Division News

Visit the Division Services website for the latest division membership statistics. We have recently added a link to the annual membership totals for each division, including the percentages for men and women.

CODAPAR Breakfast at Toronto Convention Provides Answers for Divisions

By Laura Anibal Braceland, Division Services Office

Division presidents joined APA CEO Norman Anderson, COO Mike Honaker, and Board of Convention Affairs (BCA) Chair Brian Wilcox for breakfast and discussion of division goals. The breakfast was sponsored by the Committee on Division/APA Relations (CODAPAR) to give the division presidents a chance to meet with their CODAPAR representatives, along with an opportunity to ask questions about division interests.

CODAPAR chairperson Keith Yeates began the breakfast by introducing Norman Anderson, who spoke about his goals for the organization. His four aims were a) increasing revenue for APA without raising member dues, b) increasing the impact of psychology in the world, c) increasing diversity within the field of psychology, and d) taking care of the APA employees by continuing to make APA a great place to work. He noted that one way of increasing revenue is by increasing membership retention. It is loosely estimated (it being difficult to be sure of having all the information) that about 80 to 85% of psychologists are or have been APA members. An analysis of current and former members and selected characteristics [click here to view this report] revealed that those who resign from APA are much less likely to be a member of a division than those who remain with the association. This strongly underscores the importance of divisions in APA and division member recruitment. It was noted that divisions have access to information on members’ current major field, which can possibly indicate a fit with certain divisions. Divisions can obtain mailing labels for recruitment mailings based on major field.

Another key issue in membership recruitment and retention is holding the interest of younger professionals. Membership numbers (for all membership categories) currently fluctuate somewhere between 150,000 and 155,000. When examining resignation rates, it is clear that the highest relative number of resignations occurs within the first 3 –5 years after joining. It is clear that new efforts are needed to maintain the membership on new professionals. This would be another area where divisions could help with increasing interest in APA. Another strategy suggested was using the APA Monitor on Psychology to highlight new psychologists and their involvement in APA. CODAPAR member Ilene Serlin pointed out that the APA/Division Dialogue is another way to draw attention to members and ideas.

In relation to the latter points, a division president asked about bringing the attention of the media to specific division members and activities. Dr. Anderson agreed this is something that he would like to do, and mentioned joint division projects, such as the work of nine divisions on a recent amicus brief. He appealed to divisions to provide him with their expertise and personal knowledge of field experts in all areas of psychology.

Another attendee revealed that he wasn’t certain what Division Services does for the divisions. Dr. Yeates urged anyone with these questions to get in touch with Sarah Jordan or Keith Cooke in the Division Services office [see contact information for Division Services staff by clicking the link to the left]. One of the presidents pointed out that the Division Leadership Conference (DLC) is very helpful in providing information about how APA can help divisions, and said she was glad this meeting would be held next year. She also suggested that past-presidents have much to contribute to this kind of a forum, having gained experience and government contacts through the presidency. There was discussion of having a make-up for the president-elects who did not have an opportunity to attend a DLC because of the budget restrictions this year. Dr. Yeates agreed that this would be great, but pointed out that the planning and reservations that have already been done would probably not allow for a significantly larger amount of attendees.

Brain Wilcox then spoke about BCA plans for improving convention for divisions and attendees. By comparing attendance over time within each city, APA found that a lower percentage of the membership has been attending in recent years. Dr. Wilcox pointed out that convention is another important way to involve members who may not be part of a division.

Changes include the continuing move toward making the submission process completely electronic using several new formats. Dr. Wilcox also acknowledged that the cluster programming that was used in the 2002 convention in Chicago was unpopular with divisions because it took away programming hours. The goal is to strengthen the quality of the programs while allowing for maximum participation. The plan for next year is to encourage voluntary collaboration among divisions who chose their own groupings [A memo on this Cross-Cutting Programming has since gone out to division presidents and president-elects]. Dr. Wilcox said he would see if the deadline for these proposals could be extended. It was also pointed out that a division might put it’s best people and programming into the collaborative projects, only to be left with their second choices if the project was turned down. Dr, Wilcox said he would see about giving the division time to resubmit proposals turned down for the collaboration programming to regular division programming [As of this writing the deadline for both cross-cutting and regular division programming is November 14]. Division presidents were reassured that this format would not take hours from division programs as happened last year; instead, hours were taken from other areas such as the APA president’s or directorates’ programming. Dr. Wilcox asked the attendees to contact him with questions or suggestions [Click here to email Brian Wilcox]. There will be another survey of the clustering program in September.

