ERIC Number: ED050974
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Research and Training Opportunities for Psychologists in the Population Area.
Newman, Sidney H.
Population research and training opportunities for psychologists are enumerated in this speech by Dr. Sidney Newman, a behavioral scientist administrator at the Center for Population Research. It was presented to the symposium on "Psychology and Population: Evolving Trends" at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Miami Beach, Florida, September, 1970. He points out that although few psychologists had been interested in psychosocial research on population problems prior to 1960, the impetus of the federal government in establishing population related programs in the late sixties has encouraged more scientists to enter the population field or increase their activities in it. Eleven problem areas to which psychologists can make a contribution are identified. In addition, opportunities involving research training programs, and conferences in behavioral aspects of population, family planning, and reproduction are described together with the avenues for achieving them. Reference sources are also provided. Dr. Newman concludes that because the study of population problems is multidisciplinary, psychologists are provided unlimited opportunities in the population area. (BL)
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Authoring Institution: National Inst. of Child Health and Human Development (NIH), Bethesda, MD.
Note: Presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Psychological Association, Miami Beach, Florida, September 1970