Volume 10, Number 1

March, 2006

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

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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. Reyna (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 East Bay

(510) 885-3484

marvin.lamb@csueastbay.edu

 

 

 

Announcements

 

 

1. 2007 APA SCIENTIFIC AWARDS PROGRAM:

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS

 

The APA Board of Scientific Affairs (BSA) invites nominations for its 2007 scientific awards program.  The Distinguished Scientific Contribution Award honors psychologists who have made distinguished theoretical or empirical contributions to basic research in psychology.  The Distinguished Scientific Award for the Applications of Psychology honors psychologists who have made distinguished theoretical or empirical advances in psychology leading to the understanding or amelioration of important practical problems.

 

To submit a nomination for the Distinguished Scientific Contribution Award and the Distinguished Scientific Contribution Award for the Applications of Psychology, you should provide a letter of nomination; the nominee's current vita with list of publications; the names and addresses of several scientists who are familiar with the nominee's work; and a list of ten most significant and representative publications, and at least five reprints representative of the nominee’s contribution (preferably in electronic form).

 

The Distinguished Scientific Award for Early Career Contribution to Psychology recognizes excellent young psychologists.  For the 2007 program, nominations of persons who received doctoral degrees during and since 1997 are being sought in the areas of:

·        applied research (e.g., treatment and prevention research, industrial/organizational research, educational research)

·        behavioral and cognitive neuroscience

·        individual differences (e.g., personality, psychometrics, mental ability, behavioral genetics)

·        perception, motor performance

·        social

 

To submit a nomination for the Distinguished Scientific Award for Early Career Contribution to Psychology, you should provide a letter of nomination, the nominee's current vita with list of publications, and up to five representative reprints (preferably in electronic form).

 

To obtain nomination forms and more information, you can go to the Science Directorate web page (www.apa.org/science/sciaward.html) or you can contact Jennifer Webb, Science Directorate, American Psychological Association, 750 First Street, NE, Washington, DC 20002-4242; by phone, (202) 336-6000; by fax, (202) 336-5953; or by E-mail, jwebb@apa.org.

 

The deadline for all award nominations is June 1, 2006.

 

 

2. Apply for APAGS 2006 Scholarships and Awards

 

(taken from http://www.apa.org/about/division/dialogue/jf06apags.html)

APAGS is now accepting applications for its 2006 scholarships, grants and awards, which recognizes students and those who support them for excellence in several areas such as working with underserved populations or researching diversity.

 

To be eligible to apply or nominate a candidate, graduate students must be enrolled in good standing at least part time at a regionally accredited university. Applications and nominations must be received by May 1, 2006, unless otherwise noted. For application instructions and submission guidelines, visit www.apa.org/apags/members/schawrdsintro.html.

 

 

3. 2007 Public Interest Awards – Call for Nominations

 

(taken from http://www.apa.org/about/division/dialogue/jf06pubint.html)

The Board for the Advancement of Psychology in the Public Interest invites nominations for the 2007 APA Public Interest Awards -- the APA Awards for Distinguished Contributions to Psychology in the Public Interest (senior career and early career categories) and the APA Award for Distinguished Contributions to Research in Public Policy.

 

Distinguished Contributions to Psychology in the Public Interest

The Committee on Public Interest Awards will select two individuals who have made distinguished contributions to the Public Interest which advance psychology as a science and/or a profession. One award is reserved to honor a psychologist involved in public interest endeavors who is 15 years or fewer beyond receipt of the doctorate. Award criteria include the identification or solution of significant social problems, unusual initiative or dedication in activities meeting client or community needs, or the advancement of human justice related to the provision of psychological services or science.

 

Distinguished Contributions to Research in Public Policy

This award will be given to a psychologist who has made a distinguished empirical and/or theoretical contribution to research in public policy, either through a single extraordinary achievement or a lifetime of work. The contribution may consist of such factors as research leading others to view specific national policies differently; research demonstrating the importance of the application of psychological methods and theory to public policy; or research clarifying the ways scientific knowledge or human behavior informs public policy.

 

 

Each award includes an honoraria of $1,000, the opportunity to present an invited address at the 2007 APA Convention in San Francisco, CA , and to submit a paper based on that address to the American Psychologist, waiver of 2007 convention registration fees, and reimbursement of up to $1,000 in expenses related to attendance at the 2007 convention.

 

Nominations must be submitted with a supporting statement of 500 words or fewer, a current vita, and letters of support from at least 3 people familiar with the nominee's work. Nominees may also submit, 3-5 selected representative reprints, or alternative types of samples of work, for example, videotapes, audiotapes, internet based communications, or legal briefs. Nominations and supporting material should be sent to:

 

Shirlene Archer, JD

APA Public Interest Directorate

750 First Street, N.E.

Washington, D.C. 20002-4242

 

The deadline for receipt of this information is June 1, 2006.

