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APA 2018 Convention Archive

San Francisco, CA (August 9-12, 2018)

2018 Award Recipients

2018 Dissertation Research Grants

Nidia Ruedas-Gracia (Stanford University)
Association between Belonging and Academic Performance among First-Generation/Low-Income College Students.

Sierra Eisen (University of Virginia)
The role of play and adult guidance in children’s spatial development.


2017 Outstanding Article Award

Naomi E. Winstone, Robert A. Nash, Michael Parker, & James Rowntree

Supporting learners’ agentic engagement with feedback: A systematic review and a taxonomy of recipience processes.


2018 Student Poster Award Winners

Alyssa Emery (Ohio State University)
Epistemic Emotions and Perceived Competence in Students With and Without Disabilities in Science

Ashley Vaughn (University of Cincinnati)
Establishing Credibility in Refutational Texts for Conceptual Change


2018 Presidential Address

Dr. Bonnie J.F. Meyer delivers her 2018 Presidential Address, entitled “Development, Impact, and Outreach of the Text Structure Strategy to Boost Reading Comprehension.”

Those interested will find a PDF of Dr. Meyer’s full slides here.

We thank Dr. Meyer for several years of service in her leadership role, and for an ongoing career of extraordinary contributions to the field!


Division 15 would like to extend our heartfelt appreciation to Program Chairs Rayne Sperling and Peggy Van Meter for their tireless efforts in organizing this year’s meeting. We’d also like to thank all who contributed proposals (and helped review!), as well as those in attendance for Division 15’s events. Finally, we’d like to thank Past President E. Michael Nussbaum for his leadership and vision during a wonderful year of work!