Volume 9, Number 2

September, 2005

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:

krmulthaup@davidson.edu

Editors, The Experimental Psychology Bulletin

Kristi S. Multhaup

Davidson College

(704) 894-2008

krmulthaup@davidson.edu

Mark E. Faust

Univ. of North Carolina at Charlotte

(704) 687-3564

mefaust@uncc.edu

 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

   2005-2006

President

Thomas R. Zentall

University of Kentucky

(859) 257-4076

zentall@uky.edu

President-Elect

Howard Egeth

Johns Hopkins University

(410) 516-7910

egeth@jhu.edu

Past President

Alice Healy

University of Colorado

(303) 492-5032

ahealy@psych.colorado.edu

Secretary-Treasurer

Angelo Santi

Wilfrid Laurier University

(519) 884-0710

asanti@wlu.ca

Historian

Charles L. Brewer

Furman University

(803) 294-3216

charles.brewer@furman.edu

Members-At-Large of the

Executive Committee

Mark A. McDaniel (8/05-08)

Washington University, St. Louis

(314) 935-8030

mmcdanie@wustl.edu

Valerie F. Renya (8/05-08)

Cornell University

(607) 254-1247

vr53@cornell.edu

Nelson Cowan (8/04-07)

University of Missouri

(573) 882-7710

cowann@missouri.edu

Ralph R. Miller (8/04-07)

Binghamton Univ., SUNY

(607) 777-2291

rmiller@binghamton.edu

Mark H. Ashcraft (8/05-06)

UNLV

(702) 895-3305

Mark.Ashcraft@ccmail.nevada.edu

Veronica J. Dark (8/03-06)

Iowa State University

(515) 294-1688

vjdark@iastate.edu

 Representative to APA Council

Lewis P. Lipsitt (8/04-07)

Brown University

(401) 863-2332

Lewis_Lipsitt@Brown.edu

Emanuel E. Donchin (8/03-06)

University of South Florida

(813) 974-0466

donchin@shell.cas.usf.edu

Board of Directors

J. Bruce Overmier

University of Minnesota

(612) 625-1835

psyjbo@tc.umn.edu

Committee Chairs

William D. Timberlake (Awards)

Indiana University

(812) 855-4042

timberla@indiana.edu

Mark H. Ashcraft (Fellows)

UNLV

(702) 895-3305

Mark.Ashcraft@ccmail.nevada.edu

Randall W. Engle (Membership)

Georgia Institute of Technology

(404) 894-8036

randall.engle@psych.gatech.edu

Marvin Lamb (Program)

Cal. State Hayward

(510) 885-3484

marvin.lamb@csueastbay.edu

 

 

 

Announcements

 

 

New Division 3 Officers Elected

The newly elected Division 3 officers are:

President: Howard Egeth

Executive Committee (2 elected to a 3 year term and 1 replacing Tom Zentall who is now President): Mark Ashcraft (8/05-06), Mark McDaniel (8/05-08), Valerie Reyna (8/05-08)

Congratulations to all!


  New Division 3 Committee Chairs

The following members have recently been appointed as Division 3 committee chairs:

     Secretary Treasurer: Angelo Santi

     Program Committee: Marvin Lamb

     Fellows Committee: Linda Parker (commencing 2006)

     Awards Committee: Bill Timberlake

 


  New Division 3 Fellows

The following distinguished experimentalists have recently been awarded Fellow status in Division 3:

Andrew G. Baker
C. Alan Boneau

C. Douglas Creelman
Jonathon Crystal
Peter Dixon
Peter Frensch
Randolph Grace
Elliot Lee Hirshman
William E. Hockley
David W. Martin
Phillip E. Rubin
Michael J. Wenger
Michael E. Young
 

 


  2006 APA Program

[Editor's Note: Click on this link to see APA statement from Norm Anderson on 2006 convention & New Orleans]

Mark your calendar for next year's convention in New Orleans, Louisiana, August 10th - 13th, 2006. Division 3 will again host invited addresses by distinguished researchers and a poster session. Our theme next year will be “Mind, Brain, and Behavior”. We hope to see you there! The deadline for submitting poster abstracts is 11:59 PM, EST, Friday, December 2, 2005; the web address for submitting poster abstracts is:

http://APACustomOut.apa.org/ConvCall

Division 3 program chair for 2006 is Marvin R. Lamb, California State University, East Bay (marvin.lamb@csueastbay.edu).

