Volume 11, Number 2

October, 2007

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 

Division 3 E-mail Listserve Access

Subscribe to the Division 3 E-mail network to keep informed about Division 3 and issues regarding psychological science.  This is a monitored network to keep the number of e-mails down.

Subscribe:  Send an e-mail to listserv@lists.apa.org.  Leave the Subject line blank and type “subscribe div3” in the body of the message.

Send a Message (once subscribed):  div3@lists.apa.org

Questions:  Send e-mail to Mark Faust, UNC at Charlotte, mefaust@uncc.edu

Division Representatives



Ed Wasserman

University of Iowa

(319) 335-2445



Nelson Cowan

University of Missouri

(573) 882-7710


Past President

Howard Egeth

Johns Hopkins University

(410) 516-5324



Angelo Santi

Wilfrid Laurier University

(519) 884-0710


Members-At-Large of the

Executive Committee

Mark Bouton (8/07-10)

University of Vermont

(802) 656-4164


Nora S. Newcombe (8/07-10)

Temple University

(215) 204-6944


Gil Einstein (8/06-09)

Furman University

(864) 294-3214


Karen Hollis (8/06-09)

Mount Holyoke College

(413) 538-2296


Mark A. McDaniel (8/05-08)

Washington University, St. Louis

(314) 935-8030


Valerie F. Reyna (8/05-08)

Cornell University

(607) 254-1247


Graduate Student Representative

Daniel Brooks

University of Iowa

(319) 353-2031


Representative to APA Council

Emanuel Donchin (1/08-10)

University of South Florida

(813) 974-0466


Thomas R. Zentall (1/07-09)

University of Kentucky

(859) 257-4076


Committee Chairs

Mahzarin Banaji (Awards)

Harvard University

(617) 384-9203


Mike Young (Fellows, 08-09)

Southern Illinois University

(618) 453-3567


Cathleen Moore (Fellows, 07-08)

University of Iowa

(319) 335-2427


Jeremy Wolfe (Program)

Harvard University

(617) 768-8818



Charles L. Brewer

Furman University

(803) 294-3216


Early Career Psychologist

Network Representative

Jessie Peissig

California State U. at Fullerton

(714) 278-8278





Apply Now for the 2008-2009 APA Science Policy Fellowship

Come spend a year as an APA Science Policy Fellow in a federal science mission agency! Applications are due January 7, 2008, for the program, which is run by APA’s Science Directorate and Government Relations Office. As a Fellow, you will spend one year working as a special assistant in an executive branch research funding/coordinating office, with specific placement determined based on the Fellow’s expertise and interests in coordination with APA staff. Past psychology Fellows have worked in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, the Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research and the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development at the National Institutes of Health, the Department of Defense, the Central Intelligence Agency, and the National Science Foundation. Go to http://www.apa.org/ppo/fellows/scifellow.html  for more information about the program and to see application instructions.


Funding Opportunities

See the APA Foundation News page at http://www.apa.org/about/division/dialogue/so07apfnews.html


Job: Eastern Connecticut State University

The Department of Psychology at Eastern Connecticut State University invites applications for two full-time tenure-track Assistant Professor positions: one position with a specialty in Research Methods and one with a specialty in Cognitive Psychology. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Psychology. Outstanding ABD candidates who will have completed all degree requirements by September 2008 will be considered. We invite applications from candidates who have a strong commitment to teaching excellence and collaboration within a liberal arts environment, creative activity and scholarship, student advisement, and sensitivity to diverse populations.

The Research Methods position requires teaching courses such as research methods, statistics, and courses in your specialty area (additional consideration will be given to candidates who can teach courses in Clinical Psychology or Behavior Analysis). The Cognitive Psychology position requires teaching courses such as cognitive psychology, memory, and language, with the potential to develop courses in your specialty area. Experience teaching research methods and/or statistics is desired. Space for research is limited to human subjects only.

Our curriculum provides a variety of experiences with an emphasis on training in the science of psychology. All candidates should demonstrate potential for excellence in teaching at the undergraduate level and a commitment to research. In addition to teaching, applicants will supervise student research and internships, conduct research in their specialty, and contribute to the service needs of the department.

