The 2001 APA annual convention will be held in beautiful San Francisco on
August 24-28. Programming for Division 3 and for other science-oriented
divisions as well as for APA's Focus on Science program will occur on the
weekend, August 24-26. To kick off the Focus on Science Program, APA is
sponsoring a Science Social Hour on Friday, August 24th from 5-7 PM that
will run in conjunction with a poster session.
The program for Division 3 will include symposia on various topics including
memory distortion (chaired by Maria Zaragoza), social influences on memory
(chaired by John Kihlstrom), and memory for position (chaired by Mark McDaniel).
Invited speakers will include Mike Anderson, Charles Brainerd, John Gardiner,
Details about these symposia and the rest of the program will be published
in the June newsletter.
Members of Division 3 who have suggestions for the program should contact
the program chairs prior to Jan. 20th at
Thinking ahead-Do you plan to attend the convention in San
Division 3 encourages participation at the annual convention, so mark your
In addition to marking the dates, why not mark a REGISTER FOR APA date
in early April? Such a reminder is useful because APA does not send
out registration packets for the convention. Instead, information will appear
in spring issues of the American Psychologist.
Division 3 and the other science divisions will schedule their programs
on Science Weekend (Friday-Sunday), August 24, 25, and 26. All the science
divisions are usually housed in a single hotel!
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Can We Give Our Science Away?
Nancy K. Dess
Senior Scientist, American Psychological Association
Eminent members of our scientific community -- Bob Bjork, Gregory Kimble,
and others -- have written eloquently about the importance of "giving
psychology away." Et voila! The Decade of Behavior initiative to promote
public understanding is underway. The American Psychological Society has
inaugurated a journal devoted to Psychology in the Public Interest
and has formed a partnership with Scientific American. APA recently
sponsored a public lecture series on intelligence with the Smithsonian Institution.
These are just a few of many wonderful examples of how we share and advocate
for what we do. But it isn't enough. Not even close. We need to do much
more to meet the challenges we and other behavioral and social scientists
face in the public arena, such as:
Challenges from Without
· Governmental ambivalence: In 1995, the House Budget
Committee recommended the elimination of NSF funding for behavioral and
social sciences, including psychology. In 1999, Christopher "Kit"
Bond (R-MO) of the Senate Appropriations Committee spearheaded a similar
"The Committee encourages NSF to review its SBE research activities
and to focus its funding toward activities more directly related to NSF's
core mission of promoting an understanding of the physical sciences."
Heroics by Senator Daniel Inouye (D-HI) and disciplinary associations
stymied this latest effort. There is no reason to believe this will be
the last such attempt.
· Public skepticism: The perception of behavioral and
social sciences as "soft," "bogus," and self-serving
persists. As described in the Chronicle of Higher Education (11/22/2000):
"Dan Seligman, a regular contributor to [Forbes], isn't sure
that the world needs more social scientists. He believes that fields like
anthropology, psychology, and sociology are 'in desperate shape,' but says
that 'a powerful instinct for self-preservation will see them through to
' As for the field of psychology, Mr. Seligman
mentions a recent American Psychological Association study centering on
a large corporation where, according to the report, 60 percent of employee
absences were due to psychological problems. 'Like, one assumes, the angst
associated with getting out of bed in the morning,' writes Mr. Seligman."
· K-12 science orthodoxy: The number of psychology
courses offered in high school has surged this decade and APA recently published
standards for its teaching. However, psychology is rarely, if ever, taught
for science credit in K-12 education. It usually is an elective offered
in the junior or senior year, well after the "what is science"
sensitive period -- i. e., after students have imprinted on science as biology,
chemistry, and physics.
Challenges from Within
· Inattention: A small number of psychological researchers
are heavily involved in advocacy, but too few devote time and energy to
educating the people outside of their area of expertise or of our discipline
about what it is and why it is important.
· Incentives (not): The rewards for such advocacy are
generally scanty and uncertain -- just one manifestation of the poor-stepchild
status of "service" in faculty evaluation. Occasionally, popularizers
of the field are subjected to derision or disdain.*
· Overspecialization: In the quest for technical pristineness
and fineness of analysis, equally legitimate concern for impact, accessibility,
and importance often seems to lose out. This is "the word" on
grant proposals and journal articles in many areas of experimental psychology.