The format for next year’s convention in Hawaii will be unique because of more limited space and a shorter day format. The facilities in Hawaii are smaller than the usual venues APA obtains, and the programming will run only until 2:00 each day, in acknowledgement of the fact that attendees of the Hawaii conventions generally plan to use the time for vacationing as well as meeting, and attendance for events in the afternoon is characteristically low. This scheduling approach is used by other organizations on trips to Hawaii. Some attendees of the breakfast asked if they could extend programming after 2:00 of they wished, which will be checked into, and asked about social hours. Social hours are held outside the convention center, and so can take place at any time. Someone also asked about providing rooms for each division to avoid costly Hospitality suites. The set-up in Hawaii is a bit different than in most places in that the furniture can’t be moved around to create the informal settings conducive to hospitality suites. Hotel information is not yet officially available from the Convention office, but Dr. Wilcox recommended some less expensive hotels, including the Sheraton Princess Kaiulan, the Hilton Hawaiian Village, and the Sheraton Waikiki.

There were also some general questions about convention planning. It was noted that setting up an LCD projector for Power Point slides is very expensive at convention centers, and someone suggested that APA provide more. Convention center contracts will not allow APA to bring projectors, but the convention office does generally set up about 15 rooms with projectors. When planning a program with computer projections, divisions should be sure that program chairs indicate they will need one of these rooms when submitting programs [Please note that although every effort will be made to schedule these rooms as requested, in order to balance distribution across divisions, the Convention Office cannot guarantee that all request will be granted. In 2004, 10 rooms will be set up with LCD projectors. Computers are not included.]. There was a suggestion that APA avoid holding conventions in Chicago until a nonsmoking ordinance is passed in public buildings. Dr. Wilcox pointed out that cities don’t necessarily welcome APA conventions, as the attendees tend to spend less money than do those in other large organizations, so there is not very much leverage of this kind.

As the meeting drew to a close, David Ballard from APAGS identified himself and invited division presidents to speak with him about student interests and relations in divisions. Many attendees took the opportunity to talk with other division presidents and CODAPAR members before continuing with their Convention schedules.


Division Statistics Online

Visit the Division Services website for the latest division membership statistics. We have recently added a link to the annual membership totals for each division, including the percentages for men and women. You can also find the latest profiles for each division including demographic, educational, employment information as well as membership characteristics and current major fields (http://www.apa.org/about/division/profiles.html).

Check out our usual information such as awards, meetings, calendars, Division Dialogue, membership directory, membership applications, and links to the division sites at the Divisions Homepage. If you have any questions or comments, please drop us a note at Division Services.


An Invitation to Join the Membership Issues Listserv

Division membership recruitment chairs might want to join the Membership Issues listserv, a very informative listserv sponsored by the APA Membership Office. The number of messages is not overwhelming and the notes are very helpful when it comes to understanding issues around membership in APA and the divisions. To give you an idea of what is discussed we have reprinted the most recent note sent out regarding the annual renewal process. Other topics for discussion might include promotional activities, retention strategies and characteristics of APA and division members. Membership chairs may be especially interested, but anyone receiving the Dialogue newsletter is invited to join. If you're interested, please send a note to Keith Cooke.

Here is a note sent to the Membership Issues Listserv by Pat Miyamoto on September 5, 2003:

You are receiving this note as part of the American Psychological Association Membership Issues listserv for which you volunteered or were designated to represent your APA-affiliated organization or APA membership interest program. If you have any changes or requests concerning this listserv's administration please let me know directly by email.

At this time of year several APA Central Office operations are well underway with the annual dues and subscriptions renewal programs. More than 50 discrete retention/renewal efforts are part of these activities spanning the better part of eight months from September into April including statement mailings, reminder postcards, email announcements, and some targeted telemarketing. In fact these activities require our attention year round if you include planning and preparation for the next cycle that occurs April through August.

One piece of advice we offer to those with membership concerns and responsibilities is to plot key activities on a calendar to support such things as dues collection but also to be aware of how, when, and what is being communicated to members throughout the year. Viewing the member contact calendar as a whole, including newsletter and other member communications, you can be sure to support your renewal efforts and organization activities in a timely fashion and stay in constant contact with your members.