 


  NIMH Reorganization Statement

In March, the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) updated its website to include a message from Director Tom Insel, MD, further explaining the goals and purposes of the institute's reorganization as well as a new Frequently Asked Questions document for researchers and the public alike.

To read the statement, please click here:
http://www.nimh.nih.gov/about/dirupdate_behavioralresearch.cfm

To read the FAQ sheet on basic research, please click here:
http://www.nimh.nih.gov/about/dirupdate_basicresearch_faq.cfm

 


  2006 Job Announcements

Cognitive Psychology: The Department of Psychology at the University of Delaware (http://w3.psych.udel.edu/) invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in cognitive psychology to commence in Fall 2006. The cognitive group has as its focus spatial cognition and uses behavioral, computational, neuroimaging (i.e., ERP), and developmental methodologies to study visual attention, scene perception, categorization, perceptual organization, and the relation between language and space. Candidates in any area of cognitive psychology will be considered, but we are especially interested in those whose expertise would complement existing strengths and whose research would allow for collaborative relationships among different labs.
Candidates should have a strong record of research and a commitment to teaching undergraduate and graduate students. Applicants should send a vita, reprints, a cover letter stating research and teaching interests, and three letters of reference to Prof. Paul Quinn, Chair, Cognitive Search Committee, Department of Psychology, University of Delaware, Newark, DE 19716. Email inquiries about the position may be sent to any member of the cognitive group (hoffman, intraub, papafragou, or pquinn@psych.udel.edu). The committee will commence review of applications on October 28, 2005. The curriculum vitae and letters of reference shall be shared with departmental faculty. The University of Delaware is an Equal Opportunity Employer which encourages applications from Minority Group Members and Women.

 


Duke University Medical Center

Postdoctoral Research Associate, Cognitive Neuroscience of Aging

 

Postdoctoral research associate position available in the laboratory of Dr. David Madden at the Duke University Medical Center http://www.geri.duke.edu/cogpsych/main.htm.  The lab is located in the Center for the Study of Aging and Human Development, and the research focuses on age-related changes in cognitive function. Ongoing projects are investigating age-related changes in visual selective attention, and memory, using both behavioral methods and neuroimaging (fMRI and diffusion tensor imaging). State of the art imaging facilities are available at the Brain Imaging and Analysis Center, http://www.biac.duke.edu.  A two-year commitment required. Individuals with a recent Ph.D. in psychology or neuroscience, with some background in either human aging or cognitive neuroscience, are encouraged to apply.  Duke University is an equal opportunity employer.

 

Contact information:      

 

David J. Madden, Ph.D.

Box 2980

Duke University Medical Center

Durham, NC 27710

Ph: (919) 660-7537

FAX: (919) 684-8569

Email: djm@geri.duke.edu

 

 

The Department of Psychology of the American University invites applications for a tenure track position in Cognitive, Developmental or Social Psychology at the Assistant Professor level effective Fall, 2006. Responsibilities include teaching and advising undergraduate and graduate students, mentoring women and minority graduate students, supervision of student research, conducting and publishing research and participating in department, college and university service activities. The Department has doctoral programs in Behavior, Cognition and Neuroscience and in Clinical Psychology (APA-accredited) as well as a master’s program in General Psychology. Qualifications include Ph.D., experience in undergraduate teaching and evidence of scholarship and research. Send curriculum vitae, letter describing teaching and research experience, (p)reprints and three letters of recommendation to: Anthony Ahrens, Chair, Search Committee, Department of Psychology, American University, Washington, DC 20016-8062. To ensure full consideration, application materials should be received by October 15th, 2005. American University is an equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action University. Minority and women candidates are encouraged to apply. Position subject to final budgetary approval.