It should be possible to strike a better balance.
Let's Give It Away -- A Little at a Time
Some of these challenges suggest their own solutions. It is easy to generate
good ideas about advocacy. The key to large-scale change, though, is mobilizing
our community on a large scale. A few more people doing a whole lot would
be nice but, in an absolute sense, that still will not result in much more
being given away. Now, a large number of people doing a little
In that vein, the APA Science Directorate is inviting broad participation
in Behavior Awareness Week, slated for launch next October (contact me or
see the Jan/Feb Psychological Science Agenda for more information):
Just one, 45-minute visit to a Grade 8-10 classroom to talk about psychological
science is all it takes. If our community pitches in on a large scale, tens
of thousands of students would be reached, hopefully in perpetuity. This
model -- a little given by many -- can be applied to a range of activities.
Let's give it away, in a big way.
If you have questions or comments, please contact me at NDess@apa.org.
*I'm grateful that so many colleagues have been very supportive and complimentary
of my own advocacy efforts while at APA. Here, I refer to the occasional
exception, to the usual role of
advocacy in formal evaluations, and to less-positive experiences others
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Division 3, Experimental Psychology
If you're reading this, it's likely that you're a member of Division 3,
but if not, you might want to know a bit more about us. This is from our
web site, http://www.apa.org/divisions/div3,
which also contains an application. Hint, hint!
"The Division of Experimental Psychology of the American Psychological
Association was formed many years ago to represent the interests and concerns
of psychologists whose principal area of study or research lies within the
field of general experimental psychology. Several specific goals of the
Division have been established, including the promotion of basic experimental
research, the transmission of this research and its theoretical bases to
students, the facilitation of information exchange among the division members,
the enhancement of interdisciplinary relationships, and the support and
development of the scientific core of psychology. "
If you're not a member, why not join today?--VJD
New Division 3 Fellows
New fellows selected in 2000:
The following Fellows in other divisions
selected for Fellow status in Division
Congratulations to all!!!
Changes and Opportunities at the National
Joseph L. Young
Program Director for Human Cognition and Perception, NSF
The Division of Behavioral and Cognitive Sciences (BCS) has been undergoing
changes in the last few months in personnel and in increased opportunities
for research support. In October, the Division's new Director, Philip Rubin,
reported for work and has quickly put his stamp on the Division. Rubin is
Vice President of Haskins Laboratories in New Haven, a faculty member at
Yale University, and a noted psychologist and speech researcher. Other recent
personnel changes include Rodney Cocking's moving from Human Cognition and
Perception to Child Learning and Development and my being brought from the
brink of retirement to return to the Human Cognition and Perception Program.
The main source of the increased opportunities for research support is
the unprecedented 14% budgetary increase for the National Science Foundation,
an increase found in one of the appropriations bills that has already been
passed by the Congress and signed by the President. While the 14% increase
is less than the 17% request in the President's original FY 2001 budget
request, it is the largest percentage and dollar increase in NSF's budget
BCS was slated in the original FY 2001 budget request for a greater than
average increase, due to the inclusion of a specific provision increasing
support for cognitive neuroscience research by $10M. While the increase
may be slightly less than the request (final allocations to Divisions, Programs,
etc., have yet to be made), we still expect a very large increase, and we
are hard at work fashioning ways in which those funds can be used to enhance
theoretically-oriented cognitive neuroscience research. We have asked John
Jonides of the University of Michigan and Guinevere Eden of Georgetown University
to help us fashion a plan, and we are on the brink of releasing a "Dear
Colleague" letter related to this Cognitive Neuroscience emphasis (watch
for it on the BCS web page at http://www.nsf.gov/sbe/bcs/)
outlining the various opportunities available. Clearly, one thing this does
mean is that researchers in cognitive neuroscience should not be deterred
from applying for the January 16 target date by the large size of their
budgets, as we will have a mechanism for dealing with such budgets. In addition,
investigators needing more time should be in touch with their Program Officer
to see if it is possible to get an extension past the target date.