MEMBERS. The initial APA full member dues statement mailing is typically in the last week of September. Follow up statements to then unpaid members occur in the first week of December, first week of January, last week of February, and first week of April. Supporting efforts include a mixture of postcard reminders, email notices, reminders and house advertising in APA publications, and some targeted telemarketing on a monthly basis from September through June.

STUDENTS. APA Student Affiliate renewal statements are scheduled for the first week in October, second week in December, third week in January, and last week in February. A mixture of reminder notices are issued to this class on a nearly monthly basis from October through March. Divisions currently maintain their own student records so it is helpful to communicate
clearly and often to students that their divisional affiliations are maintained directly with the division.

OTHER AFFILIATES. APA has a number of other affiliate types including International and High School and Community College Teachers. The renewal efforts for these begin in October and are completed by the end of January.

PAYMENT PERFORMANCE. Over the years APA's member and affiliate dues payment rates have been relatively consistent. In any given year about 84% of full members' dues are paid up, 67% of students are paid, and about 77% of other affiliate types are paid. For full members - in the course of a two-year payment grace period provided in the APA Bylaws - most of the unpaids
restore their payment status so that APA loses only about 5% of its full members to 'automatic resignation due to unpaid dues'.

APA's annual full member payment percentage is on par with other professional societies and our ability to eventually retain 95% is exceptional. Nevertheless, losses make recruitment gains more critical and among association management mavens it is felt that retention is important since it generally costs more to recruit a new member than retain an existing one. Another way to view it is that a continuing member purchases products and services and contributes support in ways beyond dues alone, so one member's loss is greater than any single year's dues payment.
"Retention" is as critical an element to a comprehensive membership program as recruitment and research.

Helpful retention information resources:
American Society of Association Executives: http://www.asaenet.org
Center for Association Leadership: http://www.centeronline.org/knowledge/article.cfm?ID=2253


Welcoming Participation by Student and Early Career Members

For the past 15 years, the American Psychological Association of Graduate Students has been instrumental in urging divisions and state/provincial psychological associations to devote more attention to graduate psychology student needs. In response, many divisions have developed ways to grow their student affiliate populations and to get their students actively involved in division activities by offering them space in the newsletter, providing experienced members as mentors, developing student dissertation and travel awards, etc.

And in 2001, APA established an ad hoc task force on early career professionals for a two-year period to look into the unique situation of new psychologists. The first five years of APA membership are seen as a critical time in a members’ involvement with the association. APA is, therefore, examining early career professionals’ unique needs and determining what benefits and services might be developed to meet those needs. APA recognizes that there is a significant correlation between division membership and retention as APA members. It is thought that new members’ involvement with divisions provides them with a level of comfort and familiarity that is hard to achieve in such a large organization.

In July 2003, the Division Services Office (DSO) was approached by a division interested to know what other divisions are currently doing to involve students and early career professionals in their governing bodies. In response to that inquiry, the DSO conducted a survey of divisions regarding participation by students and early career members on division executive boards.

We asked divisions if they had a designated position for a student and/or early career professional on their board. If they did, we asked if the position was elected or appointed and if the individual was a voting member of the board. Twenty-five divisions responded and their responses are reported in the chart below. Twenty-three of those responding did have a student representative on their board; seven divisions allow the student to vote on division matters.

There is less formalized participation by early career professionals on division boards. But it was clear from the responses that divisions understand the importance of making early career professionals feel welcome in the division and getting them involved in division activities. No division that responded had a special seat for an early career professional but some are considering it. A number of divisions said that they have for a long time urged their early career members to join in committee activities, edit or contribute to the newsletter or act as program chair. Division 12 (Society of Clinical Psychology) has an early career professional seat on the division’s membership committee. Division 47 (Exercise and Sport Psychology) often develops a member-at-large slate made up of early career individuals.

If your division did not respond to the survey yet, it’s not too late. You can send your response to Sarah Jordan. If we get a significant number of additional responses we will publish the results in a future issue of the Dialogue.

