Volume 8, Number 2

January, 2004

Submissions Welcome!

The Editors encourage submission of any announcements, and/or letters to the editors, regarding psychological science. 

Comments on the content and presentation of the newsletter are also appreciated.

Submit to:


Editors, The Experimental Psychology Bulletin

Kristi S. Multhaup

Davidson College

(704) 894-2008


Mark E. Faust

Univ. of North Carolina at Charlotte

(704) 687-3564


 Humor Needed…

Why waste your time subjecting your family and friends to your humor when you can elicit guffaws from your colleagues?  Send us your science related humor: krmulthaup@davidson.edu 

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Division Representatives



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University of Colorado

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Thomas R. Zentall

University of Kentucky

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Past President

Randall W. Engle

Georgia Institute of Technology

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David S. Gorfein

University of Texas at Arlington

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Charles L. Brewer

Furman University

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Members-At-Large of the Executive Committee

Ralph R. Miller (8/04-07)

Binghamton Univ., SUNY

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Nelson Cowan (8/04-07)

University of Missouri

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Veronica J. Dark (8/03-06)

Iowa State University

(515) 294-1688


Thomas R. Zentall (8/03-06)

University of Kentucky

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Earl B. Hunt (8/02-05)

University of Washington

(206) 543-8995


Judith F. Kroll (8/02-05)

Pennsylvania State University

(814) 863-0126


Representative to APA Council

Lewis P. Lipsitt (8/04-07)

Brown University

(401) 863-2332


Emanuel E. Donchin (8/03-06)

University of Illinois

(217) 333-9536


Board of Directors

J. Bruce Overmier

University of Minnesota

(612) 625-1835


Committee Chairs

James H. Neely (Awards)

SUNY at Alabany

(518) 442-5013


Mark H. Ashcraft (Fellows)

Cleveland State University

(216) 687-2545


Randall W. Engle (Membership)

Georgia Institute of Technology

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Sharon L. Armstrong (Program)

LaSalle University

(215) 951-1297


Deborah Clawson (Program)

Catholic University of America

(202) 319-6263







Grants, Special Issues, Awards, etc.


Call for Papers

Special issue of the Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology:

Child Abandonment

Guest Editor: Charles A. Nelson, University of Minnesota

Despite the proliferation of governmental and non-governmental organizations charged with child health and development, child abandonment remains a problem in many parts of the world. Children are abandoned for a variety of reasons, including parental loss due to war (e.g., Iraq, Afghanistan), illness (e.g., death due to AIDS, such as Africa), terrorism (e.g., Oklahoma City bombing; 911; Madrid bombing), or accidents (e.g., car accident); parental absence due to poverty (e.g., Eastern Europe) or lack of resources (e.g., teenage mothers in the United States); and mental health problems.  This special issue will focus on research on the sequelae of such abandonment - specifically, the effects of abandonment on child development.

        Deadline for submission is 15 September 2004

Manuscripts may be submitted by email: jadp@lafayette.edu  with subject heading "Nelson Special Issue" or by mail (3 copies) to Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology Office ; Department of Psychology ; Lafayette College ; Oechsle Hall ; Easton, PA 18042-1781 USA, with a cover letter indicating the special issue.

Inquires should be directed to Dr. Charles Nelson, Institute of Child Development, University of Minnesota, 51 East River Road, Minneapolis, MN  55455; e-mail address: canelson@umn.edu

Papers should conform to the author guidelines, which can be found at http://authors.elsevier.com/Journal/jappdp 




American Psychological Foundation

Gold Medal Awards

American Psychological Foundation

Gold Medal Awards


The American Psychological Foundation (APF) invites nominations for the APF 2005 Gold Medal awards.  The awards include a medal, $2,000 (to be donated by APF to the charitable institution of the winner’s choice), and an all-expense-paid trip for the award winner and one guest to the 2005 APA convention in Washington, DC, for two nights and three days. (Coach round-trip airfare, and reasonable expenses for accommodations, and meals for two individuals will be reimbursed.)  The Gold Medal awards recognize life achievement in and enduring contributions to psychology.  Eligibility is limited to psychologists 65 years or older residing in North America.  Awards are conferred in four categories:

Gold Medal Award for Life Achievement in the Science of Psychology recognizes a distinguished career and enduring contribution to advancing psychological science. 