In a conference report accompanying the appropriations bill containing
NSF's budget, the Congress directed us to mount a Children's Research Initiative
with $5M this fiscal year. We will be administering this research through
the Child Learning and Development Program, and details will be posted on
the BCS web page as soon as they are available.
Finally, there are opportunities for visiting appointments as Program
Directors in the Division. These appointments can last from one to three
years and are ideal for people who have a reason to be in the Washington
area for a while, who want to see how the funding process works from the
"other side," who want to be a part of the exciting activities
planned for the next few years, or who just want to do their part for the
field. The first is in the Linguistics Program, which includes psychological
research on language. The second is a new position in Cognitive Neuroscience.
These two positions are available immediately, with the desire being to
have people in them starting as soon as possible. The third position is
in the Human Cognition and Perception Program. As I said above, I was plucked
from the brink of retirement to return to this Program, and I won't be putting
off retirement indefinitely. We would like to begin interviewing candidates
for this position as soon as possible so that we can end up with a roster
of acceptable candidates that we can draw from in the future. Individuals
interested in these positions should contact Philip Rubin, Division Director
of BCS, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Early vs. Late Selection--Could this be
the Critical Experiment?
Make a Contribution to Science-Participate in an experiment designed
to test once and for all J whether the semantic content of unattended information
can affect behavior.
warning: This activity has not been approved by an IRB, so participate
at your own risk. J
Experimental condition (that's you): Look at the box below for 5 seconds.
Focus on the rows of Xs; do not attend in any way to the writing between
the lines of Xs.
send a comment to the editor
send a comment to the editor
Control condition (this is you too, but you in the past)--No need
to do anything. I have two years of baseline data with a to-be-attended
message presented in the text begging for input from you, the reader.
That message counts as attended because I am sure that each of you reads
the newsletter with full attention to everything!
Predictions: Only 1 person in two years has responded to the attended
messge. I will compare that to the number of responses to the unattended
request. The way that I see it, if early selection theories of attention
are correct, there should be no reliable increase in the level of responses.
But, if late selection theories are correct, there will be an increase in
responses as readers find themselves sending comments to email@example.com.
I'll let you know the results in the June newsletter.
Comments/Questions? Of course, I would welcome comments on the design!
J I would also welcome comments about the ethics of this study. J In fact,
I guess that you might say I would welcome comments. VJD
to the Editor
Oops, there are none.
Just think-YOUR LETTER COULD BE HERE! AT NO COST TO YOU.
(Just submit the darn thing!)
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A chiasmus for Division 3
A magician pulls rabbits out of hats.
An experimental psychologist pulls habits out of rats.
submitted by Robert (Bob) Perloff
(Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus of Business Administration and
Psychology at the University of Pittsburgh) from page iv of Mardy Grothe's
book "Never Let a Fool Kiss You or a Kiss Fool You" (Viking, 1999.
Another chiasmus for Division 3
Harry Harlow was introduced once after an exquisite dinner of many gourmet
courses as the "youngest full professor in the history of the University
of Wisconsin". He replied thus, "I don't know if I'm the youngest
full professor, but I know that I am the fullest young professor".
Robert Perloff received this in the mail and submitted
it for our enjoyment
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Division 3 of APA, Executive Committee Meeting
Meeting Room 4, Renaissance Washington Hotel, Meeting Room 4
August 4, 2000
Present were Roddy Roediger, President; Douglas Nelson, President-Elect;
Frank Bellezza, Secretary-Treasurer; Members at large of the Executive Committee,
Dave Balota, Morton Ann Gernsbacher, Tom Zentall; Representatives to APA
Council, Neal Johnson, Manny Donchin; Bruce Overmier, APA Board of Directors;
Darlene Howard and Jim Howard, Co-chairs of the Program Committee
President Roediger called the meeting to order at 6:15 PM.
The minutes of the November, 1999, Executive Committee meeting were approved
President Roediger reported on the election results
President-Elect- Morton Ann Gernsbacher
Executive Committee Members-at-Large- Randall Engle, Edward Wasserman
Representative to APA Council: Harry Bahrick
The new Chair of the Membership Committee will be David Payne. He will
work with Betty Capaldi, Mahzarin Banaji, and Doug Hermann to recruit members
belonging to other science-oriented divisions in APA.
