Volume 12, Number 2

Septermber, 2008

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.

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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



Nelson Cowan

University of Missouri

(573) 882-7710



Ralph Miller

SUNY Binghamton

(607) 777-2291


Past President

Ed Wasserman

University of Iowa

(319) 335-2445



Veronica Dark

Iowa State

(515) 294-1688


Members-At-Large of the

Executive Committee

David Washburn (08-11)

Georgia State



Jeremy Wolfe (08-11)

Harvard University

(617) 768-8818


Mark Bouton (07-10)

University of Vermont

(802) 656-4164


Nora Newcombe (07-10)

Temple University

(215) 204-6944


Gil Einstein (06-09)

Furman University

(864) 294-3214


Karen Hollis (06-09)

Mount Holyoke College

(413) 538-2296


Graduate Student Representative

Daniel Brooks

University of Iowa

(319) 353-2031


Representative to APA Council

Emanuel Donchin (08-10)

University of South Florida

(813) 974-0466


Thomas R. Zentall (07-09)

University of Kentucky

(859) 257-4076


Committee Chairs

Michael Beran (Awards)

Georgia State

(404) 244-2469


Mike Young (Fellows, 08-09)

Southern Illinois University

(618) 453-3567


Emily Elliott (Program)

Louisiana State




Charles L. Brewer

Furman University

(803) 294-3216


Early Career Psychologist

Network Representative

Jessie Peissig

California State U. at Fullerton

(714) 278-8278







Chair Position: UNC at Charlotte

CHAIR, DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHOLOGY:  The University of North Carolina at Charlotte is seeking to fill the position of Chair in the Department of Psychology starting July 1, 2009. The position, which will be on a twelve-month contract with tenure, is open to applicants with credentials commensurate with that of a full professor at UNC Charlotte.

Required:  Ph.D. in Psychology or a related filed; a record of significant research accomplishment; experience in writing and managing grants or contracts; a commitment to quality undergraduate and graduate education for a diverse student population; the ability to provide academic leadership. Any area of specialization within psychology is acceptable. Salary is competitive and commensurate with responsibilities and experience.

Desired: previous administrative experience at a doctoral-level institution.

Responsibilities: The ideal candidate is expected to continue the development of our new doctoral programs, to work successfully with other disciplines associated with these programs, to attract new faculty, and to deal with the growth in enrollment of undergraduate majors. The Chair in cooperation with the Associate Chair, Directors of the Ph.D. programs, a Director of Clinical Training, and Coordinators of the MA programs, is responsible for personnel and budgetary decision-making, staffing and course scheduling, and representing the department among university leadership.

Setting: The Department of Psychology consists of 32 full-time faculty serving approximately 1000 undergraduate majors, 200 minors, and 100 graduate students. Faculty within the Department contribute to a doctoral program in Health Psychology (with concentrations in Clinical, Community, and General) and an interdisciplinary doctoral program in Organizational Science. Faculty also contribute to MA programs in Clinical/Community Psychology and Industrial/Organizational Psychology. UNC Charlotte has a rapidly growing enrollment of over 22,000 students on an attractive 1000 acre campus.

UNC Charlotte strives to create an academic climate in which the dignity of all individuals is respected and maintained. Therefore, we celebrate diversity that includes, but is not limited to ability/disability, age, culture, ethnicity, gender, language, race, religion, sexual orientation, and socio-economic status. AA/EOE.

Application: Evaluation of applications will begin October 1, 2008. You may contact Prof. Richard Tedeschi, Chair of the Search Committee at 704-687-4754 or rtedesch@uncc.edu for more information, or visit www.uncc.edu/colleges/artsandsciences/psychology. Only electronic submissions will be accepted. Apply electronically at https://jobs.uncc.edu <https://unccmail.uncc.edu/exchweb/bin/redir.asp?URL=https://jobs.uncc.edu/> .  Please attach the following documents to your electronic submission:  Application letter, including statement of research and teaching interests and statement of leadership style; a current and complete vita; three representative publications.

The University of North Carolina at Charlotte is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer.  Women, minorities, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Applications Invited for the 2008 APA Dissertation Research Awards

To assist science-oriented doctoral students of psychology with the costs of conducting dissertation research, the American Psychological Association Science Directorate sponsors an annual competition for funding. This award program features 30-40 grants of $1,000 each, and several larger grants of up to $5,000. Projects in any area of psychology are eligible. Funds may be requested for expenses that are directly related to the dissertation research such as participant incentives and equipment.

Awards are provided to students whose dissertation research reflects excellence in scientific psychology. Each department of psychology may forward up to three applications per year for consideration for this award program. In order to be eligible for an award, by the application deadline students must have had their dissertation proposals approved by their dissertation committees but must not yet have received their doctoral degree. Award recipients will be listed in an upcoming issue of Psychological Science Agenda.

The deadline for Dissertation Research Award application packets to arrive at the Science Directorate is September 15, 2008. Complete information about this exciting opportunity can be found at:


The American Psychological Foundation and APA’s Science Directorate invite proposals for the 2008 Todd E. Husted Memorial Dissertation Award.

This $2,000 award supports dissertation research on mental illness services with great potential to improve services for those with severe and persistent mental illnesses, by, for example:

  • Developing interventions that prevent deterioration, homelessness, and premature deaths of those with serious mental illness.
  • Improving the medication and treatment compliance of those with schizophrenia and bipolar affective disorder.
  • Improving the identification, diversion, and treatment of people who enter the criminal justice system as a result of their mental illness.
  • Educating professionals in the criminal justice system about the role of serious mental illnesses in the behavior of mentally ill offenders.
  • Increasing access to and use of services and support for the most treatment-resistant and severely mentally ill individuals.

The application deadline is September 15, 2008. Applicants for the Husted Award must meet the same eligibility requirements as applicants for the APA Dissertation Research Awards, and application packets must be received by the Science Directorate by September 15. Applications will be reviewed by a panel of experts on serious mental illnesses. For more information, please visit: www.apa.org/science/dissinfo.html

The 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/   or   http://www.psychologicalscience.org/awards/cattellfund/

The deadline for receipt of applications for sabbaticals commencing in the 2009-2010 academic year is December 1, 2008.

We are pleased to announce that the Cattell Sabbatical Award Fund has formed an alliance with the Association for Psychological Science (APS). Cattell Sabbatical Awardees are announced annually at the APS Spring Meeting and a profile of each awardee is published in the APS Observer. APS also has a website announcing the award.

Peter Ornstein, Managing Trustee
Christina L. Williams,  Secretary-Treasurer
Marcia K. Johnson
Scott Maxwell
Robert W. Levenson