Gold Medal Award for Life Achievement in the Application of Psychology recognizes a distinguished career and enduring contribution to advancing the application of psychology through methods, research, and/or application of psychological techniques to important practical problems.

Gold Medal Award for Enduring Contribution by a Psychologist in the Public Interest recognizes a distinguished career and enduring contribution to the application of psychology in the public interest.  

Gold Medal Award for Life Achievement in the Practice of Psychology recognizes a distinguished career and enduring contribution to advancing the professional practice of psychology through a demonstrable effect on patterns of service delivery in the profession.

Nomination Process:  Gold medal award nominations should indicate the specific award for which the individual is nominated and should include a nomination statement that traces the nominee's cumulative record of enduring contribution to the purpose of the award, as well as the nominee's current vita and bibliography. Letters in support of the nomination are also welcome. All nomination materials should be coordinated and collected by the chief nominator and forwarded together in one package. (Note: There is no nomination form.)

The deadline for receipt of complete nomination materials is December 1, 2004; complete nomination packets should be mailed to the Gold Medal Awards Coordinator, American Psychological Foundation, 750 First Street, NE, Washington, DC 20002-4242.




American Psychological Foundation

Charles L. Brewer Distinguished Teaching of Psychology Award


The American Psychological Foundation (APF) invites nominations for the APF 2005 Charles L. Brewer Distinguished Teaching of Psychology Award.


The Award:
The awardee receives a plaque, a $2,000 check, and a two-night, three-day, all-expenses- paid trip to the American Psychological Association's (APA) 2005 annual convention, in Washington, DC, where the award will be presented. 


The award recognizes a career contribution to the teaching of psychology. The APF Teaching Subcommittee selects a psychologist for the award who has demonstrated:

  • Exemplary performance as a classroom teacher;

  • Development of innovative curricula and courses;

  • Development of effective teaching methods and/or materials;

  • Teaching of advanced research methods and practice in psychology;                       and/or,

  • Administrative facilitation of teaching;

  • Research on teaching;

  • Training of teachers of psychology;

  • Evidence of influence as a teacher of students who become psychologists.

Application Process:


APF provides nomination forms. Nominations should include the form, a statement that illustrates how the nominee fulfills the guidelines of the award, and the nominee's current vita and bibliography. Letters in support of the nomination are welcome. All materials should be coordinated and collected by the chief nominator and forwarded to APF at the same time.


The deadline for receipt of materials is December 1, 2004. Requests for nomination forms and completed nomination packets should be mailed to the APF Charles L. Brewer Teaching Award Coordinator, 750 First Street, NE, Washington, DC, 20002-4242. Requests for nomination forms may also be sent to foundation@apa.org.






Early Research Awards

The APA Science Student Council is proud to introduce an annual competition for early (i.e., pre-doctoral) research. The purpose of the program is to reward an outstanding student research project completed before the dissertation. In 2004, two $1,000 awards will be granted: $1,000 for an award in basic science, and $1,000 for applied.

Details and applications are here:


APA Dissertation Research Awards

The Science Directorate of the American Psychological Association sponsors an annual competition for dissertation research funding. The purpose of the Dissertation Research Award program is to assist science-oriented doctoral students of psychology with research costs. In 2004, the Science Directorate will grant two $5,000 awards, five $3,000 awards, and twenty-five $1,000 awards to the students whose dissertation research reflects excellence in scientific psychology.


APF/Todd E. Husted Memorial Award

Additionally, the Directorate is pleased to announce that it will administer on behalf of the American Psychological Foundation the fifth annual APF/Todd E. Husted Memorial Award. This is a single award in the amount of $1,000 for the dissertation research that indicates the most potential to contribute toward the development and improvement of mental illness services for those with severe and persistent mental illness. Applicants for the Husted Award must meet the same eligibility requirements as the Dissertation Research Awards. A panel of experts on the serious mental illnesses will select the awardee.