The Report of the Fellowship Committee prepared by Chair Reed Hunt was
read by President Roediger. The following members of Division 3 were recommended
to the Council of Representatives for Fellowship status: Gordon Logan, Steven
Luck, Michael Birnbaum, Richard Carlson, Lynn Robertson, Cynthia Owsley.
Fellows from other divisions nominated for the same status in Division 3
were Mahzarin Banaji, Darryl Bruce, Arthur Fisk, Sylvan Kornblum, Richard
Jim Howard presented the Program Committee report. Division 3, in cooperation
with Divisions 6 and 20, presented 9 symposia. In addition to symposia on
Mind, Brain, and Behavior, there was also symposium on establishing and
maintaining IRBs, as well as three invited addresses and a poster session
with 25 posters.
Frank Bellezza reported that our financial status was good, although most
of our expenses will occur later in the year as a result of the August meeting.
There appears to be no reason to raise the Division dues at this time. Statistics
obtained from the APA membership office indicate that our membership has
declined by 114 in the past year, but only 24 of these can be accounted
for. Even if the decline in membership is not as great as these statistics
indicate, 370 of our members are dues exempt. It is important to recruit
David Balota reported for the Awards Committee and the written report provided
by Chair Peter Urcuioli was distributed. The New Investigator Awards winners
Jonathan Crystal from the University of Georgia for the paper "Systematic
nonlinearities in the perception of temporal intervals" published in
the Journal of Experimental Psychology: Animal Behavior Processes.
Catherine Harris and Alison Morris from Boston University for the paper
" A sublexical locus for repetition blindness: Evidence from illusory
words" published in the Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human
Perception and Performance.
Delphine Dahan from the University of Rochester for the paper "On
the discovery of novel wordlike units from utterances: An artificial-language
study with implications for native-language acquisition" published
in the Journal of Experimental Psychology: General
Pamela Hinds from Stanford University for the paper "The curse of expertise:
The effects of expertise and debiasing methods on predictions of novice
performance" published in the Journal of Experimental Psychology:
Michael Wenger from the University of Notre Dame for the paper "On
the whats and hows of retrieval in the acquisition of a simple skill"
published in the Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory,
There followed a discussion of what the eligibility requirements should
be for the New Investigator Awards. It was decided that candidates should
be pre-tenure or within 7 years of earning their PhD. However, the journal
editors and the Awards Committee may exercise some judgment when using these
criteria, and exceptions may occur. Also, it was suggested that these awards
should not be given at the Division 3 Business Meeting but at the APA Awards
Meeting. [Following the Business meeting, Tom Zentall suggested that the
President be given his/her plaque before he/she speaks. Then at the very
end of the speech, but before the question period and before the audience
has left, the President announce the winners of the new-investigator awards.]
The report on The Experimental Psychology Bulletin prepared by Veronica
Dark was read by Frank Bellezza. The Committee expressed the hope that Veronica
would serve as editor for two more years, for a total of five years. All
agreed that the style of the Bulletin was fine. The suggestion was
made that the Bulletin be published in May and in October. The May issue
would contain the Division 3 APA program and encourage members to make plans
to attend the August meeting. The October issue would contain the nomination
ballot for Division 3 officers as well as encouragement to vote in the APA
survey allocating seats in the Council of Representatives. Another suggestion
was that the Bulletin be placed on the Division 3 web site or be
sent to members via email. Richard McCarty promised to help us get Division
3 member's email addresses in a useable form from the APA master list. He
suggested that we contact Jerry McLauglin, director of MIS.
Neal Johnson and Manny Donchin reported on the activities of the Council
of Representatives. They drew the attention of the Division to the activities
of the Commission on Education and Training Leading to Licensure in Psychology
that was created by the Council in its February 2000 meeting. The Commission
is chaired by APA President Norine Johnson and has issued a report based
on its activities during the past year. While the Commission is focused
on Clinical Psychology, its recommendation will affect any psychologist
who is seeking licensure, including I/O and Experimental Psychologists.