Click here to download chart


Council New Business Items from August 2003

The Committee on Division/APA Relations (CODAPAR) provides the following information to division officers to increase the awareness of and opportunity for division input to governance issues that are on the current agendas of APA boards and committees. What follows is a summary of new business items submitted between the close of the February 2003 and August 2003 sessions of Council. The Agenda Planning Group, which is made up of the chairs of APA standing boards, the Committee on the Structure and Function of Council, CODAPAR (representing division interests), the Committee for the Advancement of Professional Practice (representing state/provincial interests) and the American Psychological Association of Graduate Students (APAGS) reviewed the items and referred them to APA groups for consideration.
Divisions are invited to comment on these items. Summary statements for each item appear below, along with a list of the APA boards and committees to which the item was referred. The board or committee appearing in bold has been designated lead group for the item. Division comments on each item should be directed to the lead board or committee at the APA address.

The board/committee acronyms used in the listing are:
BAPPI - Board for the Advancement of Psychology in the Public Interest
BEA - Board of Educational Affairs
BPA - Board of Professional Affairs
BSA - Board of Scientific Affairs
CAPP - Committee for the Advancement of Professional Practice
CIRP - Committee on International Relations in Psychology
CLGBC – Committee on Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Concerns
CODAPAR – Committee on Division/APA Relations
COLI - Committee on Legal Issues
CRSPPP – Commission for the Recognition of Specialties and Proficiencies in Professional Psychology
CSFC - Committee on Structure and Function of Council
CYF – Committee on Children, Youth and Families
CWP – Committee on Women in Psychology
P&P - Policy and Planning Board

Item 27: Establishing a New Committee within the Public Interest Directorate, the Committee on Socioeconomic Status
This item proposes the establishment of a new standing Committee on Socioeconomic Status situated in the Public Interest Directorate. The focus of the committee would be to bring attention to psychological issues related to social class.
Referred to: BAPPI, BPA and P&P

Item 28A: Council Representation for Ethnic Minority Psychological Associations
This item asks the Council consider creating new Council seats for elected representatives of 4 ethnic minority psychological associations (Asian, Black, Native American and Latino/a).
Referred to: CSFC, BAPPI, CODAPAR, COLI and P&P

Item 28B: Proposal for a Task Force on Gender Identity, Gender Variance, and Intersex Conditions
This item concerns “transgender” issues. The recommendation is that APA will establish a task force to 1) determine how APA should address the issues, 2) meet the needs of psychologists and students who identify as transgender, transsexual or intersexed and decide how to develop ongoing dialogue and sensitivity training in this area, 3) review extant APA policies and make recommendations for change as needed, and 4) make recommendations for collaboration with other professional organizations in this area.
Referred to: BAPPI, BPA, BSA, CLGBC and CWP

Item 28C: Public’s Need to Recognize and Identify Specialty Practitioners Who are Board Certified by a Certifying Board Which Meets the Guidelines Promulgated by the Profession/APA
This item recommends that APA develop guidelines or a template that will inform the public and the profession of characteristics of specialty board organizations.
Referred to: BPA, BEA, CAPP, COLI, and CRSPPP

Item 28D: APA Endorsement of Children’s Products
This item asks that a task force be established to investigate the feasibility of developing an endorsement program for children’s products to assist in “healthy product” selection.
Referred to: BAPPI, BEA, CAPP, COLI, CYF and Finance

Item 28E: Funding of 3 Leadership Training Conference on a Yearly Basis
This item recommends that the division and education leadership conferences be reestablished on an annual basis.
Referred to: Finance, BEA, BPA, BSA, CAPP, CODAPAR, and P&P

Item 28F: Public Education Campaign – Psychology is an Empirically Based Profession
This item concerns the scope of the ongoing Public Education Campaign. The item recommends that future efforts include mention that there are research studies to support what psychologists do.
Referred to: CAPP, BAPPI, BEA and BSA

Item 28A: Public Education Campaign Assessment
This item recommends that experts in attitude change and program evaluation be consulted in developing future assessments of the program’s impact.
Referred to: CAPP, BAPPI, BEA and BSA


Congratulations to APA’s newly elected 2004 Initial and Current Fellows

Hats off to the 142 Initial Fellows elected by the Board of Directors and Council of Representatives at this years annual convention. And we send congratulations out to the Current Fellows elected for 2004 as well. The 2004 Initial Fellows will be receiving their certificates from the Membership Committee sometime in October.

A special note to the Division Fellows Chairs, give yourself the edge and get an early start by following these suggestions from the APA Membership Committee: invite your division fellows committee to think about possible nominations, look at the division’s membership roster to identify possible nominees, and for those divisions that depend on nominations from the division’s membership, begin your announcements regarding call for nominations in your division’s newsletter. If you need help or have any questions, please contact Sonja Wiggins in APA’s Central Office at (800) 374-2721 (ext. 5590) or by email.