Application procedure: Screening will begin immediately and continue until positions are filled.  Please send current vita, a statement of teaching philosophy and research interest, teaching evaluations or other evidence of teaching effectiveness, pre-prints/reprints, and three (3) current letters of recommendation.  Please indicate the position(s) for which you are applying.

Submit materials for the Research Methods search to Deirdre Fitzgerald, Ph.D., Research Methods Search Chair, Department of Psychology, Eastern Connecticut State University, 83 Windham Street, Willimantic, CT 06226-2295. Please direct questions to Dr. Fitzgerald at fitzgeraldd@easternct.edu.  Submit materials for the Cognitive search to Carlos Escoto, Ph.D., Cognitive Search Chair, Department of Psychology, Eastern Connecticut State University, 83 Windham Street, Willimantic, CT 06226-2295.  Please direct questions to Dr. Escoto at escotoc@easternct.edu.

Eastern is an AA/EEO Employer. Women, members of protected classes and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.


Job: Georgia Tech

Chair, School of Psychology

The School of Psychology invites applications and nominations for the position of Chair.  We are seeking an outstanding scholar and educator with a national presence to lead a vibrant and growing program (www.psychology.gatech.edu).  The successful candidate will be expected to have an active, funded research program and excellent administrative and leadership skills.

The School of Psychology, located in the College of Sciences, has 21 full-time faculty and is housed in the newly renovated Coon Building that provides abundant facilities for research. The School offers doctoral training in four broad areas: Industrial/ Organizational Psychology, Engineering Psychology, Experimental Psychology (with emphases in Cognitive, Cognitive Neuroscience, Cognitive Aging,  and Animal Behavior), and a new program in Quantitative Psychology.  The School of Psychology has plans for growth to build on our strengths in these areas.

Georgia Tech is a progressive institution located in the heart of Atlanta.  The Institute provides a wealth of opportunities for interdisciplinary research (e.g., Health Systems Institute, GVU Center) within the thriving Atlanta scientific community (e.g., nearby Emory University, Georgia State University, Yerkes Primate Center).

Review of applications will begin October 1st and will continue until the position is filled.  Interested parties should submit a statement of interest, current curriculum vitae and the names and addresses of five references.  Submit by email to: science@cos.gatech.edu.  Or, by regular mail, to: Chair of Psychology Search Committee, College of Sciences Dean's Office, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA 30332-0365.  Georgia Tech, a unit of the University System of Georgia, is an equal education and employment opportunity institution.



Post-doc positions: Human factors in air traffic control

I have a one year (possibly longer) postdoc position to help with a project to better understand the cognitive processes of air traffic controllers.  The next year will have multiple prongs, all of which the successful applicant will be participate in, including 1) analysis and development of research on information in air traffic control towers with an eye toward articulating information requirements, 2) exploration of possible role augcog in the future ATC environment, and 3) development of a NextGen plan for research for the midterm (2015) and long term (2025) ATC environment.  There will be significant managerial as well as research component to the position.  Some domestic and possibly international travel may be available. 

The successful applicant will have a Ph.D. in human factors, experimental psychology, cognitive science, neuroscience, or related areas.  Good writing skills, command of methodology, familiarity with statistics and programming are all expected.   Experience with ATC and fMRI are valuable but not required. Good leadership and teamwork skills are important.  The constraints of some facilities to which we’ll travel leads me to require US Citizenship.

Texas Tech is located in Lubbock, TX a friendly college town (211K) growing under the expansive west Texas sky.  Cost of living is low (2 bed apt mean $590), the people are friendly (9.5 on 10 point Likert scale), and the weather is mild (sun shines 263 days a year, mean July temp is 80 with low (55) humidity).  Lubbock has an active music scene (a legacy of Buddy Holly), four wineries, and a variety of restaurants from Thai to Texas steaks and BBQ.  