 

 

 

Assistant/Associate Professor of Psychology.  Ph.D. in Psychology and experience in teaching college level courses required. Responsibilities include teaching Introduction to Psychology, Learning, History and Systems, Sensation and Perception, Physiological, Experimental Design and teaching day, evening and off-campus classes as needed. Additional responsibilities include serving on College committees, advising students and performing other duties as assigned.
 

The full announcement is available on the web:  http://www.paine.edu/Jobs.htm.

Pamela J. Thomas, PhD
Assistant Professor and Coordinator
Department of Psychology
Paine College
1235 Fifteenth Street
Augusta, Georgia 30901-3182
706-396-8178-phone; 706-821-8623-FAX
thomaspj@mail.paine.edu 
 

 


Charles L. Brewer Distinguished Teaching of Psychology Award

The American Psychological Foundation (APF) invites nominations for the APF 2006 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) 2006 annual convention, in New Orleans, LA where the award will be presented. 

 Requirements:

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, 2005. 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.

 

 


James McKeen Cattell Sabbatical Awards


For over half a century, the James McKeen Cattell Fund has provided support for the science and the application of psychology. The Fund offers a program of supplementary sabbatical awards ("James McKeen Cattell Fund Fellowships"). These awards supplement the regular sabbatical allowance provided by the recipients' home institutions, to allow an extension of leave-time from one to two semesters. Information on the history of the fund, as well as all application materials, requirements for award eligibility, and a list of previous recipients are available at

http://www.cattell.duke.edu/

The deadline for receipt of applications for sabbaticals intended in the 2005-2006 academic year is December 1, 2005.

Trustees:
Lyle V. Jones, Managing Trustee
Christina L. Williams,  Secretary -Treasurer
Marcia K. Johnson                                
Gregory A. Kimble
Janet T. Spence
 

 


  APA Expert Summit on Immigration

    “Global Realities: Intersections and Transitions”

     February 2, 2006

     

    Through his "focus on family" platform, APA President-Elect Dr. Gerry Koocher plans to spotlight three areas that span all of psychology's constituencies, one of which is: Diversity in Psychology: "Our society is becoming diverse in ways that couldn't have been imagined 20 years ago," says Koocher, noting that not only are minority populations growing, but so are transracial marriages and international adoptions. "Psychology has the potential to help to move America in greater acceptance of multiculturalism."

     Registration: available beginning 9/1/05 at www.Reisman-White.com       

    Earlybird Rate: $135 (before  12/15/05) , Regular and On-Site Rate: $150 ( on or after 12/15/05)

     Confirmed Plenary Speakers:

    Dr. Mary Pipher: Clinical psychologist and an adjunct clinical professor at the University of Nebraska;  NY Times bestselling author of Reviving Ophelia and In the Middle of Everywhere in which she “unites refugees, people who have fled some of the most repressive regimes in the world, with all of us...”

    Dr. Donald J. Hernandez: Professor in the Department of Sociology at the University at Albany (SUNY); had overall responsibility for the National Research Council report titled From Generation to Generation: The Health and Well-Being of Children in Immigrant Families and Children of Immigrants: Health, Adjustment, and Public Assistance

    Dr. Carola Suarez-Orozco: Co-Director of Immigration Studies at NYU and co-author of Children of Immigration and Transformations: Migration, Family Life, and Achievement Motivation Among Latino Adolescents. She is also a co-editor of the award-winning six volume series entitled Interdisciplinary Perspectives on the New Immigration.

     A call for Conference Poster presentations is forthcoming through participating Divisions (Div 12 Section VI, Divisions 12, 16, 17, 29, 35, 37, 39, 42, 43, 45, 48, 51, 52, 53, 54). Check your newsletters for more information.

