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Psychonomic Society Leading Edge Workshops
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Psychonomic Society Leading Edge Workshops advance knowledge and understanding by bringing together senior scientists and early career investigators to examine the most innovative cognitive science. The main applicant must be a Member, Fellow or Emeritus member of the Society. Funding available.

2020 Call for Proposals
Closed (May 31, 2019)

The general strategic goals for this initiative are to:

  1. Advance scientific knowledge and understanding of major, broad and contemporary topics within the remit of the Psychonomic Society and its journals
  2. Bring special symposia to PS members at a meeting of the Society and generate special sections/issues of PS journals based on the outcome of each workshop
  3. Facilitate involvement of early career researchers in PS activities
  4. Facilitate greater involvement in PS activities of PS members who are based outside of North America
  5. Facilitate interaction between PS members and scientists with cognate interests who are not members of the Society
  6. Facilitate scientific advancement of topics that might be of interest to policy makers and the general public as well as to PS scientists

The first two strategic goals above are essential for all workshops. Proposals need not fulfill all of the remaining goals, but a major criterion for evaluation will be the extent to which a proposal addresses the goals that it selects for inclusion.


2020 Workshop Committee

 John Dunlosky
Kent State
University, USA

Bernhard Hommel
University of
The Netherlands

Nora Newcombe
Temple University, 

 Valerie Reyna
Cornell University, 

2018 Leading Edge Workshop

Time for Action: Reaching for a Better
Understanding of the Dynamics of Cognition

Joo-Hyun Song
, Brown University, USA
Timothy Welsh
, University of Toronto, Canada

2017 Leading Edge Workshop

Beyond the Lab: Using Big Data to Discover Principles of Cognition

Special Issue: Beyond the Lab: Using Big Data to Discover  Principles of Cognition

Gary Lupyan, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA
Rob Goldstone, Indiana University Bloomington, USA

2016 Leading Edge Workshop

The Evolutionary and Psychological
Significance of Play

In honor of Stanley A. Kuczaj, II

Lance Miller, Chicago Zoological Society - Brookfield Zoo, USA
Alex de Voogt, American Museum of Natural History in New York, USA

A special issue on this topic is planned for Learning & Behavior in 2017.

2015 Leading Edge Workshop

The Process of Explanation

Special Issue: Psychonomic Bulletin & Review

Andrei Cimpian, University of Illinois, USA


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