2004 Initial APA Fellows

Division1/ Society for General Psychology
Margot B. Nadien, PhD
Rolland S. Parker, PhD

Division 2/ Society for the Teaching of Psychology
Janet F. Carlson, PhD
Linda M. Noble, PhD

Division 3/ Experimental Psychology
Barbara H. Basden, PhD
Susan E. Brandon, PhD
Charles Clifton Jr., PhD
Francis T. Durso, PhD
Alinda Friedman, PhD
Joel S. Freund, PhD
Stephen D. Goldinger, PhD
Marvin R. Lamb, PhD
Mark A. McDaniel, PhD
Suparna Rajaram, PhD
Robert E. Remez, PhD
Margaret Shiffrar, PhD
James T. Townsend, PhD
Jonathan Vaughan, PhD
Joseph L. Young, PhD

Division 5/ Evaluation, Measurement and Statistics
James Algina, EdD
Jorge L. Mendoza, PhD
Joseph S. Rossi, PhD

Division 6/ Behavioral Neuroscience and Comparative Psychology
Bernard W. Balleine, PhD
John P. Capitanio, PhD
John F. Disterhoft, PhD
Rafael Klorman, PhD
Mary W. Meagher, PhD
Robert G. Mair, PhD
Stephen A. Maren, PhD
Martin F. Sarter, PhD
George S. Borszcz, PhD

Division 7 Developmental Psychology
P. Lindsay Chase-Lansdale, PhD
E. Mark Cummings, PhD
Marvin Daehler, PhD
Willem Koops, PhD
Brett Laursen, PhD
David J. Lewkowicz, PhD

Division 8/ Society for Personality and Social Psychology
Kalman J. Kaplan, PhD
Dacher Keltner, PhD
Douglas T. Kenrick, PhD
Hazel Rose Markus, PhD
Steven L. Neuberg, PhD
Carolyn Sansone, PhD
Kipling D. Williams, PhD

Division 9/ Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues – SPSSI
Richard Clement, PhD

Division 12/ Society of Clinical Psychology
Paula E. Hartman-Stein, PhD
Rick E. Ingram, PhD
Mark Allen Reinecke, PhD
M. David Rudd, PhD
Richard J. Seime, PhD

Division 13/ Society of Consulting Psychology
Kenneth H. Bradt, PhD
Jody L. Newman, PhD

Division 14/ Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology
Adrienne Colella, PhD
Jeffrey R. Edwards, PhD
Herbert G. Heneman III, PhD
Todd J. Maurer, PhD
Cynthia D. McCauley, PhD
Lynn R. Offermann, PhD
Belle Rose Ragins, PhD
Craig J. Russell, PhD
Sandra J. Wayne, PhD

Division 15/ Educational Psychology
Linda Baker, PhD
Frank Pajares, PhD

Division 16/ School Psychology
Steven G. Little, PhD
Nancy L. Waldron, PhD

Division 17/ Society of Counseling Psychology
Douglas L. Epperson, PhD
Mary A. Fukuyama, PhD
William D. Parham, PhD
Ruperto M. Perez, PhD
Jeffrey P. Prince, PhD

Division 18/ Psychologists in Public Service
Stephen R. Band, PhD
James N. Breckenridge, PhD
Beth Hudnall Stamm, PhD
Karen E. Kirkhart, PhD
Judith E. Patterson, PhD

Division 19/ Military Psychology
Jane M. Arabian, PhD
Paul T. Bartone, PhD
Michael G. Rumsey, PhD

Division 20/ Adult Development and Aging
Jacqui Smith, PhD

Division 22/ Rehabilitation Psychology
Charles H. Bombardier, PhD
Keith D. Cicerone, PhD
Catherine A. Mateer, PhD

Division 23/ Society for Consumer Psychology
Joseph W. Alba, PhD

Division 25/ Division of Behavior Analysis
William J. McIlvane, PhD
Barbara A. Wanchisen, PhD

Division 26/ History of Psychology
David B. Baker, PhD
Katharine S. Milar, PhD

Division 27/ Society for Community Research and Action: Division of Community Psychology
Rebecca Campbell, PhD