     Location: St. Anthony- A Wyndham Historic Hotel, 300 East Travis, San Antonio, TX, 78202  (210) 227-4392   Room Rate: $139.00 (single/double) before January 9, 2006

     Co-Sponsors: Ortho; SRCD (Society for Research on Child Development); CEMRRAT-2 (Commission on Ethnic Minority Recruitment, Retention and Training), Division 45- Society for the Psychological Study of Ethnic Minority Issues, Division 35 - Society for the Psychology of Women, Texas Psychological Association

     Summit Co-Chairs: Toy Caldwell-Colbert, PhD – President of Div 45 and Cynthia de las Fuentes, PhD - President of Div 35  

     Continuing Education: Society of Counseling Psychology (Division 17) is approved by the American Psychological Association to offer continuing education for psychologists. Society of Counseling Psychology (Division 17) maintains responsibility for the program.

     

 


  APA Gold Medal Awards

The American Psychological Foundation (APF) invites nominations for the APF 2006 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 2006 APA convention in New Orleans, LA, 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, 2005; complete nomination packets may be emailed to Foundation@apa.org or mailed to the Gold Medal Awards Coordinator, American Psychological Foundation, 750 First Street, NE, Washington, DC 20002-4242.

 


  APA Green & Gray Initiative:

Call for Task Force Members

As part of his presidential initiative Gerry Koocher, PhD plans to establish a task force on "Green and Gray in APA". The goal of the task force is to generate ideas and plans for connecting psychology graduate students and early career psychologists (i.e., "green") with senior psychologists (i.e., "gray") in a range of mentoring relationships that would cut across areas of scientific and professional interests. Activities might lead to generating potential programming appropriate for Divisions and State, Provincial and Territorial Psychological Associations along with diverse educational, research and policy outcomes and web based networking.

 

Nominations for task force members (both "green" and "grey"), including self nominations should be sent to ekaplinski@apa.org

Please include a CV and a statement detailing your interest and experience. We ask that nominations be sent in by September 30 as Dr. Koocher is trying to have the task force meet prior to the end of this year, if possible.

Thank you in advance for your help in getting this initiative going.

Judy A. Strassburger, Executive Director Governance Affairs American Psychological Association

750 First Street, NE Washington, DC 20002-4242
(202) 336-6088
(202) 336-6175 Fax
jstrassburger@apa.org

 


  APA Fellowship Programs Deadlines

2006-2007 APA Congressional Fellowship Program
Deadline 1/2/2006

2006-2007 Catherine Acuff Congressional Fellowship
Deadline 1/2/2006

2006-2007 William A. Bailey Health and Behavior Congressional Fellowship
Deadline 1/2/2006

2006-2007 Educational Assessment Congressional Fellowship
Deadline 1/2/2006

For all see
http://www.apa.org/ppo/fellows/

 


  APA Fellowship Programs Descriptions

THE AMERICAN PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION (APA)

Invites Applications for the

 2006-2007

APA CONGRESSIONAL

FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM

PROGRAM:  Fellows spend one year working as a special legislative assistant on the staff of a member of Congress or congressional committee.  Activities may involve conducting legislative or oversight work, assisting in congressional hearings and debates, and preparing briefs and writing speeches.  Fellows also attend a two-week orientation program on congressional and executive branch operations, which includes guidance in the congressional placement process, and a year-long seminar series on science and public policy issues.  These aspects of the program are administered by the American Association for the Advancement of Science for the APA Fellows and those sponsored by over two dozen other professional societies.

PURPOSE:  To provide psychologists with an invaluable public policy learning experience, to contribute to the more effective use of psychological knowledge in government, and to broaden awareness about the value of psychology-government interaction among psychologists and within the federal government.

CRITERIA:  A prospective Fellow must demonstrate competence in scientific and/or professional psychology.  Fellows must also demonstrate sensitivity toward policy issues and have a strong interest in applying psychological knowledge to the solution of societal problems.  Fellows must be able to work quickly and communicate effectively on a wide variety of topics, and be able to work cooperatively with individuals having diverse viewpoints.  An applicant must be a psychologist, Member of APA, and have a doctorate in psychology or related field, with a minimum of two years of experience post-doctorate preferred.  An applicant must also be a U.S. citizen. 

