changes.
Cardiovascular disease (CVD), which broadly includes coronary heart disease, heart failure, stroke, and hypertension (HTN), is estimated to affect 48.6% (127.9 million) of adults in the United States (U.S.) with costs adding up to over $400 billion per year.1
In 2022, SBM launched the Science Communication Toolkit, along with messaging, encouraging members to share their science beyond traditional academic outlets (e.g., peer-reviewed journals) and to join public conversations in their areas of expertise.
While much has been written about the qualities of an ideal mentor or mentee, little attention has been given to explaining why mentor-mentee relationships sometimes fail. In my 25 years as a mentee in academia and 10 years of mentoring as faculty, I have learned firsthand from dozens of mentor-mentee relationships, workshops, seminars, and casual conversations.
With the ubiquity of interpersonal violence, whether it is sexual assault, physical, sexual, or psychological violence (also called emotional violence), stalking, domestic violence, or any other form of abuse, it has become critical to revisit evidence-based resources and support for survivors (primarily women) in research and practice settings.
The Pain SIG interviewed Dr. Yoni Ashar, a clinical psychologist and Assistant Professor at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus about Pain Reprocessing Therapy (PRT), an emerging non-pharmacologic treatment for chronic pain. Dr. Ashar and colleagues recently published a trial of PRT in JAMA Psychiatry with promising results and we were eager to hear his perspectives on PRT’s potential as a chronic pain treatment
If you are getting excited about the upcoming SBM conference in Philadelphia, you’re not alone. A group of us including our SBM staff and our Program Chair, Dr. Akilah Dulin, recently had the chance to tour the conference venue in Center City Philadelphia.
45th Annual Meeting and Scientific Sessions
March 13 - 16 2024
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