Division 28/ Psychopharmacology and Substance Abuse
Donald M. Dougherty, PhD
Mark Fillmore, PhD
Theresa Dea Hernandez, PhD
Mary E. McCaul, PhD
Friedbert Weiss, PhD

Division 30/ Society of Psychological Hypnosis
Gary R. Elkins, PhD

Division 31/ State Psychological Association Affairs
Scott S. Meit, PsyD
Katherine C. Nordal, PhD

Division 32/ Humanistic Psychology
Scott D. Churchill, PhD

Division 35/ Society for the Psychology of Women
Fanny Mui-ching Cheung, PhD
Lynn H. Collins, PhD

Division 37/ Child, Youth, and Family Services
Mark J. Chaffin, PhD
Joann H. Grayson, PhD
Robin H. Gurwitch, PhD
Susan P. Limber, PhD
Robert D. Lyman, PhD
Laura A. Nabors, PhD

Division 38/ Health Psychology
Carolyn E. Cutrona, PhD
Karina W. Davidson, PhD
John L. Reeves II, PhD
Beverly E. Thorn, PhD

Division 39/ Psychoanalysis
Lewis Aron, PhD
Sophie L. Lovinger, PhD

Division 40/ Clinical Neuropsychology
Jacobus Donders, PhD
Jill S. Fischer, PhD
Lisa J. Rapport, PhD
Joseph H. Ricker, PhD

Division 41/ American Psychology-Law Society
Saul Kassin, PhD
Randy K. Otto, PhD

Division 42/ Psychologists in Independent Practice
Ellen K. Baker, PhD
Elizabeth K. Carll, PhD
Leland H. Lipp, PhD
Elaine Rodino, PhD
Tommy T. Stigall, PhD
George P. Taylor, PhD

Division 43/ Family Psychology
Susan M. Johnson-Douglas, EdD

Division 44/ Society for the Psychological Study of Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Issues
Brian R. Rosser, PhD

Division 48/ Society for the Study of Peace, Conflict and Violence: Peace Psychology
Ronald J. Fisher, PhD

Division 49/ Group Psychology and Group Psychotherapy
Richard L. Hayes, EdD
Lynn S. Rapin, PhD

Division 51/ Society for the Psychological Study of Men and Masculinity
James F. Dean, PhD
Donald R. McCreary, PhD
Fredric Rabinowitz, PhD

Division 52/ International Psychology
Harold Cook, PhD
Mark L. Savickas, PhD
Peter R. Walker, PhD

Division 53/ Society of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology
Wendy K. Silverman, PhD
Carolyn Webster-Stratton, PhD

Division 54/ Society of Pediatric Psychology
Scott W. Powers, PhD
Michael A. Rapoff, PhD

Division 55/ American Society for the Advancement of Pharmacotherapy
E. Mario Marquez, PhD
Robert E. McGrath, PhD
Matthew B.R. Nessetti, PhD
Deanna F. Yates, PhD

2004 Current APA Fellows

Division 1/ Society for General Psychology
Sven Ingmar Andersson, PhD
Vytautas J. Bieliauskas, PhD
Mae Lee Billet Ziskin, PhD
Bruce Bongar, PhD
Arline Bronzaft, PhD
William F. Buskist, PhD
Samuel M. Cameron, PhD
Laura L. Carstensen, PhD
Anna Laura Comunian, PhD
Nicholas A. Cummings, PhD
Peter R. Killeen, PhD
Gerald Paul Koocher, PhD
Ivan Kos, PhD
Michael Lewis, PhD
Roger L. Mellgren, PhD
Allan F. Mirsky, PhD
John C. Norcross, PhD
Ann Marie O’Roark, PhD
Ross D. Parke, PhD
Antonio E. Puente, PhD
Michael C. Roberts, PhD
K. Warner Schaie, PhD
Paul F. Secord, PhD
Charles T. Snowdon, PhD
Susan K. Whitbourne, PhD
Sam L. Witryol, PhD

Division 2/ Society for the Teaching of Psychology
Arnold S. Kahn, PhD
C. Eugene Walker, PhD

