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The University of Illinois Press is pleased to announce Robert W. Proctor of Purdue University as Editor of The American Journal of Psychology beginning in 2009. Proctor, a noted scholar and researcher, brings to The American Journal of Psychology his 30+ years experience in the field.
About Robert W. Proctor
Robert Proctor is Distinguished Professor of Psychological Sciences at Purdue University. He has previously served as Editor of Behavior Research Methods, Instruments, & Computers and Associate Editor of Memory & Cognition and Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology. He is Fellow of the American Psychological Association and Association for Psychological Science, and Honorary Fellow of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society. Dr. Proctor has published over 150 articles and numerous books and book chapters on basic and applied aspects of human cognition and performance.
About The American Journal of Psychology
The American Journal of Psychology (AJP) was founded in 1887 by G. Stanley Hall and was edited in its early years by Titchener, Boring, and Dallenbach. The Journal has published some of the most innovative and formative papers in psychology throughout its history. AJP explores the science of the mind and behavior, publishing reports of original research in experimental psychology, theoretical presentations, combined theoretical and experimental analyses, historical commentaries, and in-depth reviews of significant books.
The American Journal of Psychology is issued quarterly and is published by the University of Illinois Press. Full details about the journal, including submission guidelines, advertising information, and subscription rates are available at http://www.press.uillinois.edu/journals. AJP is available online to subscribers at http://ajp.press.uiuc.edu.
About the University of Illinois Press
The University of Illinois Press was established in 1918 as a not-for-profit scholarly publisher at the University and is one of the founding members of the Association of American University Presses in 1937. UIP is ranked as one of the country's larger and more distinguished university presses and publishes works of high quality for scholars, students, and the citizens of the state and beyond.
Nominate your colleagues now for next year’s annual convention.
APA’s Practice, Science, Education, and Public Interest directorates, and the Office of International Affairs are seeking nominations for the Association’s 2009 Awards.
Winners receive an honorarium of $1,000; the opportunity to present an invited address at APA’s 2009 Annual Convention Toronto, Ontario, August 6–9; a waiver of 2009 convention registration fees; and reimbursement of up to $1,500 in expenses related to attendance at the 2009 convention.
The deadline for all award nominations is June 2, 2008.
APA SCIENCE AWARDS (for
additional award types see
Distinguished Scientific Contributions Award is presented to candidates who have made distinguished theoretical or empirical contributions to basic research in psychology. The Distinguished Scientific Award for the Applications of Psychology is presented to candidates who have made distinguished theoretical or empirical advances in psychology leading to the understanding or amelioration of important practical problems.
For these awards, nominators should include in the letter of nomination a statement addressing the following questions: Describe the important theoretical and empirical contributions and their impact on the field, usually attributed to the nominee; Compare the nominee with others in her/his field, including others who previously have received the Distinguished Scientific Contribution Award; What influences has the nominee had on students and others in the same field of study? Where possible, please identify the nominee’s students by name.
Nominations for these awards will not be considered without the following: a letter of nomination, a current vitae, a recent complete bibliography, the names and addresses of several scientists familiar with the nominee’s work; a list of ten most significant and representative publications; and three reprints representative of the nominee’s contribution (reprints, preferably in electronic form).
Distinguished Scientific Award for an Early Career Contributions to Psychology recognizes excellent young psychologists. For purposes of this award, psychology has been divided into 10 areas: cognition/human learning; psychopathology; health; developmental; animal learning and behavior, comparative; applied research (e.g., treatment and prevention research, industrial/organizational research, educational research); social; individual differences (e.g., personality, psychometrics, mental ability, behavioral genetics); perception, motor performance; and behavioral and cognitive neuroscience. Five awards are given each year, with areas rotated in two-year cycles. The titles of the areas were chosen only for the convenience of approximate identification; nominators should view each area in its largest, most inclusive sense. Winners of this award will be invited to attend an awards ceremony in 2009 at the convention, but are not expected to present an award address.
Nominations of persons who received doctoral degrees during and since 1999 are being sought for 2009 awards in the following areas: applied research (e.g., treatment and prevention research, industrial/organizational research, educational research); social; individual differences (e.g., personality, psychometrics, mental ability, behavioral genetics); perception, motor performance; and behavioral and cognitive neuroscience. Nominations for the Early Career Awards will not be considered without the following: a statement on the worthiness of the nominee (at least two pages in length), a current vitae, a recent complete bibliography and no more than five reprints representative of the nominee’s contribution.
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