Volume 13, Number 1

March, 2009

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 

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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








1. Call for Nominations

Department Nominations

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.

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.

To submit a nomination the following is required:

  • A letter that describes and illustrates the department’s commitment to a culture of service (e.g., nature of the department’s commitment, effect on tenure and promotion, mentoring, effect on current and/or former students’ activities as a result of the department’s focus on service, etc.). The letter should be no more than three pages long.

  • Three letters of support from individuals familiar with the department’s support for a culture of service. (These letters can be from current or past faculty members; a Dean familiar with the department’s service program; etc.)

Each Department selected will receive an award of $5,000 to be used for departmental activities. Nominations will only be accepted as electronic submissions to cultureofservice@apa.org. Please be sure to submit the nomination as a package that includes all the required letters.

The deadline for 2009 submissions is April 1, 2009.  For more information, please contact swandersman@apa.org.

Past Recipients

2008     James Madison University, Department of Psychology

  University of Miami, Department of Psychology

2007     George Mason University, Department of Psychology

  University of Florida, Department of Clinical and Health


2006     Davidson College

  University of Minnesota, Department of Psychology


Individual Nominations

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. 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.

To submit a nomination provide the following:

  • A letter of nomination that describes and supports the individual’s contributions (e.g., nature of the individual’s service to psychological science, positions held, etc.). The nomination letter should be no more than two pages long.

  • A curriculum vita

  • Three letters of support from individuals familiar with the nominee’s service to the discipline (These letters can be from colleagues who have served with the nominee; a Dean familiar with the nominee’s service; former students; Association/Society presidents, etc.)

Award recipients will receive an honorarium of $1,000. The deadline for nominations is April1, 2009.

Nominations for both departments and individuals will only be accepted as electronic submissions to cultureofservice@apa.org. Please be sure to submit the nomination as a package that includes everything you need for the nomination.

Past Recipients

2008     Janet Shibley Hyde

            Wilbert McKeachie

2007     Roxane Silver

2006     Robert Balster

 Nora Newcombe

2005     Robert Bjork

 J. Bruce Overmier



2. Research Psychologist Job in Private Sector


My company is hiring a research psychologist for a unique, private-sector opportunity. Any research-minded psychologist with a background or interest in social, behavioral psychology may be interested and qualified. For more information, see job announcement.


Todd Bresler

Human Resources Coordinator

Inflexxion, Inc.

T (617) 332 6028 x234

F (617) 614 0402




3. Call for Papers

We are pleased to announce the launch of the new flagship journal of the Society for Terrorism Research (STR), Behavioral Sciences of Terrorism and Political Aggression. With this launch, we would also like to formally announce a call for papers on a rolling basis – there are no deadlines for submissions.  Both our inaugural issue and Instructions for Authors may be found on the publisher’s website:


If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Editor, Samuel Justin Sinclair, Ph.D. at JSincl@Post.Harvard.Edu.


4. Five Postdoctoral Fellowships Beginning Summer/Fall 2009 Scott & White / Texas A&M College of Medicine, Central Texas


Scott & White Healthcare and Texas A&M Health Science Center seek applications for its 2009/2010 class of postdoctoral fellows. Fellows will work within one of four research programs focused on the scientific study of factors that influence health and wellness throughout the life-span using multi-layered, system-wide interventions and multidimensional outcome measures. Fellows will be mentored by leading translational scientists in the fields of gerontology, behavioral and social sciences, medical simulation, and health sciences research.

Research topics will include healthy aging, caregiving, long term care, chronic disease management, obesity prevention, community-based health & wellness, health economics and outcomes and translation of evidence-based programs and practices. The fellowship program provides multidisciplinary training and research opportunities in clinical and academic settings.


Examples of available training experiences include:

● Mentoring to develop independent research projects that contribute to the goals of the Institute ● Required participation in group sessions designed to lead to the submission of a research grant application ● Manuscript development ● Access to a large clinic population for health services research and for clinical and translational research ● Quality improvement activities and health economics research within a large regional health plan ● Conduct of community-based participatory research ● Opportunities to teach within the Texas A&M School of Rural Public Health and College of Medicine


Successful applicants will have completed a PhD or similar graduate degree by Fall 2009 in behavioral and social sciences, public health, nursing, social work, health services, health economics, or a related field. A two-year commitment is required. Salary begins at $40,000 and is determined by experience. Health insurance and travel funds are provided.

Deadline for applications will be March 31, 2009. Please include the following items with your application:

● Current CV

● A 3-5 page personal statement, to include: personal background, research interests, special skills, and areas of desired development ● Writing sample ● List of up to 3 References




Alan B. Stevens, PhD Professor, Department of Medicine

2401 South 31st. Street

Temple, TX 76508

(254) 215-0452



Marcia G. Ory, PhD Professor, School of Rural Public Health

1266 TAMU, SRPH Building, Room A-157B

College Station, TX 77843



Angela Hochhalter, PhD

Assistant Professor,

Department of Medicine

2401 South 31 Street

Temple, TX 76508

(254) 215-0459




5. Assistant Professor/Research Scientist


Scott & White and Texas A&M HSC

Scott & White and Texas A&M Health Science Center are seeking outstanding Research Scientists to join our nationally recognized Program on Aging and Care at the rank of Assistant Professor. Successful candidates will join a team of researchers conducting trials on interventions for older adults with chronic illness and their caregivers. Candidates will be expected to contribute to the goals of the program while also developing an externally-funded, independent line of intervention and health outcomes research. Collaboration with clinicians, scientists, and community organizations is expected.

Applicants must have a PhD or comparable graduate degree, plus a minimum of two years research experience.


The position is open to candidates with training in behavioral and social sciences, public health, health services Scott & White is the largest multi-specialty practice in Texas, with more than 600 physicians and research scientists who care for patients at Scott & White Memorial Hospital and Clinic in Temple and within the 19 regional clinic system networked throughout Central Texas, as well as a regional hospital in Austin, a LTACH in Temple, and others Led by physicians with a commitment to patient care, education and research, Scott & White is listed among the “Top 100 Hospitals” in America in several categories, and has been listed as a Thompson Top 15 Teaching Hospital for the past three years. All staff have Texas A&M faculty appointments, commensurate with experience. The health system and medical school are investing heavily in basic, translational and clinical research, with appropriate support.


Scott & White offers a competitive salary, comprehensive benefit package, and a generous retirement plan. For additional information regarding these positions, please contact: Alan B. Stevens, PhD, Director, S&W Program on Aging and Care, c/o Jason Culp, Recruiter, Scott & White Clinic, 2401 S. 31st, Temple, TX 76508. (800) 725-3627 jculp@swmail.sw.org


Scott & White is an equal opportunity employer. A formal application must be completed to be considered for these positions. For more information on Scott & White, please visit our web site at: www.sw.org.