Division 3/ Experimental Psychology
Charles L. Brewer, PhD
Merry Bullock, PhD
William V. Dube, PhD
Frank Farley, PhD
Raymond Fowler, PhD
Mark Galizio, PhD
Eugene S. Golin, PhD
Gail Goodman, PhD
Barry Gordon, PhD
William S. Hall, PhD
Fred J. Helmstetter. PhD
William J. Hoyer. PhD
John M. Kennedy, PhD
Stanley Kuczaj, PhD
Donald J. Levis, PhD
Gordon D. Logan, PhD
Keith Nelson, PhD
Linda Parker, PhD
George W. Rebok, PhD
Mary Reuder, PhD
John Rieser, PhD
David l. Rosenhan, PhD
Paul Schnur, PhD
Fred Stollnitz, PhD
Arlene Walker Andrews, PhD

Division 6/ Behavioral Neuroscience and Comparative Psychology
Peter D. Balsam, PhD
Susan E. Brandon, PhD
Robert G. Cook, PhD
Nancy K. Dess, PhD
Miriam F. Kelty, PhD
Marvin R. Lamb, PhD

Division 7/ Developmental Psychology
Mary Brabeck, PhD
Calire Golomb, PhD
Jean S. Phinney, PhD

Division 8/ Society for Personality and Social Psychology
Connie C. Duncan, PhD
William Graziano, PhD
Saul Kassin, PhD
John Kihlstrom, PhD
Steven J. Sherman, PhD
Keith Stanovich, PhD
Janet Swim, PhD

Division / Society of Clinical Psychology
Les Greene, PhD
Larry C. James, PhD
Sharon Rae Jenkins, PhD
Nadine Kaslow, PhD
Dale McNiel, PhD
Bruce Wampold, PhD

Division 14/ Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology
Louise Fitzgerald, PhD

Division 15/ Educational Psychology
Diane Halpern, PhD
Scott Paris, PhD

Division 17/ Counseling Psychology
Robert H. McPherson, PhD

Division 22/ Rehabilitation Psychology
John Deluca, PhD
Jacobus Donders, PhD
David Gray, PhD
Scott Millis, PhD
Barbara Uzzell, PhD

Division 32/ Humanistic Psychology
Kenneth Gergen, PhD
Donald Polkinghorne, PhD
Mary Reuder, PhD
Louis Sass, PhD
Brent Slife, PhD

Division 33/ Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities
V. M. Durand, PhD
Gina Green, PhD
Katherine Loveland, PhD
Todd Risley, PhD

Division 35/ Society for the Psychology of Women
Asuncion M. Austeria, PhD
Linda J. Beckman, PhD
Elizabeth Davis Russell, PhD
Ruth Fassinger, PhD
Judith Glassgold, PhD
Carol Goodheart, EdD
Ronald Levant, EdD
Laura Toomey, PhD
Diane Willis, PhD

Division 38/ Health Psychology
Lisa L. Harlow, PhD
William E. Haley, PhD
Gwendolyn Puryear Keita, PhD

Division 40/ Clinical Neuropsychology
Connie C. Duncan, PhD
Thomas L. Bennett, PhD

Division 41/ American Psychology-Law Society
Bette Bottoms, PhD

Division 42/ Psychologists in Independent Practice
Jerry R. Grammer, PhD
Lisa R. Grossman, PhD
Doug Haldeman, PhD

Division 43/ Family Psychology
Laura S. Brown, PhD
Dorothy W. Cantor, PsyD
Doug Haldeman, PhD
Charlotte J. Patterson, PhD
Carole A. Rayburn, PhD
Cal D. Stoltenberg, PhD
Hendrika Vande Kemp, PhD

Division 44/ Society for the Psychological Study of Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Issues
Frank Y. Wong, PhD

Division 45/ Society for the Psychological Study of Ethnic Minority Issues
William D. Parham, PhD

Division 46/ Media Psychology
Elizabeth Carll, PhD
Ronald F. Levant, EdD
James H. Bray, PhD
Louis A. Perrott, PhD

Division 49/ Group Psychology and Group Psychotherapy
Irwin Hyman, PhD
Denis Kivlighan, PhD
Lee Mathews, PhD

Division 50/ Addictions
Martin Iguchi, PhD

Division 54/ Society of Pediatric Psychology
Marilyn Stern, PhD
Carol K. Whalen, PhD

 

APA to Launch PsycExtra Database

Dear Colleague:

APA is launching a new database—PsycEXTRA—to bring together important professional content that often does not get widespread attention. PsycEXTRA will include materials such as the following:

  • Newsletters

  • White Papers

  • Policy Papers or Standards

  • Consumer Brochures or Pamphlets

  • Newspapers and Magazines

  • Fact Sheets

  • Reports, such as Annual, Progress, Research, or Technical

Librarians call these and other similar publications “gray” or “fugitive” literature because they are often very hard to find. They generally are not indexed in products such as APA’s well known scholarly database PsycINFO, so they do not come to the attention of scholars and researchers who would find them very useful.