AWARDS:  APA will sponsor up to six Fellows for a one-year appointment beginning September 1, 2006. Special Fellowships are available for mid-career clinicians and for psychologists with expertise in educational assessment or health and behavior issues, including HIV/AIDS (see separate program announcements).  The Fellowship stipend ranges from $55,000 to $70,000 depending upon years of experience post-doctorate.  Up to $3,500 is allocated per Fellow for relocation to the Washington, D.C., area and for travel expenses during the year.  An additional monthly stipend of $350 is provided for health insurance and/or other Fellowship-related expenses.  Final selection of Fellows will be made in early spring of 2006.

APPLICATION:  Interested psychologists should submit the following materials: (1) a detailed vita providing information about educational background, professional employment and activities, professional publications and presentations, public policy and legislative experience, and committee and advisory group appointments;  (2) a statement of  about 1000 words addressing the applicant's interests in the Fellowship, career goals, contributions the applicant believes he or she can make as a psychologist  to the legislative process, and what the applicant wants to learn from the experience; and (3) three letters  of  reference specifically addressing the applicant's ability to work on Capitol Hill as a special legislative assistant.

 

Application materials should be sent to:

APA Congressional Fellowship Program

Public Policy Office

American Psychological Association

750 First Street, N.E.

Washington, D.C.  20002-4242

The deadline for applications is January 2, 2006.

For additional information about the application process, please contact the APA Public Policy Office at (202) 336-6062 or ppo@apa.org or through the APA Public Policy Web site at http://www.apa.org/ppo/fellows.

 

 

 

 

THE AMERICAN PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION

 Invites Applications for the 2006-2007

CATHERINE ACUFF

CONGRESSIONAL FELLOWSHIP

 

PROGRAM: The American Psychological Association (APA) established the Catherine Acuff Congressional Fellowship in 2000 to honor the memory of Catherine Acuff, Ph.D., and her many valued contributions to the field of psychology and to those it serves.  Consonant with the goals of the APA Congressional Fellowship program, Dr. Acuff was committed to the application of psychological knowledge and expertise to solve larger societal problems.  The Fellow will spend one year working as a special legislative assistant on the staff of a member of Congress or congressional committee.  Activities may involve conducting legislative or oversight work, assisting in congressional hearings and debates, and preparing briefs and writing speeches.  The Fellow will also attend a two-week orientation program on congressional and executive branch operations, which includes guidance in the congressional placement process, and a year-long seminar series on science and public policy issues.  These aspects of the program are administered by the American Association for the Advancement of Science for the APA Fellows and those sponsored by over two dozen other professional societies.

 PURPOSE: To provide mid-career psychologists with an invaluable public policy learning experience, to contribute to

the more effective use of psychological knowledge in government, and to broaden awareness about the value of psychology-government interaction among psychologists and within the federal government.

CRITERIA:  A prospective Fellow must demonstrate competence in scientific and/or professional psychology.  Fellows must also demonstrate sensitivity toward policy issues and have a strong interest in applying psychological knowledge to the solution of societal problems.  Fellows must be able to work quickly and communicate effectively on a wide variety of topics, and be able to work cooperatively with individuals having diverse viewpoints.  An applicant must be a psychologist, Member of APA, and have a doctorate in psychology or related field, with a minimum of five years of experience post-doctorate.    An applicant must also be a U.S. citizen.

AWARD:  APA will sponsor one Fellow for a one-year appointment beginning September 1, 2006.  The Fellowship stipend ranges from $65,000 to $70,000, depending upon years of post-doctorate experience. Up to $3,500 is allocated for re- location to the Washington, D.C., area and  for travel expenses during the year.  An additional monthly stipend of $350 is provided for health insurance and/or other Fellowship-related expenses.  Final selection of the Fellow will be made in early spring of 2006.

APPLICATION:  Interested psychologists should submit the following materials by January 2, 2006: (1) a detailed vita providing information about educational background, professional employment and activities, professional publications and presentations, public policy and legislative experience, and committee and advisory group appointments;  (2) a statement of  approximately 1000 words addressing the applicant's interests in the Fellowship, career goals, contributions the applicant believes he or she can make as a psychologist to the legislative process, and what the applicant wants to learn from the experience; and (3) three letters of reference specifically addressing the applicant's ability to work on Capitol Hill as a special legislative assistant.

