MAY/JUNE 2007 FEATURED ARTICLESSally Leverty
The theme of the convention, “Building Bridges, Expanding Horizons: Interdisciplinary and International Perspectives,” is carried forward in a rich selection of symposia, conversation hours, papers, posters and social events.
The APA and the Jordanian Psychological Association signed a memorandum of understanding in which they agreed to continue regular communication and to cooperate on projects or activities “for the betterment of psychology and the public interest.”
SENIOR DIRECTOR'S COLUMN
- Senior Director's Column: We are All Hosts
The international theme and predictions that this year will bring the largest number of international participants to convention are signs of a healthy awareness within APA and within psychology more generally that an international in perspective is imperative.
By Merry Bullock, PhD
PSYCHOLOGY IN ACTION
- Stepping onto New Terrain: Organizations that Help Give Globally
A look at "PsyCorps" and "Psychology Without Borders," two non-governmental organizations that help psychologists apply their skills in emergencies around the globe and that use unique approaches to training their volunteers.
By Amena Hassan
- The Development of Children’s Understanding of Race in Guatemala
Collaboration between CIRP member Stephen Quintana and Yetilu de Baessa in Guatemala has provided a critical perspective and point of contrast to expand our understanding of how children develop in the U.S. and Guatemala in their understanding of and attitudes toward race.
By Stephen Quintana, PhD
ALSO IN THIS ISSUE...
- Florence Denmark Wins Raymond D. Fowler Award
Dr. Denmark has served in APA leadership for over 30 years and is currently APA’s main representative at the United Nations. She also serves as Chair in the U.N. for the NGO Committee on Ageing (CONA).
By Kylie Dangerfield
- CIRP and BEA Join in Task Force
The goals of the BEA/CIRP task force are to consider whether and how APA might participate in global quality assurance in psychology. The task force will survey international quality assurance mechanisms in place for psychology and other disciplines and advise APA on how to proceed in this arena.
- Holocaust Commemoration Held at the United Nations
The Commemoration focused on the importance of teaching the youth about the lessons of the Holocaust so that future generations may work to end racism, prejudices, and hatred.
By Kylie Dangerfield
- CIRP Meeting Highlights
A number of reports, updates, and analyses were received and discussed at the CIRP meeting including a report on internationalizing the undergraduate curriculum, a discussion APA’s role in international quality assurance, APA’s response to international crises, and a draft APA resolution on genocide.
By Danny Wedding, PhD
- Intel International Science and Engineering Fair Awards Prizes in Psychology
APA participates in the ISEF to highlight behavioral and social sciences projects - it serves as a Special Awards Organization and grants seven awards to the best projects in the psychological sciences.
By Jewel Beamon
- An Interview with APA President Sharon Brehm
Dr. Brehm discusses how she envisions APA and psychology approaching these challenges and offers suggestions about how a more global perspective can be incorporated in research, teaching and outreach.
By Amena Hassan
- International Mental Health Professionals in Japan: Challenges and Opportunities
The IMHPJ website identifies its primary goals as improving the “quality, quantity, and accessibility of mental health services available to the international communities in Japan.”
By Carolyn Zerbe Enns, PhD, and Jim McRae, PhD
- APA Recognizes International Award Winners
Rubén Ardila, PhD, Gerard A. (Jerry) Jacobs, PhD, Frederick T. L. Leong, PhD, and Serge Moscovici, PhD receive International Awards.