Given your close affiliation with the American Psychological Association, we think it is especially important that your newsletters are included in PsycEXTRA. In many cases, we will be starting with current issues or publications, but your newsletter is so key to psychology, we would like to include as many back issues as possible. We also invite you to provide the full text content of any other “gray” literature related to the behavioral sciences or health.

PsycEXTRA will link librarians and information professionals, as well as clinicians, consumers, policy-makers, and researchers, to a variety of gray information sources covering psychology, behavioral sciences, and health. The potential users of PsycEXTRA will include major research libraries, public libraries, community colleges, community mental health centers, hospitals, major psychological associations, researchers, and even the general public.

APA is widely known for outstanding quality in electronic and print products. Our products are among the most well used in any library or research setting, often the most widely used on a campus. We are market leaders in the delivery of psychology information. Including your organization’s content in PsycEXTRA will ensure that you are associated with the best psychological databases in the world. We will bring your content to the attention of a very wide audience, many of whom may not yet currently have easy access to it. We can link the users of PsycEXTRA directly to your URL for more information.

In addition, by including your full-text content in PsycEXTRA, we will help preserve it for the future. In essence, PsycEXTRA will be your archive for the materials that we select for inclusion in this new database. You will have exclusive access by password to your own content in this archive through a link from the page where you register content to the database.

We will launch PsycEXTRA in January 2004 with approximately 50,000-60,000 records. The database will be updated on a weekly basis and available on an annual site license from APA and one vendor partner. For the first year, we project more than 400 institutional subscribers in addition to nearly 10,000 individual subscribers through APA membership.

For more information on PsycEXTRA and to sign up to get your content included, please go to http://psycextra.apa.org/. Among the information there, you will find a web form to record the documents you want to provide. Once you’ve completed your submissions, we’ll forward a coverage agreement for your signature to be faxed back to us. Then you just need to supply the content, and we’ll take care of the details of the precise classification and indexing that will make your content easy to identify in PsycEXTRA.

We look forward to working with you on this exciting new venture. If you have questions, please feel free to email me.

Sincerely,

Linda Beebe
Senior Director, PsycINFO


Personality and Work is Newest I-O Psychology Module in Guide Series

The role of personality in the workplace is the latest addition to the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology’s Instructor Guide Series. The series provides teachers of introductory psychology courses assistance in finding custom-made material that integrates industrial-organizational psychology into their curricula I-O psychology is the branch of psychology whose members study and apply scientific principles concerning people in the workplace.

SIOP, which is Division 14 of the American Psychological Association, has created the series of learning modules, which are designed to complement many of the topics typically covered in introductory psychology courses.

The “Personality and Work” course covers such areas as how personality impacts job performance and other work-related outcomes and how managers use personality assessment as a hiring and developmental tool. It brings to 15 the number of learning modules that SIOP’s Education and Training Committee has created.

Each module is a downloadable Powerpoint file that contains approximately 40 minutes of lecture material, along with 10-minute small-group classroom exercises. Also included are background information and key references for each topic, materials intended to make it easier for the instructor to prepare for the unit.

The instructor’s guide can be accessed on the Internet at http://www.siop.org Just click on “Publications” and go to “Instructor’s Guide for Introducing I-O Psychology in Introductory Psychology.”

Other modules cover such areas as leadership and gender stereotypes, workplace diversity, evaluating work performance, sexual harassment and work teams.

“These are self-contained courses and easy to use,” said SIOP member Dr. Todd Harris, the Director of Research for Praendex, Inc., located in Wellesley, MA. “SIOP’s goal is to assist faculty in introducing students to I-O psychology as part of their courses.”

He noted that SIOP’s Education and Training Committee, in developing the instructor’s guide, focused on three guiding themes. “Those include I-O psychologists helping employers deal with employees fairly, making jobs more interesting and satisfying, and helping workers to be more productive,” Harris said.

And, he noted, SIOP is developing new modules to make the Instructor’s Guide Series even more useful for faculty.

For further information, contact Harris at 781-235-8872 ext. 113 or by email.