The Commission's recommendations will also affect departments of psychology
who train clinical psychologists. The main thrust of the Commission is to
eliminate the requirement of a postdoctoral year of supervised practice
as a condition for licensure. The thrust of the Commission's recommendations
is that the pre-doctoral practicum experience, and one year of pre-doctoral
internship, constitute adequate preparation for Licensure. Johnson and Donchin
emphasized that the Commission is now soliciting comments on its initial
report, and it is important for Division 3 members, and department chairs
to consider and comment on the report. It will be a mistake, they said,
to consider this Commission as irrelevant to our concerns. It is also the
case that the Commission is genuinely seeking input. The final report of
the Commission will be presented to the Council, and it is important, therefore,
for members to communicate their concerns to the Council representatives.
Another issue is that state representatives are asking that every state
be represented in Council. This could weaken the influence of divisions,
such as Division 3. This proposal, however, does not appear to have much
backing. The Council approved (at a session held following the Executive
Committee's meeting) two agenda items. Funding was made available on an
annual basis to the Public Education Campaign managed by the Practice Directorate
which, inter alia, provide news media messages that will make the practice
of psychology better known to the general public. The Council also approved
$350K on an annual basis for the Academic Enhancement Campaign developed
by the Science Directorate. This campaign ranges from activities like the
neuroimaging workshop held in June 2000, through the Academic Career Workshops.
Richard McCarty, Merry Bullock, Patricia Kobor, and Virginia Holt from
the Science Directorate made a presentation. McCarty outlined some of the
programs the Directorate is involved in. There is the possibility that APA
will prepare press releases that will accompany the publication of important
journal articles in the APA journals. This program will result in psychological
research being covered more widely in the news media. Also, as part of the
program for the Decade of Behavior, The McDonnell Foundation will provide
founds for a series of 5 lectures a year for 5 years at various professional
meetings (APA, APS, Psychonomic Society, etc). There was also some discussion
of ethics training becoming mandatory for research investigators working
under federal grants. Morton Ann Gernsbacher discussed the ethics-training
module available as a PowerPoint file through NIH. Modifications of this
program to fit particular research programs seem to be easily made.
Under New Business, it was decided to ask Ruth Maki to continue to maintain
the Division 3 web site. Also, the term "animal behavior processes"
was added to the 100-word description that defines the interest areas of
members of Division 3.
The meeting was adjourned at 8:30 PM.
Francis S. Bellezza, Secretary-Treasurer
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Division 3 on the Web
The Division 3 Web Site is accessible from the APA homepage.
It contains an application for membership, the bylaws, and officers' names
and addresses. As it develops, it will likely include program information
and the newsletter. (In fact, it might even contain the newsletter at this
very moment-why not check it out?)
The address is
Ruth Maki, firstname.lastname@example.org,
is maintaining the site.
BOOK ALERT--APA is publishing a new book in February 2001 that is likely
to be of interest to members of Division 3. The book is edited by Roediger,
Nairne, Neath, and Surprenant and is entitled "The nature of remembering:
Essays in honor of Robert G. Crowder". See the APA Books web site for
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Award Winners of the Society for General
Psychology for Year 2001
The Society for General Psychology, Division One of the American Psychological
Association, announces its Year 2001 award winners who have been recognized
for outstanding achievements in General Psychology. This year the winner
of the William James Book Award is Michael Tomasello for his book
The Cultural Origins of Human Cognition, which was published in 1999
by Harvard University Press. This award is for a recent book that serves
to integrate material across psychological subfields or to provide coherence
to the diverse subject matter of psychology
The Year-2001 winner of the Ernest R. Hilgard Award for a Career Contribution
to General Psychology is Murray Sidman. And the winners of the George
A. Miller Award for an Outstanding Recent Article in General Psychology
are Jack Martin and Jeff Sugarman of Simon Fraser University
for their article "Psychology's Reality Debate: A 'Levels of Reality'
Approach'" which appeared in the Journal of Theoretical and Philosophical
Psychology in 1999 (pp. 177-194). In each case the awardees receive
a certificate and a cash prize: $500 for the Hilgard and Miller awards,
and $1000 for the William James Book Award. The winner of the competition
to deliver the Year-2001 Arthur W. Staats Lecture for Unifying Psychology
who will receive an award of $1000 will be determined and announced later.