Applications should be sent to: Catherine Acuff Congressional Fellowship, Public Policy Office, American Psychological Association, 750 First Street, NE, Washington, DC  20002-4242.  For additional information about the application process, please contact the APA Public Policy Office at (202) 336-6062 or ppo@apa.org or through the APA Public Policy Web site at http://www.apa.org/ppo/fellows.

Catherine Acuff, Ph.D., a dedicated psychologist, advocate, and humanitarian, was a member of the APA Board of Directors when she died on April 21, 2000, at age 51.  The mid-career nature of this Fellowship reflects Dr. Acuff's transition to the public policy arena following her years in private practice, on the faculty of local colleges and hospital-based clinical training programs, and as President of the Connecticut Psychological Association.  At the time of her death, Dr. Acuff was the Director of Treatment Adherence Health Outcomes for the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

 

 

 

 

THE AMERICAN PSYCHOLOGICAL

ASSOCIATION

 

Invites Applications for the 2006-2007

 

EDUCATIONAL ASSESSMENT

CONGRESSIONAL FELLOWSHIP

PROGRAM: The American Psychological Association (APA) and the American Psychological Foundation (APF) recently established the Educational Assessment Congressional Fellowship beginning with the 2004-2005 Fellowship year. Fellows will spend one year working as a special legislative assistant on the staff of a member of Congress or congressional committee.  Activities may involve conducting legislative or oversight work, assisting in congressional hearings and debates, and preparing briefs and writing speeches.  Fellows also attend a two-week orientation program on congressional and executive branch operations, which includes guidance in the congressional placement process, and a year-long seminar series on science and public policy issues.  These aspects of the program are administered by the American Association for the Advancement of Science for the APA Fellows and those sponsored by over two dozen other professional societies.

PURPOSE: To provide psychologists with an interest in educational assessment, testing, psychometrics, and related issues with an invaluable public policy learning experience, to contribute to the more effective use of psychological knowledge in government, and to broaden awareness about the value of psychology-government interaction among psychologists and within the federal government.

CRITERIA:  A prospective Fellow must demonstrate knowledge of, and competence in, educational assessment, testing, psychometrics, and related issues in a research, academic, and/or clinical setting. This competence may be demonstrated through coursework, publications, school or individual counseling, educational test development, program administration, college or university instruction, or other related activities. The prospective Fellow must also possess a strong interest in applying psychological knowledge to policy development in an educational context.  Fellows must be able to work quickly and communicate effectively on a wide variety of topics, and be able to work cooperatively with individuals having diverse viewpoints.  An applicant must be a psychologist, Member of APA, and have a doctorate in psychology or related field, with a minimum of two years of experience post-doctorate preferred.  An applicant must also be a U.S. citizen.

AWARD:  APA will sponsor one Fellow for a one-year appointment beginning September 1, 2006. The Fellowship stipend ranges from $55,000 to $70,000, depending upon years of experience post-doctorate. Up to $3,500 is allocated for relocation to the Washington, D.C., area and for travel expenses during the year.  An additional monthly stipend of $350 is provided for health insurance and/or other Fellowship-related expenses. Final selection of the Fellow will be made in early spring of 2006.

APPLICATION:  Interested psychologists should submit the following materials by January 2, 2006: (1) a detailed vita providing information about educational background, professional employment and activities, professional publications and presentations, public policy and legislative experience, and committee and advisory group appointments; (2) a statement of approximately 1000 words addressing the applicant’s interests in the Fellowship, career goals, contributions the applicant believes he or she can make as a psychologist to the legislative process, and what the applicant wants to learn from the experience; and (3) three letters of reference specifically addressing the applicant’s ability to work on Capitol Hill as a special legislative assistant.

Applications should be sent to: APA Congressional Fellowship Program, Public Policy Office, American Psychological Association, 750 First Street, NE, Washington, DC 20002-4242.  For additional information about the application process, please contact the APA Public Policy Office at (202) 336-6062 or ppo@apa.org or through the APA Public Policy Web site at http://www.apa.org/ppo/fellows.