 

 

4. Catch Potomac Fever!

 

(taken from http://www.apa.org/about/division/dialogue/jf06science.html)

Ever wondered what it might be like to work in Washington, DC, representing the interests of your science colleagues? Here’s your chance!

 

Two regular, senior-level positions and the visiting senior scientist position are now or will soon be available in the APA Science Directorate. These all represent incredible opportunities to make a difference in the daily lives of thousands of psychological scientists around the country.

 

The two regular positions are Assistant Executive Director for Governance and Leadership and Assistant Executive Director for Research and Infrastructure. Both individuals will report to and work closely with Science Executive Director Steve Breckler on furthering the agenda for science at APA. With several new initiatives beginning, this is the time to test the water! Both positions have full descriptions at www.apa.org/jobs.

 

The Visiting Senior Scientist position is a fantastic opportunity for a scientist interested in taking one year off from regular academic duties to work on great special programs. Some of the projects senior scientists have worked on in the past include the Summer Science Institute, Advanced Training Institutes, Academic Career Workshops, Homeland Security issues, and Science Education projects.

 

If you are interested in any of these positions, please contact Steve Breckler in the APA Science Directorate.

 

 

5. WOMEN IN COGNITIVE SCIENCE

AWARDS COMPETITION 2006

 

Women in Cognitive Science (WICS), an organization associated with the Psychonomic Society and supported by a grant from NSF's Advance Leadership Program, is pleased to announce two award competitions in 2006:

 

The WICS Mentorship Award 2006

The WICS Mentorship Awards are designed to encourage established scientists, both male and female, to develop the research and publication skills of female graduate and undergraduate students in cognitive science.

Three awards of up to $2,000 will be made each year to scientists who have demonstrated sustained, effective mentorship of female students and who have also served as a research advisor or supervisor to one or more female students during the academic year immediately preceding the nomination.

Nomination deadline: July 31, 2006

 

The WICS Travel Award 2006

Although many young women scientists attend professional conferences, it is often difficult in this context for them to meet and discuss their work with more senior scientists. Networking experiences are an important way in which individuals become known in the professional community, develop collaborative relationships, and arrange informal visits outside of professional meetings. Given the relatively short time frame of the tenure period, it is essential that individuals learn to make these connections to others in the field early in their careers. Therefore, the purpose of this award is to provide incentives for planned networking and resources for these experiences. Four awards of up to $2000 will be made in 2006.

Nomination deadline: June 1, 2006

 

 

Additional information and instructions on submitting applications can be found on the WICS website: http://psych.rice.edu/wics/awards.html

 

 

6. from 3/1/06 email to us from Suzanne Wandersman

 

Award for Distinguished Service to Psychological Science

The APA Board of Scientific Affairs (BSA) is soliciting nominations for the Award for Distinguished Service to Psychological Science.  This Award recognizes individuals who have made outstanding contributions to psychological science through their commitment to a culture of service.  Award recipients will receive an honorarium of $1,000.  The deadline for nominations is May 15, 2006. 

 

Nominees will have demonstrated their service to the discipline by aiding in association governance; serving on boards, committees and various psychological associations; editing journals; reviewing grant proposals; mentoring students and colleagues; advocating for psychological science’s best interests with state and federal lawmakers; and promoting the value of psychological science in the public eye.  Nominees may be involved in one service area, many of the areas, or all of the service areas noted above.  An individual’s service to the discipline and not a person’s scholarly achievements are the focus of this award. 

 

Additional information and instructions on submitting applications can be found on the APA Science Directorate website:  http://www.apa.org/science/serv_award.html.

 

Departmental Award for Culture of Service in the Psychological Sciences

The APA Board of Scientific Affairs (BSA) is soliciting nominations for the Departmental Award for Culture of Service in the Psychological Sciences.  This Award recognizes departments that demonstrate a commitment to service in the psychological sciences.  Departments selected for this award will show a pattern of support for service from faculty at all levels, including a demonstration that service to the discipline is rewarded in faculty tenure and promotion.  Successful Departments will also demonstrate that service to the profession is an integral part of training and mentoring.   Each Department selected will receive an award of $5,000 to be used for departmental activities.  The deadline for nominations is May 15, 2006. 

 

Service to the discipline includes such activities as departmental release time for serving on boards and committees of psychological associations; editing journals; serving on a review panel; or chairing an IRB.  Other culture of service activities that a department would encourage include mentoring students and colleagues; advocating for psychological science’s best interests with state and federal lawmakers; and promoting the value of psychological science in the public eye.  The focus of this award is a department’s faculty service to the discipline and not their scholarly achievements. 

 

Both Undergraduate and Graduate Departments of Psychology are eligible.  Self-nominations are encouraged.

 

Additional information and instructions on submitting applications can be found on the APA Science Directorate website:  http://www.apa.org/science/dept_award.html.