Call for Nominations
Division 1 Awards, Year 2002
For all of these awards, the focus is on the quality of the contribution
and the linkages made between the diverse fields of psychological theory
and research. The Society for General Psychology encourages the integration
of knowledge across the subfields of psychology and the incorporation of
contributions from other disciplines. The Society is looking for creative
synthesis, the building of novel conceptual approaches, and a reach for
new, integrated wholes. A match between the goals of the Society and the
nominated work or person will be an important evaluation criterion. The
Staats Award has a unification theme, recognizing significant contributions
of any kind that go beyond mere efforts at coherence and serve to develop
psychology as a unified science. The Staats Lecture will deal with
how the awardee's work serves to unify psychology.
There are no restrictions on nominees, and self-nominations as well as nominations
by others are encouraged for these awards. For the Hilgard Award
and the Staats Award, nominators are asked to submit the candidate's
name and vitae along with a detailed statement indicating why the nominee
is a worthy candidate for the award and supporting letters from others who
endorse the nomination.
For the Miller Award, nominations should include: vitae of the author(s),
four copies of the article being considered (which can be of any length
but must be in print and have a post-1995 publication date), and a statement
detailing the strength of the candidate article as an outstanding contribution
to General Psychology.
Nominations for the William James Award should include three copies
of the book (dated post-1995 and available in print); the vitae of the author(s)
and a one-page statement that explains the strengths of the submission as
an integrative work and how it meets criteria established by the Society.
Text books, analytic reviews, biographies, and examples of applications
are generally discouraged.
Winners will be announced at the Fall convention of the American Psychological
Association the year of submission. Winners will be expected to give an
invited address at the subsequent APA convention and also to provide a copy
of the award address for inclusion in the newsletter of the Society.
All nominations and supporting materials for each award must be received
on or before April 15, 2001. Nominations and materials for all awards
and requests for further information should be directed to General Psychology
Awards, c/o C. Alan Boneau, Department of Psychology, George Mason University,
Fairfax, VA, 22030. Phone: 301-320-3695; Fax: 301-320-2845; E-mail: email@example.com.
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CALL FOR NOMINATIONS
Committee on Women in Psychology (CWP) Leadership Awards, 2001
The APA Committee on Women in Psychology (CWP) invites nominations for
its seventeenth annual Leadership Awards. These awards serve to actively
demonstrate CWP's commitment to ensure that women receive equity both within
psychology and as consumers of psychological services, and that issues pertaining
to women are kept at the forefront of psychological research, education,
training, and practice.
Nominees will be identified as "emerging" or "distinguished"
leaders in one or more areas of influence: service provision, scholarship,
public interest, and service in psychology. Emerging leaders are psychologists
who have received their doctorate within the past 15 years, have made a
substantial contribution to women in psychology and show promise of an extensive,
influential career. Distinguished leaders are psychologists who have worked
for 15 years or more after receiving their doctorate. They should have a
longstanding influence on women's issues and status and should be recognized
leaders in their area of expertise. Successful candidates will have made
significant contributions in one or more of the following areas:
Recognizes individuals who have demonstrated outstanding delivery of psychological
services to women. Such leadership includes working directly with women,
directing and/or supervising psychological services for women, and/or development
of innovative psychological services for women.
Recognizes innovative, high-quality research accomplishments that impact
women's lives or improve their status. Such leadership includes but is not
limited to: a) increasing our general knowledge and understanding of women's
experiences and development; b) developing theory and research relevant
to decreasing societal biases (e.g., sexism, racism, heterosexism, abelism,
ageism, etc.) that impede the advancement of women. Relevant activities
include publication, teaching and mentoring.
Recognizes individuals whose efforts have furthered the welfare of women.