Funding for this Fellowship is provided through a generous gift from The Psychological Corporation

 to the American Psychological Foundation.

 

 

 

 

THE AMERICAN PSYCHOLOGICAL

ASSOCIATION

Invites Applications for the 2006-2007

 WILLIAM A. BAILEY HEALTH AND

BEHAVIOR CONGRESSIONAL

FELLOWSHIP

PROGRAM:  The American Psychological Association (APA) and the American Psychological Foundation (APF)  established the William A. Bailey Congressional Fellowship in 1995 in tribute to Bill Bailey's tireless advocacy on behalf of psychological research, training, and services related to AIDS.  Fellows spend one year working as a special legislative assistant on the staff of a member of Congress or congressional committee.  Activities may involve conducting legislative or oversight work, assisting in congressional hearings and debates, and preparing briefs and writing speeches. Fellows also attend a two-week orientation program on congressional and executive branch operations, which includes guidance in the congressional placement process, and a year-long seminar series on science and public policy issues.  These aspects of the program are administered by the American Association for the Advancement of Science for the APA Fellows and those sponsored by over two dozen other professional societies.

PURPOSE:  To provide psychologists with interests in health and behavior issues, including HIV/AIDS, with an invaluable public policy learning experience, to contribute to the more effective use of psychological knowledge in government, and to broaden awareness about the value of psychology-government interaction among psychologists and within the federal government.

CRITERIA:  A prospective Fellow must demonstrate competence in scientific and/or professional psychology related to  health and behavior issues, such as HIV/AIDS.  Fellows must also demonstrate sensitivity toward policy issues and have a strong interest in applying psychological knowledge to the solution of societal problems.  Fellows must be able to work quickly and communicate effectively on a wide variety of topics, and be able to work cooperatively with individuals having diverse viewpoints.  An applicant must be a psychologist, Member of APA,  and have a doctorate in psychology or related field, with a minimum of two years of post doctoral experience preferred.  An applicant must also be a U.S. citizen.

AWARD:  APA will sponsor one Fellow for a one-year appointment beginning September 1, 2006.  The Fellowship stipend ranges from $55,000 to $70,000, depending upon years of experience post-doctorate. Up to $3,500 is allocated for relocation to the Washington, D.C., area and  for travel expenses during the year.  An additional monthly stipend of $350 is provided for health insurance and/or other Fellowship-related expenses.  Final selection of the Fellow will be made in early spring of 2006.

APPLICATION:  Interested psychologists should submit the following materials by January 2, 2006:  (1) a detailed vita providing information about educational background, professional employment and activities, professional publications and presentations, public policy and legislative experience, and committee and advisory group appointments;  (2) a statement of  approximately 1000 words addressing the applicant's interests in the Fellowship, career goals, contributions the applicant believes he or she can make as a psychologist to the legislative process, and what the applicant wants to learn from the experience; and (3) three letters of reference specifically addressing the applicant's ability to work on Capitol Hill as a special legislative assistant.

Applications should be sent to: William A. Bailey Health and Behavior Congressional Fellowship, Public Policy Office, American Psychological Association, 750 First Street, NE, Washington, DC  20002-4242.  For additional information about the application process, please contact the APA Public Policy Office at (202) 336-6062 or ppo@apa.org or through the APA Public Policy Web site at http://www.apa.org/ppo/fellows.

 

William A. (Bill) Bailey, a dedicated champion of AIDS policy issues for the APA and a staffer in the Public Policy Office died April 23, 1994, after finally losing his long personal battle with AIDS; he was 34.  Among his many accomplishments, Bailey oversaw the development of a major report on behavioral and social sciences and the HIV/AIDS epidemic for the National Commission on AIDS; participated in the planning of an APA training program for psychologists who serve HIV-infected clients; facilitated the development of the AIDS community prevention programs supported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; and forged collaboration between several government agencies to support the HIV/AIDS mental health services demonstration program.