Applicants should send a vita/resume, letter of intent detailing interests and articulating relevant job skills (for example, government KSAOs Knowledge, Skill, Ability, Other), and  any p/reprints.  They should also direct three letters of recommendation to be sent directly to frank.durso@ttu.edu (surface: Frank Durso, Dept of Psychology, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX 79409-2051). 

The start date of the position is negotiable but preferably will be no later than October 2007. Twelve month salary is expected to be in the low $60s with excellent fringe benefits. Consideration of applicants will begin immediately.  



Post-Baccalaureate Fellowship In Functional Neuroimaging, Duke University Medical Center. Individuals with a recent bachelor’s degree, who would like to obtain experience in cognitive neuroscience and neuroimaging, prior to postgraduate studies, are encouraged to apply to the fellowship program at the Duke University Brain Imaging and Analysis Center. Additional information is provided at the web site: http://www.biac.duke.edu/fellowship/


Postdoctoral Fellowship In Behavioral And Social Science Of Aging, Duke University Medical Center. A postdoctoral fellowship is available at Duke University, for behavioral research in aging, spanning a wide range of areas, including cognitive, social, and health-related. The postdoctoral program is funded by an NIH training grant; additional information is provided at the web site: http://www.geri.duke.edu/educate/rtp.html


Postdoctoral Fellowship In Neuroeconomics Of Aging, Duke University Medical Center. A postdoctoral fellowship is available at Duke University, focusing on the neural bases of changes in economic decision making across the lifespan. The fellow will collaborate on NIH-funded research that spans several interdisciplinary units at Duke: the Center for Neuroeconomic Studies, the Brain Imaging and Analysis Center, the Center for Cognitive Neuroscience, and the Center for the Study of Aging and Human Development. Research will involve the integration of methods from functional neuroimaging, behavioral economics, and cognitive psychology. Thus, this position will provide broad training in a diverse, collaborative, and intellectually stimulating environment. Duke has state-of-the-art experimental facilities that include 3T and 4T research-dedicated MRI scanners, behavioral testing facilities that include physiological monitoring, eye tracking, and substantial computational infrastructure. Candidates should have a Ph.D. or M.D. and have relevant research experience that might include, but is not limited to, functional neuroimaging methods, neuroscience of aging, neuroeconomics, or economic decision making. Salary will be commensurate with experience.

Candidates should send a CV, a statement of research skills and interests, and a list of 3 references to: Dr. Scott Huettel, Brain Imaging and Analysis Center, Box 3918, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC, 27710 (or scott.huettel@duke.edu). Duke University is an equal opportunity employer.



Applicants Sought for Editor of the American Journal of Psychology

Deadline: December 31, 2007 or until Editor is named


The University of Illinois Press seeks applicants for the position of editor or co-editors of the American Journal of Psychology (AJP). The official term is for a minimum of three years, with a possible reappointment of up to an additional three years.

Scope of AJP: AJP is published quarterly by the University of Illinois Press, a not-for-profit publisher. The American Journal of Psychology is the oldest psychology journal in the country.

Founded in 1887 by G. Stanley Hall in the interest of general experimental psychology, it was edited in its early years by Edward Titchener, Edwin Boring, and Karl M. Dallenbach.

AJP has published some of the most innovative and formative papers in the history of psychology. AJP explores the basic science of the mind, publishing reports of original research in experimental psychology, theoretical presentations, combined theoretical and experimental analyses, historical commentaries (edited by Alfred H. Fuchs, Bowdoin College), and in-depth reviews of significant books (edited by Dominic W. Massaro, University of California, Santa Cruz).


Qualification and requirements of candidates: Key qualities sought for the position of editor or

co-editors: an established record of scholarship in the field of psychology; managerial skills to oversee the editorial cycle and meet deadlines; and the ability to attract respected experts to his or her editorial advisory board.


Major responsibilities of the future editor or co-editors of AJP include:

managing the peer review of approximately 70–80 manuscripts per year,

soliciting high-quality manuscripts from potential authors, and (with the help of the UIP

staff) assisting these authors in seeing their manuscripts to publication,

deciding which manuscripts to publish,

selecting a sufficient pool of competent reviewers to reach conclusions and make decisions on manuscripts in a timely fashion,

identifying and appointing qualified members to the editorial advisory board,

providing a clear vision for the direction of the Journal.