Such leadership includes but is not limited to: a) promoting legislation
which improves the welfare of women; b) increasing the representation of
women in psychology and society; c) advocating for the rights of women;
d) advancing the utilization of psychology to enhance women's lives; e)
challenging the discrimination and harassment of all women; and f) improving
the welfare of under represented subpopulations of women in psychology and
Service in Psychology
Recognizes individuals who have demonstrated outstanding leadership in their
service to psychology. Such leadership includes serving in multiple leadership
positions in the governance of psychology oriented groups, having a sustaining
impact and influence on women's issues in policy and procedures in professional
organizations, and/or tackling important and significant issues for women
as part of their leadership activities.
Procedures for Making Nominations
All nominations must include a brief statement of support for the nominee
(500-word maximum), a current vita (6 copies), and three letters of reference
(6 copies of each letter). Reference letters should indicate whether the
candidate is being nominated as an emerging or a distinguished leader, as
well as the categories in which the candidate has made contributions (service
recognition, scholarship, public interest, and/or service in psychology);
additionally, letters should address the nominees' leadership activities,
contributions, and scope of influence that advance knowledge for and about
women, foster understanding of women's lives, and improve the status of
women and underrepresented populations of women in psychology and society.
Current CWP members, members of APA's Board of Directors, individuals who
have announced candidacy for APA President, and APA staff are not eligible.
CWP members cannot make nominations. Award recipients, selected by CWP in
March, will be announced at the APA Convention in San Francisco, California,
in August 2001.
Nominations and supporting materials must be postmarked by Thursday,
February 1, 2001. Incomplete nominations, and materials sent after the
deadline, will not be reviewed. Send nominations materials to: Leslie Cameron,
Women's Programs Office, American Psychological Association, 750 First St.,
N.E., Washington, DC 20002-4242.
(HEY! If you know a Division 3 Member deserving of this recognition, why
not nominate her?--VJD)
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BSA Master Lecture Series
The Board of Scientific Affairs (BSA) is seeking nominations for speakers
in the Master Lecture Series for the 2002 convention in Chicago (Aug 23-27).
The series highlights the best in psychological science. BSA has identified
10 core areas in psychology and each year there are lectures in five areas.
The areas for 2002 are developmental psychology; learning, behavior and
action; methodology; psychopathology and treatment; and social and cultural
psychology. Speakers are supported with travel expenses and an honorarium.
A nomination should indicate the category of the nomination and should
describe the nominee's research area and speaking ability and should indicate
why the work highlights the best. Nominations are due March 1,2001.
Mail to Sophia Birdas (firstname.lastname@example.org),
APA Science Directorate, 750 First Street, Washington, DC 20002.
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Division of Experimental Psychology,
Division 3, APA
Call for Nominations, 2000-2001
President-Elect 1. ____________________________________________
(will be president 2001-2002)
(List two names in rank order) 2.)_______________________________________
Representative to APA Council 1.)_______________________________________
(List two names in rank order) 2.)_______________________________________
Division 3 Executive Committee
3-year terms 2.)_______________________________________
(List five names in rank order)
Officers must be Fellows in Division 3, but if you do not know whether
someone is a Fellow, nominate him/her anyway. We'll do the checking.
Current and Recent Presidents: Morton Ann Gernsbacher (2001-2002),
Douglas Nelson (2000-01), Henry L. Roediger III (1999-00), Harry Bahrick
(1998-99), Vincent LoLordo(1997-98), Geoffrey Keppel (1996-97), Neal F.
Johnson (1995-96). Terms are August to August.
Current and Recent APA Council Representatives: Harry Bahrick (2001-2003),
Emanuel Donchin (1998-01), Neal F. Johnson (1998-00), Bruce Overmier (Board
of Directors), Geoffrey Keppel. Terms are January to January. Representatives
may serve two consecutive terms, so Emanuel Donchin is eligible for reelection.
Current and Recent Members-at-Large: Randall Engle (2000-2003),
Edward Wasserman (2000-2003), Henry L. Roediger III (1996-99), Donald J.
Foss (1997-00), Gregory Lockhead (1997-00), Morton Ann Gernsbacher (1998-01),
Thomas Zentall (1999-02), David A. Balota (1999-02), David Riccio, Lewis
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