Media advisory: American Psychological Association 112th Annual Convention


Please note: Each press release mentioned has its own embargo

What: American Psychological Association 112th Annual Convention

Where: Most sessions - The Hawaii Convention Center
Other sessions - Hilton Hawaiian Village Beach Resort and Spa Sheraton Waikiki Hotel

When: July 28 - August 1, 2004

Press Room: Hilton Hawaiian Village Beach Resort and Spa, Tapa Conference Center, Second Level, Iolani Suite V

Press Room Phone: (808) 943-5774 (beginning July 28 at 7:30 AM)
Until July 24 contact Pam Willenz, APA Public Affairs Office, 202-336-5707.
Report to the pressroom for appropriate credentials before attending any convention sessions.

Expected attendance: 10,000

Featured Programs

Wednesday, July 28

* APA Gives Awards to TV's Law & Order: Special Victims Unit and Journalist from Billings Gazette for Coverage of Mental Health Issues

* Detecting Lies in the Brain - MRI's May Eventually Identify Deception More Accurately than Polygraph Testing - Study finds significant activity in several brain areas during lying compared with truth-telling.

* Getting Into the Zone: Using Zen Training in Sport Psychology - How Zen can help athletes achieve new levels of excellence.

Thursday, July 29

* Sex Assault in Hawaii: An Evaluation of Patterns and Trends - Victims seeking treatment are younger than expected and children were more likely to suffer extended periods of abuse.

* Motivating Populations to be Physically Active - Initiative includes school and community policy changes, training teachers in health standards and a public education campaign.

* Happiness and Self-Esteem: Can One Exist Without the Other? - Study finds that what makes people happy and feel good about themselves are not necessarily tied together.

Saturday, July 31

* Negative Interactions in Marriage Can Lead to More Health Problems in Older Couples - Having more negative than positive exchanges can diminish the positive effects in the relationship and hurt one's health in mature adults - over 50.

Sunday, August 1

* Torture Victims More Resilient Than Other Trauma Victims, But Cumulative Effects take their Toll - Accumulation of trauma can cause all previous trauma to come to the forefront.

    Time: 10:00 - 10:50 AM
    Location: Hilton Hawaiian Village Beach Resort and Spa, Seventh Floor - Mid-Pacific Conference Center, South Pacific Ballroom II
    Press Release:

* Offenders in Most Online Child Sex Abuse Cases that Result in Arrests don't Deceive Victims of their Intent - Findings from national sampling of law enforcement agencies indicates that current prevention efforts emphasizing on-line deception may be missing the mark.

    Time: 11:00 - 11:50 AM
    Location: Hawaii Convention Center, Level 3 - Meeting Rooms, Meeting Room 302B
    Press Release:

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    Last reviewed: By John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on 21 Feb 2009
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