Applicants should have recognized expertise in the field, possess editorial experience, and be able to lead an active editorial board in working effectively with publishing professionals.

Applicants must have clear employer or institutional support for this activity for the duration of the three-year appointment, including release time as necessary and general office support.


Search procedure: Applicants will be reviewed by the Search Committee immediately after the deadline submission date.


The application packet should include:

            A Vision Statement: Set forth your goals and plans for the content of the Journal. This may include an assessment of the current strengths, weaknesses, or gaps that you plan to address and how you will operationalize your plan.

Editor/Co-Editor Background Information: The name, affiliation, and other relevant information about the potential editor and, if applicable, co-editors. Describe the qualifications of each person that supports their inclusion.

Evidence of the ability and experience of the editor and editorial team to provide sound judgment and guidance to potential authors. Please include a vita or resume for each proposed editor and/or co-editor. Vitae are not included in the five-page limit, and no standard form is required. Provide a clear description of the structure of the editorial office and responsibilities, as you envision them at this point.

Institutional Support: It is important for candidates to consider and address the feasibility of serving as editor in light of the resources likely to be available to the editor candidate. The UIP does not pay for office space or release time, but can provide basic financial support for office resources as necessary to Journal editors. This support may include funds for clerical assistance, office supplies, postage, and telephone beyond what will be provided by the editor's home institution. Since the support offered by different institutions varies widely, you are encouraged to contact the Executive Office of your University as necessary in order to ensure the feasibility of your application.


Application packets (as described above) should be sent to:

Clydette Wantland

Journals Manager

University of Illinois Press

1325 S. Oak Street

Champaign , IL 61820

Ph: 217-244-6496





Invitation to Join APA Division 21

I am writing to encourage you to join a group of psychologists interested in applying experimental psychology theories and methodologies to issues of real world concern: the Division of Applied Experimental and Engineering Psychology (Division 21 of APA). Joining our group will enrich your professional, intellectual, and social life! 


Members’ interests are diverse, and include selecting and training workers to fit job requirements, exploring the cognitive underpinnings of effective instruction, designing technologies to fit work practices, examining how skill can compensate for age-related differences in cognition, and reasoning in the legal system. Members work in industry, government, and academia.


So, why join Division 21? 

v     You will find many opportunities to interact with colleagues with similar professional interests. We are a small, collegial group with many ways to become involved in division governance and leadership. Your opinion and ideas will matter! 

v     Opportunities include the Division program at the annual APA meetings, which offer an excellent mix of paper and symposium sessions, as well as less formal poster sessions.  Recent meetings have included talks by Wendy Rogers, Don Norman, Paul Slovic, Chris Wickens, and Phil Ackerman; next year will showcase Robert Helmreich, Ray Nickerson, and Rob Gray. Each year we go out to a neighborhood restaurant (on the Division) in lieu of a hotel reception—a great way to meet new colleagues and renew friendships.

v     In addition to the annual APA meeting, the division has a mid-year meeting and is planning a second small-scale meeting focused on up and coming issues, such as next-generation aviation systems.

v     Annual awards are given for outstanding contribution to Applied Experimental and Engineering Psychology, early career achievement, and a dissertation award.

v     Of course, we offer a newsletter, web presence, and listserv.  More exciting is that membership includes subscription to the Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied, APA’s premier journal publishing wide-ranging research on applied experimental psychology.

v     We are especially interested in helping students and fledgling professionals. For example, we are expanding our successful mentoring program, in which senior colleagues provide guidance to and interact with new professionals.


There are two ways to join. First, become a member of APA and join Division 21 at the same time at   http://www.apa.org/about/division/memapp.html.  Second, join Division 21 as an affiliate member, without joining APA, by contacting me. Division dues are only $32, whether you join through APA or as an affiliate member, and $15 for students.


We look forward to seeing you at upcoming meetings of Division 21!  If you have any questions about joining, don’t hesitate to contact me.



Dan Morrow, Division 21 membership chair


(217) 244-8757