Silliness from the APS

Just arrived in my mail, this silly announcement (from the Association for Psychological Science) of a birthday today:

For his birthday wish, all William James wants is for you to submit a poster for the 2015 APS Convention. Make his wish come true and submit before January 31.

At APS, you’ll also have a chance to meet the recipients of this year’s William James Fellow Award who will each deliver a special address at the APS Convention in May: Michael S. Gazzaniga, University of California, Santa Barbara; Susan Goldin-Meadow, University of Chicago; Joseph E. LeDoux, New York University; Timothy D. Wilson, University of Virginia

Just in case you don’t know about William James, here’s the brief version from Wikipedia:

William James (January 11, 1842 – August 26, 1910) was an American philosopher and psychologist who was also trained as a physician. The first educator to offer a psychology course in the United States, James was one of the leading thinkers of the late nineteenth century and is believed by many to be one of the most influential philosophers the United States has ever produced, while others have labelled him the “Father of American psychology”.

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