Details and applications are here:

You may direct any questions about these awards to scistudent@apa.org.




Announcement: Field Initiated Evaluations of Education Interventions


The U.S. Department of Education’s Institute of Education Sciences (Institute) invites applications for Field-Initiated Evaluations of Education Interventions. Interventions are programs, products, practices, or policies that can be adopted by multiple schools and districts. The grants will fund efficacy trials of pre-Kindergarten through Grade 12 interventions designed to improve academic outcomes (e.g., student achievement, high school graduation, grades) and other student behaviors that have a direct impact on academic outcomes (e.g., attendance, drug use, conduct, education plans and aspirations, course taking, studying). The purpose of an efficacy trial is to rigorously test a promising intervention within a small number of education settings (e.g., classrooms or schools). Interventions appropriate for study are interventions that are fully developed, deployed in an education setting, replicable, and for which a strong case can be made that knowing the efficacy of the intervention would have important implications for practice and policy. Because the evaluations will focus on identifying the causal effects of educational interventions, studies in which the subjects of the interventions (e.g., schools, teachers, or students) are randomly assigned to treatment and control conditions are strongly preferred. A high-quality quasi-experimental design may be used only in circumstances in which a randomized trial is not possible.


Typical awards will be from $200,000 to $500,000 per year for up to 3 years.

The Request for Applications is available at http://www.ed.gov/programs/edresearch/applicant.html under “Field Initiated Evaluations of Education Innovations.” Letters of intent are due October 15, 2004, and the deadline for transmittal of applicants is December 16, 2004.


For further information, contact:
Dr. Stefanie Schmidt
Institute of Education Sciences
555 New Jersey Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20208
Email: Stefanie.Schmidt@ed.gov




Subject:  APA Interdivisional Grant Program

Questions?  Troy Booker at tbooker@apa.org.    Email Troy Brooker to get the CALL FOR PROPOSALS and the FORM.  These are NOT attached.


The Committee on Division / APA Relations (CODAPAR) is excited to announce that the Interdivisional Grant Program has been reinstated, beginning January 2005.  At its recent meeting, just two weeks ago at Convention, the APA Council of Representatives voted to include in the 2005 Budget the allocation of $12,500 for the grant program.


With this letter, CODAPAR is making an immediate "Call for Proposals".  The deadline to receive proposals has been set for Friday, September 24, 2004.  We understand that this only allows 6 weeks for divisions to discuss and collaborate; however, we want to ensure that the Committee makes its recommendations to the Board of Directors at its December meeting so that funding for these collaborative projects can be made available at the beginning of 2005.


Over the years, there have been a wide variety of projects that have been funded by the Interdivisional Grants Program.  Proposals have ranged from supporting conferences and workshops to publishing manuals and training materials to identifying specialties in a field of psychology.  Here is a brief list of some of the diverse proposals that have been submitted:

  • Promoting Global Mental Health:  Effective Utilization of the New Media Following Disaster and Terrorism  (Divisions:  46, 52)

  • Sexual Orientation and Mental Health:  Toward Global Perspectives on Practice and Policy (Divisions:  44, 52)

  • Creating Successful Strategies for Promoting Diversity
    (Divisions:  17, 22, 35, 42, 44, 45, 51)

  • A Curriculum for Psychology in Primary Care (Divisions:  12, 38, 42, 43)

  • Gathering Evidence for Effectiveness:  A Conference on Best Practices in Assessment in Psychology Education (Divisions:  2, 15)


In order to facilitate a faster turnaround, CODAPAR encourages identifying a lead division to submit the proposal and having the presidents of other collaborating divisions send an email stating their involvement and support of the project.


If you have any questions about participation in the program or completing the proposal process, please contact Troy Booker at tbooker@apa.org.   Materials may be mailed to the Division Services Office, attention "Interdivisional Grants Program" at the APA address; faxed to: (+1/202) 218-3599 or emailed to Troy.


We look forward to receiving your proposal by the September 24th deadline!